The Perlman Music Program’s August Benefit, to be held at the Dusenberry residence on Ferry Road, was approved on Tuesday night by the North Haven Village Board of Trustees. Rachel Coker, the membership and special events manager for the program, originally visited the board in early April to discuss the benefit. During this initial visit, village attorney Anthony Tohill asked Coker to formulate a comprehensive plan for onsite safety and parking. Subsequently, the program hired an outside and experienced security firm to handle parking and traffic direction. At the beginning of the event a few security workers will be stationed on Route 114 ushering traffic into the property.
The board also adopted the LIMWA, or limit of moderate wave action line, on the new Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood maps. Tohill said the adoption of the LIMWA line would have no discernable effect on homes in North Haven, but could lead to a village-wide 5 percent discount on flood insurance. Tohill also informed the village board that it’s on a bit of a time crunch in terms of adopting a law pertaining to the new flood insurance rates. FEMA must see a draft of the law no later than June 25. The law must be enacted by August 25 to be put into effect on September 25.
Resident Howard Griffith again asked the board about the potential of purchasing 13 small radios and antennas to give to neighborhood coordinators for emergency situations.
“If the telephone or electricity goes out, there is going to be no way to communicate with neighborhood coordinators,” said Griffith.
Tohill said the village is looking into renewing their franchise agreement with Cablevision. He said the company has been known to offer local government money for educational broadcasting, including funds for equipment purchases. Since the village doesn’t need broadcasting equipment, Tohill believes the company might be willing to cover some of the costs to purchase the emergency radios and antennas.