While more than 80,000 cubic yards of sand have been taken out of the inlet of Three Mile Harbor, making it easier for boats to navigate, the aren't happy that the county isn't dredging the south end of the harbor as had been planned, according to a report from this week.
Reportedly, the county’s Department of Public Works have a survey that showed shoaling on the harbor’s south end isn't bad enough to move the county-contracted dredge there.
Legis. Jay Schneiderman, I-Montauk, told The Star that private docks and moorings in the channel made thorough dredging an impossibility. "The county made attempts to have the structures moved and failed, so the county said narrow the channel down to 75 feet," he said.
Yet, Diane McNally, the head trustee clerk, said the bottomlands aren't private property, but trustee property. “Jay Schneiderman was a town supervisor. He should know that. He should have made a call. They are faceless,” she said about the county agency. “They passed the buck and left us to explain to our constituents.”