Nemo Postpones Long Wharf Deed Transfer Ceremony

The passing of the deed from Suffolk County to Sag Harbor Village will wait as a blizzard blows through.

Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman, I-Montauk, was planning to present  the deed to Long Wharf to the trustees of Sag Harbor Village Friday during a public ceremony — but the impending blizzard Nemo has other plans.

Schneiderman's office announced Thursday morning that due to the forecast, the ceremony is indefinitely postponed. A new date is expected to be determined in the coming days.

The transfer of ownership of Long Wharf got the unanimous approval of the Suffolk County Legislature on Dec. 18, 2012.

The Sag Harbor Express reported in December that the presently 1,000-foot-long wharf was bought by the village in 1947 for $5,000, but given to Suffolk County for $1 months later, after the village could not foot the bill for costly repairs and maintenance.

The county has since leased the wharf to the village annually, handling larger capital improvements while the village takes care of regular maintenance and collects docking and use fees.

The ceremony was supposed to be at noon in front of B. Smith's Restaurant, a long-time tenant of the Long Wharf.


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