A land surveyor fascinated by the history of his town's settlement finds some evidence that questions the controversial jurisdiction of the town's trustees, including their $15,000 per year salary.

Trustees' authority not as broad as thought, former official says

By Denise Civiletti

The jurisdiction of the Town Trustees to regulate activities in and adjacent to the bays and L.I. Sound is being called into question by a retired state coastal resources official who says he's been telling Southold officials for years that the town's regulatory scheme has serious, even fatal, defects.
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