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A vote is expected on who has the power to make decisions about Shelter Island’s wetlands

The council is expected to vote Monday evening to send decisions on wetlands applications back to the council.

If members stick with previous comments on the proposed legislation, only Deputy Supervisor Meg Larson is likely to vote against the transfer. She has maintained that changes must be made to the code before responsibility is transferred back to the council.

Supervisor Amber Brach-Williams expressed concern about the impact of potential denials on the part of board members that could prevent certain requests from being acted upon.

But a brief mention of a city council member having to claw back a $500 political contribution to a local party or candidate within a five-year period ultimately turned out to be something that was removed from the legislation.

This would therefore not be a reason to qualify for refusal.

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