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ARNOTT GORDON GOODING
- Gooding, 77, of Shelter Island Heights, is making his first run for elected office. He is running on a platform, "A Better Island for All."
- He was chairman of the town’s Community Preservation Fund advisory committee for eight years.
- He is retired from a building materials and construction systems company.
- Gooding said he wants to restore trust and respect in government and protect the island’s environment and character with what he called balanced, smart development.
- He said he favors a professional water study to help define and protect the island’s aquifer and supports requiring I/A OWTS septic systems be installed when property titles are transferred to reduce nitrogen contamination.
- He said the town should build affordable housing on town property to help make more units available so young people can afford to stay or return after school.