Message from Mayor Letica - August 15th, 2018

Seawall Update from Mayor Letica

Dear Neighbors:

On August 9, 2018 the Village of Asharoken in partnership with the Town of Huntington completed the repair to the seawall which protects Asharoken Avenue near Bevin Road. A sinkhole at the seawall had formed landward of the steel sheeting. The project was overseen by Aram Terchunian of First Coastal Engineering. Approximately 180 tons of bedding and cap stone were placed into the sinkhole to support the exposed steel sheeting significantly improving the protection of the roadway, the seawall and public safety. This repair is only a temporary solution to prolong the lifespan of the failing seawall prior to a new permanent replacement.

I would like to thank Huntington Supervisor Chad Lupinacci, Superintendent of Highways Kevin Orelli and all the staff of the Highway Department for their incredible assistance on this project. The Village purchased the materials and the town provided the machinery and labor to complete the two day project. Additionally I would like to thank our Deputy Mayor Pam Pierce for supervising the entire project and Trustee/Police Commissioner Mel Ettinger for his work with the police department to assure traffic flow through the construction area. Finally, thanks to the members of Parking Lot 13 who kindly allowed the Village to stage the materials on the property during the project.

The Village is working with the US Army Corps of Engineers regarding a plan to permanently replace the seawall.  I will update you as more information becomes available.

Go to to view a video of the repair.


Mayor Gregory Letica

Video of recent repair work