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June 28, 2011 Minutes
Jun 28, 2011 -

Port Jefferson Station/Terryville
Civic Association Minutes
June 28, 2011

Meeting Called to Order at 7:10 pm

Salute to Flag

Treasurer’s report; LouAntoniello

Reading of Minutes of May 24, 2011 by Tema Brodsky. Approved by Tony Rottoli. Seconded by Frank Petruzzo.

As of 5/31/11 we have $2,239.22 plus we had to give $90.00 for a PO Box and $40.00 for

Postage for Laurie Green which leaves a balance of $2,226.91.

MaryAnn Johnston, ABCO, Umbrella group and Planning in the Town of Brookhaven

She updated us on civic matters that affect our community and the surrounding communities such as our having less and less say in what is done in our communities.

Discussion ensued. The Land Use Act was adopted in the Port Jefferson Station Area. Steve Fiore-Rosenfeld was given the Good Government Award. He supported grass roots groups. ABCO is not in favor of the Carmans River Project. We have to have community-based planning. Website: ABCOonline.org (Carmans River Project).

All of the decisions are made in the Town’s Zoning Board of Appeals. We have to go en masse to a meeting of this group to voice our opinions about communities having community-based planning. Mary Anne Johnston of ABCO will inform Laurie Green when the meeting will take place so we can attend and make our voices known.

Beautification Committee: Joan Nickeson

Welcome to Port Jeff. Sta./Terryville sign at Old Town Road and Rte. 347 has been designed by Tom of Letter Perfect Graphics via Jim Tsunis. Joan Nickeson asked that we take pictures of signs we like and send them to her at


Brookhaven national Laboratory will hold its Summer Sundays Series from 7/17 until 8/14/11. Anyone interested in attending these lectures can pick up a flier with the dates which Lou Antoniello brought to the meeting tonight.

The Cumsewogue Historical Society is holding a photo exhibit/reception of “Cumsewogue: A Photographic Journey through Port Jefferson Station and Terryville” from July 1 through August 31, 2011. Reception will take place on July 10 from 4 to 7pm on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Port Jefferson Recreation Department. All are invited to attend.

Open Space Committee: Lou Antoniello

The only track left is the Gentlemen’s Driving Park which is located on Morgan Avenue between Canal Road and Route 347. A horse named “Echo” raced there and was undefeated many years ago. Look at Earth Images website to find out more information about this unique piece of property. It has been put on a list of parcels to be purchased by the Town of Brookhaven.

Park at 112 and Route 347: Land is now available for our use.

New Business

Comsewogue School Superintendent, Dr. Joseph Rella and Principal of Comsewogue Senior HS, Joe Coniglione came to speak of a new program entitled LEAP (Leading and Empowering to Achieve Potential). Sixty students at the high school have already signed up for this program. It is headed by Mrs. Fasano, a mathematics teacher at the high school. Her website is MFasano@Consewogue.org. Two students, Eric Wilson and Ruth George spoke about leadership and how to help others achieve this quality. If the civic needs some assistance from s these students, we should let Mrs. Fasano know.

Our request to host a “MeJNickeson@optonline.net so that we have other ideas for our welcome sign at this location.  et the Candidates” night at our October 25th Civic meeting has not yet been responded to by either the Suffolk County Democratic or Republican Committee Headquarters.

No civic meeting held in July and August. Out next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 20, 2011.

Motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:55 pm made by Tema Brodsky and seconded by Ed Garboski.

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Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776