Minutes - June 26, 2012
The meeting commenced at 7:14 with the reading of minutes of the exec board meeting. Minutes were accepted as read.
The minutes of the May Civic Association meeting were read, approved and accepted.
Ø Treasurer report: There was $2,027.47 in the account the end of May. A $400 check will need to be written shortly to re-file for a tax exempt # for the association. Report was accepted.
Ø Beautification report: Progress has been made with representatives of TDBank, as we look for more trees, manually controlled sprinkler system, less sod and more plantings, and a perennial clipping garden for customers.
Plant-In Day was successful, with gardens planted at the Comsewogue middle school and H.S.
There were no traffic or membership reports.
Ø Ed announced that Brookhaven has allotted money for a hub study for the area near the train station and a useage study for the former Lawrence Aviation site. Laurie explained that the study will solicit the help of the community and urged all to get involved.
Ø A vote was taken to amend the association by laws to have minutes taken at the exec. board meetings. It was approved.
Ø Diane Lenihan worked diligently on community outreach and arranged presentations from Peter Sharrock-Mgr of Petsmart, Vel Padilla of Dark Child Tatoos, Raj Patel of America’s Best Value Inn, and Port Jefferson Bowl.
Ø Resident Barbara Reynolds and her husband live behind AutoZone and came to the association for support in getting changes made to the garish colors and bright lights that overpower her home and the required replacement of dead trees that are supposed to buffer the AutoZone from her property. She provided photos and the board promised to follow up with a letter, in addition to providing her with the phone number of the company’s local lawyer, Tim Shea (879-3000). She was told early on that she was promised that there would be a tall tree line blocking the view from their home.
Laurie reminded the members that AutoZone NEVER came to the civic before construction, or since.
Ø Lou Antoniello would like to reach out to the organizers of the ‘Dickens Festival’ to see about engaging ‘characters’ at the Uncle G’s shopping center this December.
Ø Charlie McAteer recalled the idea of moving the shelters of the SC Bus Co from the narrow Cherub Lane, to a wider, better monitored street. He added that he’d contacted Kara Hahn’s office and spoke with Tom Ryan who was reaching out to SC Bus Co. Ed said he’d follow up with that.
Motion to close the meeting made by Tim Granito, seconded by Fran Navaretta. Adjourned at 8:40!