Minutes of the Port Jefferson Station/Terryville Civic
Association February 25,2015
Present: Ed Garboski, Diane Guidice, Charlie McAteer, Joan
Nickeson, Lou Antoniello, Howard Aarons, Frank Gibbons
Pledge of Allegiance
January minutes read and accepted.
January executive board minutes read and accepted
Town of Brookhaven information on the ‘What Now’ group and ‘Girl Talk’ support
Suffolk County, information on Narcan training and Boater Safety Classes
Treasurer- Lou reported the balance as of January 31,
2015 is $2,195.82.
Beautification- Joan invited members to join the committee.
She is working with Craig den Hartog of Old Town Bloom to foster a planting
event at the high school. She made a private donation of seed starter kits JFK
Middle School; looking forward to flowers for transplanting into the flagpole
garden. As secretary, she asked for any
submission of images or stories for a digital scrapbook to be linked to the
FBook page or civic website.
No traffic report.
Ed announced an interest in holding a civic-lead blood
drive: he will send out an email to all on our email list, to ascertain the
Ø Presentations: William
Doyle- constituent services director from Lee Zeldin’s office, made an
appearance to offer his contact information to aid residents.
The new Dunkin Donuts is seeking a
zone change to permit a drive-thru window. Expediter, Diane Moje presented her client’s interest and fielded
questions and concerns: Client is John Elliot .
Member concerns focused on traffic, safety and the accountability
of the agents of the original application sent to Brookhaven Planning Dept.,
specifically the inaccurate street address for Dunkin Donuts site plan as
Setauket, which lead to excluding this membership from an initial presentation,
review and input on the site plan.
member concerns recorded:
· Positioning of the proposed drive-thru and impact of headlights on
motorists on Rte 347 as it exists now.
· The increased impact of headlights from proposed drive-thru lane
on motorists, after NYSDOT ‘takes’ their
property on Rte 347 for road expansion.
· Re-use of dwarf evergreens currently planted on site, to mitigate
the effects of headlights from a proposed drive-thru lane.
impact of additional cars drawn to
the proposed drive-thru near a currently congested intersection - NYS Rte 347
at Old Town Road.
increased impact of those additional cars after the NYSDOT ‘takes’ their
property for expansion of NYS Rte 347 –the resulting shortened driveway can
cause ‘stacking’ of cars at the entrance, into the road.
‘drive thru’ cars can impact safety and congestion on traffic entering the existing Kohl’s/Waldbaums
drive thru cars impact on safety and congestion of traffic merging from the
exit of the 7-11.
News- There was a recent meeting at Councilwoman
Cartright’s office with the owners of 7-11 and Ed, Diane, Charlie and Joan to review an application for a new gas
station next on the site at the corner of Rte 347 and Old Town Road and moving
the front door entrance on the existing 7-11 building.
Member concerns recorded:
impact of cars entering and exiting the gas station on Old Town Road which is
impact of cars entering and exiting …on NYS Rte 347
impact of cars exiting the gas station and merging westbound, into Rte 347
traffic, as cars merge to the same shoulder to access the Dunkin Donuts where
another merge-lane ends.
question of the ownership of the gas/gas tanks.
Lauro Group- Civil Engineers and
land use company, and owners of Advantage Storage at the former 84 Lumber
property, Rte 112, Port Jefferson Station.
The applicants intend to meet with
Councilwoman Cartright shortly. They presented images and details on hours,
operations, designs, landscapes.
In general, member comments were
positive. Concerns were eagerly taken up
by Mr. Lauro. We expect follow up report
Member concerns recorded:
· Trailers, RVs and boat-park storage
–needs careful monitoring of possible waste, refuse, and oil and gas discharge
onto the property.
· The hours of access of boat owners and other customers given
access after official closing time could cause the intended use of a seasonal storage into an unintended daily use
‘driveway’ instead. This also makes it more of a security issue at night since
there will be no manned guards.
adjourned 9:03 pm
submitted by ____________________________
Nickeson, Recording Secretary