Charles Neuman, a Veteran thanks other Veterans and the USA.
Christine Fenton, Southampton Director of Municipal Works, will address the Recycling Program.
Photo above from 27 East Series on “What Happens to Our Recycling”: “Material solid waste (MSW) and construction debris are processed on two separate belts at Paumanok Environmental in Yaphank. Much of the East End's garbage ends up in this facility.” JOSEPH P. LOUCHHEIM
Lynn Arthur, Southampton’s Energy Chair, will discuss Community Choice Aggregation, a program to reduce your energy bill. (Click here for flyer).
Items of Interest:
Our annual Holiday Dinner Dance at the Coast Grill was on November 15. Ninety-two party-goers had a great time dancing the night away. This event raised money for our scholarship fund and other charitable endeavors. The NCC is sincerely grateful for the donors who contributed to the raffle prizes and door prizes. (Click here to see the donor list)
The public outcry against the helicopter noise by North and South Fork residents has gained momentum with our elected officials, but not with the FAA. A Nov. 13 “workshop” type of meeting “failed to comply with the public hearing mandated Rep. Lee Zeldin’s legislative proposal which is now law.” Leg. Bridget Fleming and Assemblyman Thiele want an all water route on both Forks and "reasonable restrictions" on the East Hampton airport. Register your helicopter noise complaint on the Federal Register (See Noyac.org/action-items)
Sand Land Mine update: The DEC sent a letter to Sand Land, dated Sept. 10, 2018, telling Sand Land to cease all mining activity by Sept. 27 and they have 2 years to reclaim the Mine. Sand Land Appealed. The DEC is allowing them to continue mining activities (including illegally mining below the 160 foot floor of the mine) and allowing them to bring in uninspected (and potentially contaminated) fill. The DEC refused to issue a stop work order during the appeal…which will take years, all after the DEC admitted that the facility had contaminated the aquifer. The DEC is NOT protecting the health and safety of the public. It is time for each of us to call or email Governor Cuomo, (518) 474-8390. (See Noyac.org/action-items).
Please call and write to our Governor, Town officials and DEC to seek an immediate injunction and demand that the DEC do its job to protect our water. See below for contacts.
Alex Gregor, Superintendent of Highways asked the Town Council to start a capital project to hire contractors to augment the Highway Department’s efforts to clean the storm drains and catch basins in Southampton. “This would provide the most benefit to our residents,” said Mr. Gregor. If you think this is a good idea, contact the Town Supervisor and Town Council. Ask them to create this capital project.
Mr. Gregor has also been in touch with Marty Shea, Chief Environmental Analyst on the flooding problems at the end of Bay Ave. and the intersection of Pine Neck Ave. and Hampton Rd. The NCC has been advocating for a plan to remedy flooding at each situation.
Click to see flyer on Community Choice Aggregation, regarding pooling electric utility accounts to negotiate better energy deals. Questions can be sent to Lynn Arthur: Larthur@southamptontownny.gov 631.871.8877
Thank You to all those who donated to NCC Dinner Dance! Click here for list of donors.
CONTACTS RE: SAND LAND:
The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo 518-474-8390
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos 518-402-8545
625 Broadway, 14th Floor
Albany, NY 12233
Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman 631-283-6055
116 Hampton Rd.
Southampton, NY 11968