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Meeting: November 13, 2018

  • Old Noyac Schoolhouse 3010 Noyack Road Sag Harbor, NY, 11963 United States (map)

Guests:

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Items of Interest:

 A small private plane taxis on the runway as a helicopter takes off overhead at the East Hampton Airport. Sag Harbor Express

A small private plane taxis on the runway as a helicopter takes off overhead at the East Hampton Airport. Sag Harbor Express

 From left, Sandra Ferguson, the vice president of the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt, Dai Dayton, the president of the organization, and David Cummings, a board member, all oppose the village's plan to create a police vehicle impound lot on Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, pictured in the background. Christine Sampson photo

From left, Sandra Ferguson, the vice president of the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt, Dai Dayton, the president of the organization, and David Cummings, a board member, all oppose the village's plan to create a police vehicle impound lot on Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, pictured in the background. Christine Sampson photo

 Video of Flooding at Bay Ave, Noyac. October 27, 2018

Video of Flooding at Bay Ave, Noyac. October 27, 2018

  1. Holiday Dinner Dance Tickets on Sale! WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US!
    Nov. 18 • 4-8pm at the Coast Grill. There are a few tickets left!
    Just $65 pp (includes tax & gratuity) at the Whalebone General Store. Enjoy a Happy Hour with Hors D'oeuvres, Choice of a 3-Course Dinner, DJ & Dancing, Raffles and more. Anyone may attend, so bring your friends and reserve a table. This is our fundraiser for the NCC scholarship and other charitable endeavors. Click HERE for more info

  2. FAA Forum on North Shore Helicopter Route
    There will be an FAA Forum on North Shore Helicopter Route Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at Riverhead Middle School on Harrison Avenue in Riverhead, from 7-9PM.
    According to the Sag Harbor Express, “There will be a station where residents can submit a written statement for the formal record. The FAA opened a 60-day public comment period on the helicopter route — required legislation crafted by Congressman Lee Zeldin… as part of the FAA reauthorization bill.” Read more

    Direct link to submit your comments: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FAA-2018-0954-0001

  3. Say NO to an Impound Yard at the Long Pond Greenbelt.
    The next Sag Harbor Village Board meeting will occur at 6 PM, Tuesday, November 13, (the same night as our meeting but one hour earlier).

    In keeping with the NCC’s mission of being concerned with quality of life issues including potential contamination of our aquifer, the NCC stands with members of the Long Pond Greenbelt and will be sending a letter to the Village Board. Click HERE to read letter. The Sag Harbor Village Board must be informed that we are opposed to building a paved impound yard in the Long Pond Greenbelt. This property is in a groundwater protection area designated by the state and is listed as a critical environmental area by both the county and the town. Why then store vehicles that could add environmental problems in a protected area?

    You may voice your concerns for building an impound yard at this environmentally fragile area at the Village meeting or send an email to clerk@sagharborny.gov.
    Click here for more information about this issue and for examples of letters.

  4. Our neighbors at the end of Bay Ave. are concerned with the flooding at the end of the road once again.

    Recently the Town moved the sand after the last recent flood but did not replace the beach correctly. The result is excessive flooding up Bay Ave. Please call Marty Shea (environmental analyst) 631-287-5710 and Alex Gregor (Superintendent of Highways) 631-728-3600 to voice your concerns.

    This site is also where neighbors expressed environmental concerns to the Conservation Board earlier in 2018 regarding a proposal to renovate 38 Bay Ave. The neighbors and NCC vociferously expressed their concerns to the Conservation Board for the fragile wetlands, and the storm water runoff into the Bay. What is the affect of having above ground septic pools in this flood-prone area and the damage to neighboring properties if this total renovation were done?

    Click here or on photo to see a video from October 27.

  5. On Sept. 10, 2018,The DEC sent a notice to John Tintle, owner of the Sand Land Mine modifying its permit. The DEC letter requires, “the cessation of mining activities and the initiation of reclamation of the mine.” The NCC anticipates legal hearings and appeals from the mine’s owner, so this is not settled. As the DEC finally states, “Future site activities in and around those areas where processing and storing of vegetative waste formerly occurred, have the potential to allow the release of contaminants in that area which could impact the local groundwater.” The NCC is demanding:

    • an immediate injunction against all non-mining activities
    • an enforcement plan and a plan to clean up the contamination found by the Health Department in the groundwater.
    Lead, arsenic, excessive manganese and iron, other heavy metals and radio active chemicals were found in the Health Department’s test wells. This is the entire East End’s water supply.

    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.

CONTACT:

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


Thanks to all attending Meet the Candidates tonight at our October Meeting.

CANDIDATES FOR NYS ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

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Patrick O'Connor, Republican, Conservative

Fred Thiele, Jr., Working Families, Women's Equality, Independence, Reform

Earlier Event: October 2
Meeting: October 2, 2018