MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 18TH, 2012 MICA MEETING-LONGWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY

Those who signed in:  Gail Lynch-Bailey, Frank Bailey, Michelle Fulmer,  Al Schick, Fred Steinmann, Irene Steinmann, Barbara Shirreffs, Margaret Malloy, Raymond Sexton, Michael Lupinacci, Roberta Schlegel

I.  Meeting was called to order at 7:15pm, and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

II. Reading of the minutes from September 20th meeting were read and approved.

III. Treasurer’s Report-As of September 30th, 2012  Savings:  $2,216.36, Interest $0.10

Checking:  $466.27

IV.  Correspondence-n/a

V.  Reports of Committees & Officers-n/a

VI.  Unfinished Business:

~Bartlett Pond Park: scouts installed brick walkways; western section re-planted with trees and shrubs; trail to be added to; irrigation next week and Community Garden is in planning stages

~Nelin “No Gas” parcel – grounds mowed and weeded; next: find out Rite Aid’s true intentions

~Library Bond Passed: 698-394!

~MIFD Open House held last Saturday, at Station 2

~Volunteers still needed: Graffiti removal program, also,  BNL CAC alternate

VII. New Business

~ Veterans Day Commemoration: Sunday, Nov 11, 11:00 Bartlett Pond Park.

~ The First Long Island Natural History Conference is Friday, Nov. 16 & 17 at BNL

~ Exit 66 LIE service Road litter clean up-Tom will contact Town, MICA wants to put up no littering sign.

~ MICA Food Collection will be at King Kullen in Middle Island on Saturday, Dec. 1st from 10-2.  Please sign up to help us collect food donations.  Donations will be distributed to local food pantries.

~ Adopt a Family-Margaret will discuss info with Barbara Royce from the soup kitchen.  We are accepting donations of toiletries, gift cards, etc.

~ Consider MICA to “Adopt-A-Highway” – wanted: a safe location needing litter removed

~ Please “Like” MICA on Facebook,

~Longwood Public library has link to MICA on their website

VIII. ~Guest Speakers/Meet the Candidates: Dean Murray, Edward Hennessey, Ken La Valle, and Bridget Fleming all came to introduce themselves and to campaign for the upcoming election.

IX.  Adjournment at 9:15

~ Next Meeting: November 15, 2012 – invited guest is Scott Martella, Suffolk County Rep for Gov. Cuomo

Respectfully submitted:  Michelle Fulmer, Rec/Corr. Secy.

MINUTES FROM THE SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 MICA MEETING-LONGWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY

Those who signed in: Gail Lynch-Bailey, Barbara Shirreffs, Michelle Fulmer, Margaret Malloy,  Betty Mahar Fred Steinmann, Irene Steinmann, Amy Ellis, Roberta Schlegel, Kevin O’Connor

I.  Meeting was called to order at 7:15p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

II. Reading of the minutes from the May 17, 2012 meeting were read and approved.

III. Treasurer’s Report- As of August 31, 2012, Savings-$2,216.36, Checking-$496.90

IV. Correspondence-n/a

V. Reports of Committees and Officers

VI. Unfinished Business:

*  June 16th unveiled newest monument “Global War on Terror” at Bartlett Pond Park  It was a beautiful day; Fire Depts and other groups helped finance the ceremony.  Mrs Eagle, widow of Survivor of Pearl Harbor, and Mrs. Weiner who lost her husband in Iraq, unveiled the new stone.  Approx. 100 of the more than 200 on the wall were recognized in person.  All received a hat, metal, biography of their own story, and a picture by the monument.  Boy scouts are working on an intersecting walk way by Boy Scouts.  Waiting for funding from Keperts office for plants, irrigation, etc.  Veterans Day will be next event.  Everyone is very proud of the accomplishments, but we still have a long way to go.

*  Sandy Hills-Multifamily residential use proposed in 2002 located on Route 21 &25 behind “no gas gas station”.  Planning board in August went for final approval of site plan.  Last steps will include architectural phase.  Every indication it has passed.  Finances being stretched by Mr. Webber

*  Four Eagle Scouts were presented with awards. MICA attended all four ceremonies.

*  Coram old UA property (old movie theater disaster area)  is moving forward.  Developer  allowed the Civic Association to name the project.  They decided on “Win Coram Commons”.  Plan includes both residential and commercial properties with walkable commons.  Plannng Bd very supportive.

*  Kmart plaza to be renamed “Artist Lake Plaza”.  There is an extension to develop the property.  Owner will not develop until they can secure 2 anchor stores, will also promote community with common area, etc.

*Country Fair at Longwood Estates.  Very successful, first day weather was a little rough, but Sunday was beautiful. MICA & the library had tables, reenactments of wars, archeological dig for kids, etc.

*  ”No Gas, Gas Station” : asking everyone to take Rite Aid contact sheet to all and complain about the overgrown property.

VII. New Business

*  Redistricting:  Council 4 gains some in Longwood, Loses those in Farmingville and Mastic.  Town has until December 15th to approve redistricting.  Middle Island stays the same.

*  Birchwood Association has invited everyone to their meeting on September 27, 2012 at their clubhouse.

*  Lesko resigns, Cathy Walsh holding position temporarily.  Special election for TOB Supervisor on 11/6,  ABCO meet-the-Candidates (Ed Romaine and Brian Beedenbender) here on Mon, Oct. 15 at 7:30pm

*  MIFD Halfway to St. Pat’s Day Celebration, Sat. 9/22, 6-11pm

*  Pine Barrens Research Forum @ BNL- Oct 4 & %, Register by 9/24.  Educational and FREE

*  Octoberfest in Yaphank, Sun. Oct. 14, 2-6pm at German American Settlement League Clubhouse

*  Volunteers needed: Graffiti removal program, also BNL CAC alternate needed (BNL group formed to let people    know what is going on within BNL,) meets 2nd Thursday of the month.  Let Tom know if you can help.

VIII. Special Presentation by Suzanne Johnson and architect on the Longwood Public Library Expansion &  Enhancement Plan, Bond Referendum Vote on October 9th, 8am-9pm, add’l info meeting on Oct. 2nd , at 7pm

Adjournment at 8:50pm

Respectfully submitted:  Michelle Fulmer, Rec/Corr. Secy.