Officers in Attendance:  President Tom Talbot, First Vice President Denise Arnold, Second Vice President Betsey Martinez, Recording/Corresponding Secretary Gail Lynch-Bailey, Membership Secretary Margaret Malloy; Those Who Signed In: Judy Talbot, Fred Steinmann, Irene Steinmann, Frank Bailey, Jack Stinton, Harold C. Bachmann, Roberta Schlegel, Lillian Weidig, K. Kelly, Barbara Shirreffs, Phyllis Dieber, Lea Van Lane, Danny LaVardera; Also in Attendance: Ira Brickman, Brian Ferruggiari

I. The meeting was Called to Order at 7:04 p.m. & the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

II. The March meeting minutes were read and approved as written.

III. Treasurer’s Report: $3192.55 in savings; $564.88 in checking, from report e-mailed by Treasurer L. Mazza

IV. President’s Report/Unfinished Business:

  • Ben’s Paints –activity there today, equipment being removed; TOB planning board is next stop
  • Lucky’s Used Car Lot – bumpers cannot be even w/curb, must be 10-15 feet back from road edge
  • MICA Scholarships- Tom contacted HS asst principal re MI nominees, must have community service to qualify
  • MICA’s Walking Tour of new Library property – Wed, April 21, 5:30pm, about 45 min long, e-mail reminder
  • #2 Creekside Drive – still “nuthin’” done, despite Tom’s meeting w/WM and Denise’s many calls;  Maggio is owner of property and bigtime TOB carter – major safety and quality of life concerns need further addressing!
  • Girl Scout Gold Award Ceremony on Thurs, April 29, 7:30pm at Longwood Estate -MICA will recognize 3 young ladies for their achievements and their construction of a butterfly garden at the estate
  • Library Vote on April 14 – budget approved!
  • Lions Club will add their sign to large MI sign at Bartlett Pond Park.  Lions President Ira Brickman gave a brief history of our local Lions Club and its many good works. Their 3rd annual Chinese auction on May 7 at Old Coram FH will fund Marinello Scholarship, assist two families battling cancer, help flood & fire victims via SC Red Cross, and fund canine companions for independence. Doors open at 6:30 and the 240 seats always sell out!
  • Longwood Golf Outing this spring to benefit students battling terminal illness – details to follow
  • Signs promoting MICA meetings, ala Coram Civic, are being priced; Lea Van Lane suggested use of LPL easels
  • Solar Panels at LPL now operational; need to let public know about good energy practices here
  • MIFD Big Bucks Drawing coming this May, only 300 tickets will be sold, bbq on drawing date
  • TOB presents “Blight to Light” film Mon, Apr 26 at SUNY SB, 9:30 am
  • Signage and Planting project on Library corner – Gail & Tom pursuing w/LPL trustees via Caithness funds
  • Peter Pan musical production at Longwood HS this weekend – free and superb!
  • Great Brookhaven Cleanup this Saturday, April 17, at 9:30am, opp. King Kullen –sign-up sheet circulated
  • Blood Drive at MIFD  this Sat, 10am – 3pm at  main house , Rt 25 & Arnold Drive –walk-ins welcome

V. Presentation: The “Meadows at Yaphank” by Brian Ferruggiari of AVR Realty Co. – the newest plan for the old Parr Meadows/ Willy World sites on the northwest corner of the LIE and Wm Floyd Pkwy now calls for 850 multi-family residential units on the two northern quadrants, 550,000 sq. feet of office space on the sw quadrant, and retail use in the se section, including one big box, a grocery store, and a hotel (if development warrants!) plus public amenities of ball fields for LYSA use and a nature trail connecting this CGA property to the core to the west.  Deemed tax positive by LIA economist Pearl Kamer, this project of regional significance would use AVR’s existing sewage treatment plant to the north which will be re-habbed to use solar power.  Many more meetings, revisions and hearings to come.

VI. Annual Election: President Talbot distributed ballots to eligible voters as identified by Membership Secretary Margaret Malloy, with the following results: President: Tom Talbot; First Vice President: Gail Lynch-Bailey; Second Vice President: Betsey Martinez; Treasurer: Larry Mazza; Recording/Corresponding Secretary: Barbara Shirreffs; Membership Secretary: Margaret Malloy.

VII. The meeting was adjourned at 8:58 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, –Gail Lynch-Bailey, Rec/Corr Secretary