MINUTES OF THE June 17, 2010 MICA Meeting – Longwood Public Library

Officers in Attendance:  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:  Those Who Signed In:  Roberta Schlagel, Fred Steinmann, Irene Steinmann, James & Loretta Civil, Harold Lilie, Edith Lilie, Lea Van Lange, Arthur Brehm, Chris Hanley, Phyllis Dieber, Harold C. Bachmann, Kevin O’Connor; Also attending:  George Lymber, Jacqui Palatnik

I.    Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

II.   Minutes of the May 20, 2010 meeting were read and approved as written.

III. Treasurer’s Report:  $3,194.00 in Savings, $561.42 in checking

IV. President’s Report/Unfinished Business:

  • Two $200 scholarships were awarded to two worthy Longwood High School Students
  • Oakcrest property – Street light problem addressed – Town promised will have it resolved by the end of June
  • K-mart Property – Breslin to meet with MICA on 7/15 regarding property
  • Carmans River Conference – Information on Brookhaven Town website
  • Dumpsters behind Compare Foods – Maggio company – Town had them removed
  • Boy Scout Ceremony – Was held on 6/13/10
  • Flood Water Problems addressed by residents located mainly on Middle Island Road – Severe high water table, resident’s basements flooded, requested MICA assistance.  President Talbot will speak to North Shore Sun newspaper to have reporter discuss with residents – No progress with Town – Long Term Problem
  • Brookhaven lab – Visitation on Sundays in Summer
  • ABCO – Gambling – 6 locations mentioned – Meeting Monday, June 21, 2010 at Library
  • Bartlett Park – Veterans Memorial Dedication 6/19 at 11:00 – shuttle bus provided from MIFD

V. Presentation:  Suffolk County Water Authority – Speaker Kathryn Fedur
Discussed water cycle on LI, how we can affect quality of water – garbage pollutants, chemicals (pesticides, fertilizers, etc.) and gas and oil leaks.  Constant testing of water.
The speaker showed us how water is filtered.  In-ground sprinklers seem to be overused which can be a source of a high water bill to consumer.

VII – The meeting was adjourned at 9:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted – Barbara Shirreffs, Rec/Corresponding Secretary