Summa & Spery win election and are sworn in.
Public Hearing Report
We had our public meeting last night (Aug. 12th) and I’d like to share what went on. To start with, Inspector Nuebauer gave his police report and our area was pretty quiet for the last five week period. There were five burglaries, one grand larceny from an auto and one case of domestic assault. He elaborated that most of the burglaries in the area are ‘drug driven’. Also, on Tuesday August 19th at 2pm at the Mastic Pool, the police will be conducting a ‘pool safety’ course for children between the ages of 6 and 12. This course will teach children safety around the pool areas and what to do if an accident occurs. Inspector Nuebauer wants to remind the public that every third Thursday of the month he holds a public meeting at the 7th Precinct starting at 7pm where the public can come down and discuss the problems in their neighborhoods.
Mastic Beach Village goings on
This Friday, August 15th, at William Floyd High School there is a production of The Jungle Book from the newly formed children’s summer theater sponsored by the William Floyd Summit and the Cultural Arts Guild of Mastic Beach. Tickets are $5 and the curtain rises at 7pm.
Saturday, August 16th is the annual Snapper Derby sponsored by the MBPOA and the Mastic Beach Yacht Club at the southeast park of Bob DeBona Memorial Marina 1 located at Elm and Riviera. There are two times for starting 10am–11am and 11am–12pm. Get there around 9:30am to register.
Thursday, August 21st, will see a return to village hall of the Arf Mobile vet clinic for another Feral Cat Neutering Program. Last month they did 60 cats. Cats must be dropped of at Village Hall in have-a-heart traps between 8–9am. If you don’t have a trap call Gail Riccobono at 631–682–6837 and she will arrange for you to get one. Program is free and all cats get a rabies shot and antibiotics as well. Pick up is between 4pm–5pm
On Sunday, August 24th, the MBPOA will be having their 11th annual Blue Claw Festival at Bob DeBona Memorial Marina 1 (Elm and Riviera). Lots of great seafood, many vendors, beer/wine and fun. Admission is free, come one and all.
Smith Point Restoration
In other news, the dune restoration work for Smith Point, is tentatively scheduled to start in September where restoration will be a 90 foot wide swath that will be 15 feet high and run from Moriches Inlet to the newly formed Bellport Inlet.
Village Comprehensive Plan
The Board of Trustees has voted to hire Wendel Associates to create a new comprehensive plan for Mastic Beach at a cost of $70,000. This will be an ongoing process that will require lots of public participation and is necessary for us to have a direction to chart the course for the development of our village.
I wish to thank Councilman Dan Panico for his help in turning back on the streetlights in Mastic Beach. Four months ago I submitted a list with 100 lights that were out and 80 have been fixed to date. However, while out doing a check I found another 31 that were out bringing our new total to 51 lights in need of repair. The list of streetlights that have been reported in need of repair are as follows:
If you have a light out that is not on this list please send me a note and I will add it.
While out on the streetlight patrol I had the unpleasant duty of observing one of our code officers ‘shirking’ his duties to the public by goofing off for the last 50 minutes of his patrol by parking at the DPW yard and then hiding in the woods on West Drive behind St. Judes. The officer will be disciplined and as a result I sponsored a resolution to end code patrols after 10pm at night which passed. Any problems after 10pm are a 911 police matter and not a code matter. We will save over $18,000 by eliminating these two hours of patrols not to mention the gasoline savings. It does not make me happy to report this to you but employees must be held accountable for their work ethics and job responsibilities.
Be well until we speak again and God Bless.
The Mastic Beach Village Crier has been created to be your voice in a village that seems to have forgotten the wants of their own citizens!
We are here to remind our Village Board that their job is to listen to the residents, make Mastic Beach a better place to live, and NOT line their pockets!
Be sure to let us know what you think the Village of Mastic Beach should be doing to make The Incorporated Village of Mastic Beach a better place to live and work. Tell us how the Village has made your life better or worse.
If you have a problem with the Village of Mastic Beach, please let us know and we will do our best to take care of it for you.
Bruce Summa the editor and publisher of this site and is a Trustee in the Village of Mastic Beach.