Civic group moves to expand initiatives

May meeting discusses ongoing projects

Sam Desmond
Posted 5/19/22

On Monday, May 2, the Blue Point Civic Association had their May meeting at the Bayport Blue Point Library.

Coming off the heels of their successful Blue Point Creek Defender Day on April 10 that …

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Civic group moves to expand initiatives

May meeting discusses ongoing projects

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On Monday, May 2, the Blue Point Civic Association had their May meeting at the Bayport Blue Point Library.

Coming off the heels of their successful Blue Point Creek Defender Day on April 10 that had over 50 volunteers, the BPCA gave a summary on how effective the word-of-mouth was for the event.

Over twenty bags were collected over the course of two and half hours. A couple of volunteers even collected trash and debris while kayaking on the creek.

Representatives for local businesses like Starbucks and Winter Bros were also on hand.

Drafts for the Roe Park endeavor were shared with the Schettino family. Billy Schettino, who was tragically killed, had first brought attention to the Town of Brookhaven to renovate the area for Roe Park and had a vision of a skate park for local children.

A culvert on Pond Street in the Roe Park area has become overgrown and plans have been included to “daylight” the culvert, i.e. bring plants and water to the surface to make it cleaner.

Roe Park

A local community member who is an environmental lawyer has volunteered to assist the BPCA with work relating to the Five Mile Look Restoration. The extensive paperwork for the restoration of the wall and fountain had mired progress.

The Main Street Grant, funding to be bestowed to the Town of Brookhaven from the County in reimbursement for community-enriching projects, continues to be crafted.

A walkway project from the northside of Montauk Highway connecting Kennedy to Brown to provide linkage to disjointed downtowns was rejected by the Town of Brookhaven in terms of the scope of the project.

Decorative street lamps from Atlantic to Homan are still on the slate for the project.

Signage for crosswalks at the intersection of Middle Road and Corey Avenue were once again praised after being put in around early April.

While there are STOP signs on the north and south traffic of the intersection, the community continues to request STOP signs at the east and west portions of the intersection.

Legislator Dominick Thorne (R-8th District) was steadfast and adamant about his commitment to the safety of people in Blue Point.

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