Stay or Go? Know When the Storm Comes 

Do you want to learn more about hurricanes and evacuations? Sea Grant made a video about this project (among others in the Coastal Storm Awareness Program) showing on July 14th!

There will be two screenings at the Long Beach public library: 2p and 7:30p with some amazing panelists and Spanish interpretation. Please check it out!
See the movie trailer here: http://www.nyseagrant.org/csap 

Drinking Water Status and Sustainability Presentation


The Beach to Bay Central Council of Civics bring a presentation on problems the Long Beach Barrier Island’s drinking water currently faces. 

Thursday, June 23,2016 7:30pm

Long Beach Public Library Auditorium (2nd Floor)

Almost 4 years ago, when we published our post “Long Beach Drinking Water Meeting“(https://makingmypoint.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/long-beach-drinking-water-meeting/) this issue was being noticed. 

At the time,  Assemblyman Weisenberg said this was “the most serious problem in the city’s history.” Two weeks later,  disaster in the form of Sandy struck, and there were more immediate items that we needed to attend to.  

Can you imagine, our only source of nearly-free drinking water is neither protected nor managed to assure it remains clean, safe, and available- even into the near future?  

Please attend to find out more. 

May 28, 2016 Civic Beach Clean Up 

From PLCA:

The Point Lookout Civic Association 2016 Civic Beach & Park Clean Up is being held this upcoming Memorial Day Weekend. Please gather all your family, friends and neighbors to help clean up Point Lookout’s valued recreational treasures. Clean up will start at the Park and Cove, then head to Civic Beach via the Jones Beach Inlet. Wear sneakers or boots, lather up the sunscreen, spray on some bug spray, bring a pair of work gloves and lots of energy. Community Service Hours will be awarded to those who need them(speak with Tim Gola, Heinz Posch or Matt Brennan). Light refreshments will be served.

 
Date: Saturday, May 28 (Rain or Shine)

Time: 8:00 AM Sharp
Where: Meet at the Park/Ball fields

 
Remember, many hands make light work.

See you Saturday morning.

 
Tim Gola

Heinz Posch
PLCA Beach Committee Co-Chairs

Help Save the Point Lookout Flag Tower

  
The Point Lookout Community Church is on the grounds of the original U.S Life Saving/Coast Guard Station. The flag tower which is pictured, is the original flag tower and is over 100 years old.
   
It is in desperate need of repair and since it is of historic importance to the community of Point Lookout, we are asking for donations from our businesses, residents and friends. We need to raise $8,500 for the repairs and our goal is to reach that by April 1st so work can be started and completed by June 14th which is Flag Day! If we do not reach the desired amount the flag tower will have to be taken down. 

 

     We have started a GO FUND ME site and the link is https://www.gofundme.com/6rvq9pqs
If you prefer to mail a check please make the check out to the Point Lookout Civic Association and put FLAGTOWER in the memo section of the check and mail it to:
Kevin Haff
C/O Flag Tower
P.O. Box 900
Point Lookout, NY 11569.
Knowing how generous our wonderful town can be when help is needed, I am sure we can achieve our goal by the target date of April 1st.
Please be as generous as your means allow. 
Thank you in advance,

Kevin Haff

Chairman

Point Lookout Civic Association

Santino Declares State of Emergency: Jonas 2016

From Town of Hempstead Supervisor Santino:

Santino Declares State of Emergency; Town Crews Poised to Respond to Storm; Programs to be Cancelled

Hempstead Town’s snow salting and plowing crews are poised to respond as this year’s first major snowstorm approaches our area. A projected major winter blizzard has prompted Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony J. Santino to announce a State of Emergency effective 11 p.m. on Friday evening, January 22nd. The town will be cancelling all Parks Department and ANCHOR programs and registrations starting tomorrow, Saturday, January 23rd through Sunday, January 24th. Additionally, town Civil Service exams scheduled for Saturday, January 23rd are cancelled and will be rescheduled. A Monday, January 25th meeting of the Town Village Aircraft Safety & Noise Abatement Committee (TVASNAC) has been cancelled. Further, Hempstead Town’s Department of Senior Enrichment programs and transportation will be cancelled for Monday, January 25th.

“The town’s snow team is ready to work to ensure that our roadways are safe and clear,” said Santino. “I am declaring a State of Emergency, requesting that all cars be removed from roadways, and I urge all motorists to limit travel to emergency situations.”
The town is requesting that homeowners remove cars from roadways so that town snow removal crews can effectively and efficiently salt and plow streets. TheSupervisor cautioned residents to limit exposure to the elements as temperatures drop. Frigid temperatures and high windsareforecasted to accompanythe storm. Santino also advised motorists that high winds may create “white out” conditions, which can severely limit visibility. Further, the town reminds residents to place shoveled or blown snow from sidewalks and driveways onto their property, not into local streets.
“We will be doing our part to keep neighbors safe and roads clear,” concluded Santino. “Residents can help by removing cars from roadways and by making sure that snow that is shoveled or blown from walkways and driveways remains on resident’s property. Under no circumstances should snow be placed onto public roadways.”