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Welcome to the Manor Park Civic!

The Manor Park Civic Association has been serving the community since 1983. The Association was formed over concerns that the Town of Brookhaven intended to expand the operations at Brookhaven Muncipal Airport and was already in the process of seeking to condemn homes in Manor Park for expansion of the airport. Ultimately, the Town was successful in taking only three homes to provide a buffer zone for the Airport. These buffer zones have been a source of concern for the residents of the area who must be constantly aware of activity at the Airport in order to ensure that the peaceful and small nature of the Airport is not destroyed by inappropriate development.

Oddly enough, this has been a recurring battle for the residents of Manor Park for the almost 25 years, as the Town seeks to ever increase its revenues from activity at the Airport at the expense of the quality of life of nearby residents.

Additionally, the Manor Park Civic Association is a strong and steadfast proponent of preserving the entire Mastic Woods. The 254 acre Mastic Woods surrounds Manor Park and has been the target of relentless development pressure and abandonment by elected officials for many years.

The Mastic Woods is home to the headwaters of the embattled Forge River and the residents of Manor Park were among the first to call for its preservation and restoration. President MaryAnn Johnston even filed a successful Article 78 to stop the Town from permitting a massive PRC to be built with a Sewage Treatment Plant at the headwaters of the Forge River, or as the Town proposed cesspool systems for the project located at none other than the Town owned Calabro Airport.

The Mastic Woods is second on the critical preservation list of the Long Island's Last Stand group and is now the subject of a Planning Steps Resolution by Suffolk County Legislator Kate Browning. The efforts of the Manor Park Civic Association were critical to convincing the developer to sell the Mastic Woods for open space preservation.

Manor Park continues to be an advocate for our residents and aims to preserve and enhance their quality of life now and for the future.

Meet the Candidates
Written by Webmaster   
Saturday, October 04, 2014

MEET the CANDIDATES

 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Mastic Fire Department

 

We join with Mastic Park Civic Association in presenting a Meet the Candidates night at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the Mastic Fire House.  Candidates for federal, state and local offices have been invited, including candidates for Congress, the State Senate and the State Assembly. 

 

This is your opportunity to see, hear and question the candidates in person. 

 

Come on out for a lively discussion!

 
Manor Park Civic Meeting
Written by Webmaster   
Saturday, October 04, 2014

MEETING NOTICE

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Dowling College, Rm. 201B

(Entrance on William Floyd Pkwy.)

 

UPDATES:

Solar Farm Proposals;

Weeks Avenue Land Clearing;

Meet the Candidates Night


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Welcome to Manor Park sign
Written by Webmaster   
Thursday, May 15, 2014

Thanks to the efforts of local Eagle Scout Matt Cunningham, the Welcome to Manor Park sign at the corner of North Titmus Drive and Moriches-Middle Island Road is being replaced.  Many of you have seen preliminary activity at that corner.  The project includes a new sign and landscaping.

The Manor Park Civic Association has made a donation to reduce Matt's outlay for the project.  If you are able to contribute a small amount to defray the cost of  Matt's welcome project, you can forward it to MPCA at PO Box 504, Moriches, NY 11955 and we'll pass it on to Matt. 

Thanks again to Matt and everybody who has supported this worthwhile project.   

 
July 9, 2014 Meeting Notice
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Friday, July 04, 2014


MEETING NOTICE

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Dowling College, Rm. 201B

(Entrance on William Floyd Pkwy.)


UPDATES: Solar Farm Proposal; Airport (Mis)Management;

LIRR Cleanup – East Yaphank; Airport Tree Clearing

Please join us at our Summer meeting for the latest developments and discussion of several issues of concern, including:

The owners of a 100 acre parcel fronting on Moriches-Middle Island Road have proposed constructing a solar farm on the wooded property.  Town Supervisor Ed Romaine introduced a resolution prohibiting tree clearings for the purposes of building a solar farm.  Both proposals were on the agenda for the Town Board’s June 25th meeting.  A special thanks to our neighbors in the Cranford Boulevard area and others who have been vocal in expressing their concerns regarding this solar farm proposal. 

Unfortunately, the shuffling of management at the Town Airport early this year has not been a change for the better.  In addition to continuing problems with a few pilots who ignore the safety of local residents by flying low over our homes, the operators of the skydiving operation have been given free rein at the Town facility.  We have heard reports of unacceptable behavior by skydive employees and/or patrons, including beer parties on the tarmac and a topless female motorcycle rider.  By the way, the chair of the Airport Advisory Committee, Councilperson Panico, hasn’t held a meeting in two years. 

 

The LIRR illegally dumped contaminated materials, including lead, asbestos and known carcinogens, alongside the tracks in an area just off River Road near the Carmans River in East Yaphank.  The DEC has now approved the MTA’s proposed solution to cap the multi-acre site with concrete instead of removing the contaminated materials.  We opposed that short-sighted solution, along with Supervisor Ed Romaine.

Dan Panico’s tree clearing plan at the Airport includes removal of all trees in certain residential areas and construction of a ring-road around the perimeter of the entire airport requiring the removal of forty additional acres of trees.  The plan is undergoing required environmental study, a step the Town omitted when Panico pushed this plan in 2010 and 2011.  We have a better idea – save the taxpayers money and kill this unnecessary threat to our homes.

Reminder - DUES FOR 2014 are still $20 per household.  Please help us continue to protect your community.  Pay dues at the meeting or mail to MPCA, P.O. Box 504, Moriches, NY 11955. 


 


Last Updated ( Friday, July 04, 2014 )
 
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