May 2006 News Letter
P.O. Box 623, Miller Place, NY 11764
A Message From the President
The development of the DeLea sod farm has been a continual source of worry for us due to the variety of plans we’ve heard through the grapevine over the years. The application was submitted last year but it now seems to be at a standstill at the Town. Although our VP/ zoning chairman Jim Moran has stayed on top of the stages as they’ve advanced through the typical process, concrete answers as to the amount of land to be donated to our school district has not yet been defined. Of course that concerns us. The impact of planned single family homes and PRCs has been projected to add a million dollars to our school budget. We need to ensure that the residents of Miller Place have a strong voice in what ultimately happens on the remaining property. Please attend the general membership meeting next week to share your concerns.
March 2006 IT’S TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP
Civic Board of Directors
This month’s general membership meeting brings the annual election for our civic board of directors. This year there are four open positions and currently four individuals running for those positions. The incumbents are Frank Klement and Kathy Rousseau. The newcomers are Phil Harrington and Rita Miszuk. Anyone else interested can be nominated from the floor that evening.
Phil Harrington- Phil Harrington has been a resident of Miller Place for the past three years, along with his wife Wendy and their daughter Helen. A schooled engineer and educator, Phil is an instructor at Brookhaven National Laboratory. At night he is an adjunct professor at Dowling College and Suffolk County Community College. Phil has also written eight books. Seven of his books discuss different aspects of the science of astronomy, while his eighth, coauthored with his wife, covers bicycling in and around the New York tri-state area. His primary interests and concerns about MP involve our development and impact on the environment. Frank Klement (incumbent) - Frank has been a resident of Miller Place for 30 years and a board member for the past two. He was a purchasing agent in the defense industry and the commercial construction field. He is chairman of our Traffic Safety Committee and was successful in obtaining the "No Thru Truck Traffic" signs along Miller Place Rd. south of Rte. 25A and additional speed enforcement from SCPD. He was involved in the North Country Rd. sidewalk and island improvement project, the Town Highway Dept.'s road and drainage repair program, and the placement of the No turn on red signs at Miller Place Road and 25A. Rita Miszuk-Rita worked as an art teacher in the Bronx after graduating from N.Y.U. She moved into art for children with special needs and then became a full time special education teacher. She relocated to Long and worked in the special education department in the William Floyd School District. Upon moving to Miller Place she began teaching in the Comsewogue School District .
After teaching for ten years, she decided to enter the
fields of banking, real estate and mortgaging. She is
Kathy Rousseau (incumbent) - Kathy has been a resident of Miller Place for 17 years. She is an occupational therapist providing services primarily to infants through elementary school children. She has served as President of the MPCA for the past two years and as Vice-president prior. She maintains the membership list, prepares newsletters, manages and delivers e-mail communications and is a member of the Zoning and Beautification Committees. Responsibility has been to coordinate general communication and plans of the MPCA, and over site of committees.
Robotics Team members after their much appreciated clean-up of Miller Place Road
Our annual clean-up held on May 13th was successful despite the hovering clouds and threat of more rain. Troop 204 was in full force along with members of the Robotics Team. Beautification chairperson Andrea Kinsler did a wonderful job planning, organizing, and advertising the event. We thank her along with everyone who volunteered that day.
The Robotics group held their own mini-clean-up a few weeks back. They cleaned from the High School (including the driveway) up to the intersection at 25A. They cleaned roughly 20 large garbage bags full in addition to some finds that were too big to be bagged (cement bricks, hub caps, biology textbooks,etc.).
Joe Keany Memorial 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk