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Debris removal instructions Please click on link to download 1/11/2013 instructions
(Click link for letter and form)
A letter was sent out to homeowners requesting authorization for a Right of Entry (ROE) form to be signed, notarized and returned to the Town of Brookhaven by January 14,2013. If you did not receive this form please contact Robert Reilly Jr. at 631 451 9276. or Email Sandyrebuild@Brookhave.org.
Saltaire did receive a permit from the DEC to do a sand cube project at the end of last week. Permission was granted to do a limited scraping project to fill the cubes. One of the conditions of the permit is that by the spring piping plover season the community will have covered the cubes with sand. This additional sand cannot be scraped from the beach. My understanding is that Saltaire is moving ahead with the project.
We need to do a similar project in the Pines and I have directed our consultant to get the application filed. Doing a similar project in the Pines requires three things:
· Agreement with FEMA that they will reimburse such a project
· Agreement from the Town to front the funds for the project until FEMA reimburses.
· Resolution of this sand issue
FEMA will be in the Pines tomorrow 1/3/2013 and we expect to get an indication that they will reimburse for the project. I hope that if FEMA gives the green light, the Town will agree to front the cost. The important thing is to get the cubes on the beach to provide some protection to the community from the ocean. We can deal with the solution of the sand covering the sand cubes once the cubes are on the beach.
For our beach projects we use the consulting firm of Land Use Ecological Services. Land Use does not recommend such a project at this time and gave the following advice: “Typically, the beach is in erosion during the fall and winter months and sand buildup does not occur. The risk of damage or destruction of snow fencing at this time of year is typically greater than the benefit of trapping sand during fall/winter months, and we usually do not recommend installation of snow fencing at this time of year. Fencing is more typically installed, and beneficial, in the spring once the beach starts building toward its summer profile. Fencing was installed after the scraping last fall as a permit condition to protect and stabilize the augmented dune.”
It would appear that snow fencing at this time would also complicate the debris removal of the Army Corps of Engineers.
I recommend that we delay a snow fencing project until the sand cubing project is completed. If we are not able to do a sand cubing project we can then take up the fencing project.
FINS has announced publically that it will move to close the breach if it has not healed itself by this time. This afternoon, I am developing a letter from the four Brookhaven communities on Fire Island asking FINS when they will move to close the breach. I feel that a letter coming from all of the communities will have more clout.
These matters are complicated and they will take time to resolve, but they will get resolved. I am asking that the Board and the community be patient while we seek resolution of these matters. We are pursuing a strategy to get these matters resolved. It will take some time.
Commissioner of Building for the Town of Brookhaven - Martin Haley
Principle Building Inspector - Craig Lucas
Director of the Division of Environmental Protection - Jeff Kasner
Supervisor of the Division of Environmental Protection - Tom Corrano
Joyce D'Andrea - Permit Coordinator
Bob Reilly - Executive Assistant and contact for storm related damages
Town of Brookhaven Building Dept. # (631)- 451-6333
Division of Environmental Protection # (631) 451-6455
Jay Pagano firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Sawyer email@example.com
Roger Kluge firstname.lastname@example.org
Garry Korr email@example.com
Nicole LaFountaine firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon Wilner email@example.com
Jim Vandernoth firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Hartstein email@example.com
Jon Cassesse firstname.lastname@example.org
Tad Paul email@example.com
Lori Zeller firstname.lastname@example.org
Ken Pollard email@example.com
Steve Norring firstname.lastname@example.org
11/5/2012 8am update
· ACCESS TO THE PINES: As of Monday, November 5th, Suffolk County and the Town of Brookhaven by Executive Orders have placed a mandatory evacuation on Fire Island Pines. Only Emergency Personnel carrying a white Civil Service card issued by Suffolk County are allowed to enter Fire Island. No personal boats will be permitted and are being turned away by Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau.
· CONTRACTOR ACCESS: The Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management is holding a meeting Monday, Nov. 5 in the morning to discuss essential contractors that need to return to the Island for each community. As of now the County is stating that only plumbers, electricians and garbage removal are essential to secure and winterize properties quickly. More information will be known later Monday.
Welcome to the "FIPPOA" Official Landing Page for Post Hurricane Sandy.
The purpose of this site is to inform all homeowners of the recovery measures FIPPOA is taking in response to storm damage. You can inform yourself on the recovery actions and contact the respective board member assigned to the tasks below.
These are the Executive Board's appointed Chairs - please only contact those listed for these topics.
Rebuilding & Permitting (Nicole LaFountaine , Tad Paul & Steve Norring)
1. Homeowner Check List 11-6-2012
2. Contractor Communications
Government Relations (Nicole LaFountaine & Tad Paul)
1. Brookhaven (Nicole)
2. Fire Island National Seashore FINS (Tad)
3. Department of Environmental Protection DEP (Tad)
4. Department of Environmental Conservation DEC (Tad)
5. Zoning Issues (Tad)
Clean Up Debris & Refuse Removal (Garry Korr)
2. Debris Removal
Boardwalk Repair (Eric Sawyer - see report from 11/4/2012)
Harbor (Jim VanderNoth & Mike Hartstein)
Beach Repleshment (Jay Pagano)
Insurance Issues (Roger Kluge)
2. General Insurance Questions
External Communications/Community Relations (Jon Wilner & Jon Cassesse)
Internal Communications (Lori Zeller/Ken Pollard)