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Highway Superintendent Talks Sound Beach Snow Removal, Erosion and Road Issues

John Rouse speaks to residents at Sound Beach Civic meeting

Brookhaven Town Highway Superintendent John Rouse spoke at Monday's Sound Beach Civic meeting and addressed concerns residents had about roads in the hamlet.

Rouse touched on topics such a snow removal, paving and road repair, among others. Problems with roads and erosion near the sound by Shore Drive and Amagansett Drive was discussed. Plans for a bulkhead and other work in the area have been delayed due to violations handed down by the Department of Environmental Conservation. Lori Baldassare, Rouse's consultant, has worked with that specific area.

"We can not move forward until we get DEC permits and we have to design the project in a way that will be accepted by the DEC," she said at the meeting. "Once DEC gets plans to accept it could take up to six months to get the permit, once we get the permit then we can give a timeline on the project."

Another resident mentioned snow removal issues near Port Jefferson Road, and other issues were touched upon. For full video of the meeting, click here and watch it on CivicMeetings.com.

BillLongisland January 18, 2012 at 07:07 AM
You see this is a virtual "Black Hole" where All of this money is going...the work in this area is one of those "continuous projects", where your hard earned tax dollars are being poured in constantly, to restore the eroding beach front, not only to these homes, but to the public beach area itself. What Rouse didn't tell you is a couple of things... At a certain section of Harbor View Road, that goes down to the beach area, over this summer, where six new storm drains were installed, and Suffolk County Water has been constantly, almost daily, monitoring the area. Also, this past month, Town of Brookhaven has put in brand new cesspools at the "snack stand"/ restaurant right at Cedar Beach. There also seems to be construction expanding the socalled "snack stand", way beyond it's original building. Over the summer while you were busy being distracted by your Real Lives, the Town "approves 20-year food service contract and alcohol special permit for the Cedar Beach Concession in Mount Sinai. The contract was awarded to Singh Hospitality Group of Bethpage, which took over the facility last year." http://northshoresun.timesreview.com/2011/08/15249/live-brookhaven-town-board-meeting/
BillLongisland January 18, 2012 at 07:13 AM
Here's a copy of "The Sweet" 20 Year Deal for new operators of Your New Town Restaurant at Cedar Beach...happy ? Yes, 20 Years...that's some commitment of your Tax Money for someone who didn't audition for the job that long !!! These people must be Some Special Kind Of Restaurant Operators to get a 20 Year Contract, HUH ? PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to Section 64 of Town Law, a public hearing will be held by the Town Board of the Town of Brookhaven at One Independence Hill, Farmingville, New York, on ________________________, 2011 at 6:30 P.M. to approve the granting of a License Agreement to BRS Concession, Inc., for the use of Town property, the concession at Cedar Beach, Mt. Sinai, for a period of twenty (20) years at a yearly fee of Thirty Thousand $30,000.00 Dollars or 5% of gross revenue, whichever is higher, and with the availability of one ten (10) year renewal term at the Town Board’s sole option and that BRS Concession Inc., will be responsible to use, operate, improve and maintain the Town property, in accordance with applicable legal requirements. At such public hearing, any persons interested shall be given the opportunity to be heard. Dated: Farmingville, New York http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=6&ved=0CEYQFjAF&url=http%3A%2F%2Fagendapublic.brookhaven.org%2FDisplayAgendaPDF.ashx%3FMeetingID%3D194&ei=gW8WT4D-EsjH0AGDlI3jAg&usg=AFQjCNEmieTMFen67DSo7oOyU9oXzadmpw&sig2=5_ynpUCTTxCV7KrdEuxtyQ
BillLongisland January 18, 2012 at 07:24 AM
RESOLUTION NO. 2011-688-A1 MEETING OF: August 16, 2011 AMENDING RESOLUTION No. 2011-688 DATED AUGUST 2, 2011 SETTING A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE AWARD OF LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR RFP #10-23 “CEDAR BEACH CONCESSION”, IN MOUNT SINAI, NEW YORK TO BRS CONCESSION, INC. WHEREAS, the Town Board, by Resolution No. 2011-688, dated August 2,2011 authorized an award of contract for RFP #10-23 “Cedar Beach Concession” in Mt.Sinai, New York to BRS Concession Inc., 150 Hicksville Road, Bethpage, NY 11714, to maintain and operate the Cedar Beach Concession, Mount Sinai for a term of twenty (20) years with an option to renew at the sole discretion of the Town for an additional ten (10) year term; and WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of Section 64 of the Town Law,a public hearing is necessary for the agreement to be granted by the Town Board; and WHEREAS, it is in the best interests of the residents of the Town of Brookhaven for the Town Board to authorize an agreement with BRS Concession, Inc. for the use of Town property, the concession at Cedar Beach, Mt. Sinai, for a period of twenty (20) years at a yearly fee of Thirty Thousand $30,000.00 Dollars or 5% of gross revenue, whichever is higher, and with the availability of one ten (10) year renewal term at the Town Board’s sole option and that BRS Concession Inc., will be responsible to use, operate,improve and maintain the Town property, in accordance with applicable legal requirements.
BillLongisland January 18, 2012 at 07:25 AM
The above is the part of the resolution describing The Deal...
BillLongisland January 19, 2012 at 11:13 AM
It seems that the new tennants, The Singh Group, under the new business a/k/a BRS Consession Inc. out of Hicksville, only paid "the town $21,800 for the right to operate the facility" in 2010 and "suddenly" was so "good" it got that Sweet Deal of a 20 year contract ! http://www.northshoreoflongisland.com/pdalpeditorial.lasso?-token.story=83492.112114
BillLongisland January 19, 2012 at 11:15 AM
Is this the construction that's going on today at the Cedar Beach concession ? This story is two years old ! What's going on there, these days ? Beach concessions to expand, could serve booze By Lee Lutz March 25, 2010 | 12:39 PM The pier at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai.File photo by Alyssa Cutler. A one-year "emergency contract" for Gary Pappas of Singh Hospitality Group to improve and operate the concession stand at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai, recommended to the council members at Thursday’s work session by Parks Commissioner Ed Morris, was approved Tuesday. The commissioner said this late in the season it was impossible to go through a typical request-for-proposals process and have the site open in time for the summer season, necessitating the "emergency." http://www.northshoreoflongisland.com/pdalpeditorial.lasso?-token.story=83492.112114
BillLongisland January 19, 2012 at 11:16 AM
Same article, part two... Pappas had made a brief presentation to the council last week explaining his firm’s proposal. "We plan to expand the patio, add a canopy" and provide 75 seats for hungry or thirsty beachgoers, Pappas said. He added that his company already provides such services at several other locations, including Tobay Beach in Oyster Bay. The Singh Group will pay the town $21,800 for the right to operate the facility this year. As part of the deal, the Town Board approved the company’s right to acquire a liquor license at the location. The successful resolution, sponsored by Councilwoman Jane Bonner (C-Rocky Point), limits the sale and consumption of alcohol to the pavilion and deck area. Morris said Brookhaven received only $16,000 under the previous agreement with a different vendor, who did not have a liquor license and was not required to make improvements to the site. http://www.northshoreoflongisland.com/pdalpeditorial.lasso?-token.story=83492.112114

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