Community Outlook Summer 2016

Recently, the Civic Association was approached by Pastor Greg from the Point Lookout Community Church with the problem –  the historical flag pole was in need of restoration; and with that a preservation campaign to restore the original Coast Guard flag tower on the grounds of the Community Church was born.  Kevin Haff spearheaded an effort that reached its financial goals within a week, and because we exceeded our goal, the structure will be able to be properly maintained for years to come.  The rededication was a great event, and we are proud of being able to bring the community together in such a fashion.  That is what the Civic Association is about, helping solve problems, protecting our town, and fostering a sense of community.  

 

Around the area you have begun to see the initial steps of the storm protection project that is nearly 30 years in the making.  Members of the Civic Board past and present have been diligent for 3 decades in fostering this project.  And now that the project is here, we will continue having an ongoing active dialogue with our partners on the project including the Army Corps, NYS DEC, and the contractor.  Myself and others on the Board will attend onsite status meetings, and we will do our best to communicate any changes and provide the community with status updates as we learn more.  This information will be conveyed via our eblasts and via our Point Lookout Civic Association Facebook page. In addition, we will continue to do our best in advocating for our bayside neighbors to make sure that the revetment project continues to progress.  

 

Our mandate for protecting the community does not end with beach restoration projects.  We recently attended a South Nassau presentation on their upgraded emergency medicine department.  They recently received the prestigious Level II Trauma Center designation, which will allow the facility to treat the most severe trauma emergencies.  We began an open dialogue with the facility at this event that we hope will result in better healthcare for the residents of our barrier island.

 

We also believe that fostering a sense of community is an incredibly important aspect of what Civic does.  Within the coming days you will see a “Little Free Library” installed at the beach.  This is Long Beach Library program where residents share books with one another. The motto is “take a book, leave a book.”  We thank the Long Beach Library for helping to bring this program to Point Lookout. This year we will continue our movie night at the beach, and we hope to host a music night later in the month.  This year we will also hold our 85th annual Children’s Day, one of those “things about Point Lookout” that make it special.  This along with our Halloween Walk and Welcome to Summer Party are some of the ways that Civic helps to build and maintain friendships across our community.
Our events and advocacy are 100% funded through your membership dues so we ask you to take a moment to see if your membership is up to date.  If you are not yet a member, please take this opportunity to join the Point Lookout Civic Association with the form below.  Thank you in advance for your support.

 

Matt Brennan

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