The Fort Salonga Association

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TOH Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting 3/30 at 6 p.m.

Fort Salonga residents are encouraged to attend the Town of Huntington Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on March 30 at 6 p.m. at Town Hall – Town Board Room (104) – 100 Main St., Huntington. 

To be discussed are proposed special use permits and variances for the shopping center property on the corner of 25A and Rinaldo. Being considered is zoning for a convenience store and bistro zoning. 

In summary:
“The applicant is proposing to establish a 2,400 square foot convenience store in the existing structure, to allow the current food shops on the property to be considered bistros and allow alcohol sales, and to provide 600 square feet of outdoor seating for any food shops/bistros on the property.

 “The proposal will require a special use permit, relief from condition(s) of the special use permit and variances pursuant to the Huntington Town Code.”

FSA Board members will attend and voice concerns. We encourage all members who are concerned to attend.

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Emergency Preparedness Training Event for Residents, Wednesday, 4/12, 7 p.m., Huntington Town Hall

The Governor’s Office and Town of Huntington Councilwoman Tracey Edwards have invited residents to attend an emergency preparedness training event, Wednesday, April 12, 7 p.m. at Huntington Town Hall.

Every attending family will receive a free NYS disaster preparedness kit. Visit www.prepare.ny.gov to register and to learn more. Or call 631-351-3317.

Presentations will be given by the Governor’s office, Department of Homeland Security, the National Guard, NYS Fire and Police, Suffolk County Fire and Rescue and Emergency Services.

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Spring Egg Hunt, 4/8, 11 a.m., Callahan’s Beach Upper Parking Area

Easter eggs // Ostereier

Easter eggs // Ostereier (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One of the best local events of the year! The Fort Salonga Association’s annual Spring Egg Hunt will be Saturday, April 8, 11 a.m. at Callahan’s Beach, Upper Parking Area.

Join us for the egg hunt and jelly bean contest!

Fort Salonga residents only, please.

(Rain date is April 15. In case of inclement weather, check the website for updates. Sign up to receive email blasts from the FSA to get information as it is released.)

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The President’s Message — Winter 2017

Dear Fort Salonga Neighbors,

2016 was a tumultuous year for our community and your board, initiated by the sale of the Indian Hills Country Club (IHCC) to a developer.

With the declining interest in golf, and the closure of many Long Island courses, it finally took the offer of a developer to thread the needle, proposing to both develop AND retain the course. The only way these two objectives could be reconciled was situating approximately 108 townhouses on the course, while saving enough of the 150 acre parcel to retain the course by changing the zoning to R-OSC, Residential Open Space. As our last parcel of effectively undeveloped land, this created a dilemma since cluster and townhouses have long been anathema to our community. Since the course is already zoned 1 acre residential, if this plan fell through the developer would build over 100 single family homes and eliminate the course entirely. Read More

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Summary of Annual Election of Officers

This past election marked a major departure from past elections and a major challenge to insure we would conduct a scrupulously honest and fair election. Traditionally, we have always voted on a slate of officers submitted by our nominating committee, and held elections consistent with our 1946 by-laws at our December meeting. Because there were, for the first time ever, independent candidates, we needed to insure they were given time to submit names and meet the by-law requirements. We therefore postponed the election to January. Read More

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Huntington Affairs

The Environment of Open Space & Park Advisory Committee (EOSPA) has, and hopefully will continue to acquire property for the open space program. Read More

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2016 Scholarships

The Fort Salonga Association along with local resident sponsors Mr. & Mrs. Charles Reichert, proprietors of the Fort Salonga Market IGA, proudly honor six outstanding students from our local community. Read More

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Roads and Highways

Years ago, Bread and Cheese was given the nickname ‘Break and Crash Road’. Unfortunately, it continues to live up to that reputation. On New Year’s Day a car hit a telephone pole, closing the road for ten hours. There continues to be numerous fender benders, compounded by speeding and illegal truck traffic. Read More

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Thank You For the Opportunity to Serve

By Will Safer

I recently resigned from my role as vice president of the FSA, and wanted to thank my fellow board members and the community for the opportunity you gave me to serve. Read More

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Richard Gasser Appointed to FSA Board

After a more than thirty-five year absence, the FSA is pleased to announce the return of former director Richard Gasser to the board. Read More

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Scott Paisley joins FSA Board to Address Environmental Issues

Scott Paisley has lived his whole life in Smithtown Township and is now residing in Fort Salonga for the last five years where he and his wife Donielle are raising their two girls, and their dog Ryder. Read More

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Local Historical Societies, New Members Welcome

Get in touch with your local historical society and learn about the rich history of the area that we live in. There are always fun and educational activities for the whole family to enjoy. Read More

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Smithtown News Update

As reported at our annual meeting, the FSA is proud to announce that the State of New York has awarded the Town of Smithtown $500,000 in preservation funds to be applied towards the Town’s acquisition of 8-9 acres of environmentally sensitive land at the Owl Hill site. Read More

About the Association

 

About the Fort Salonga Association

The Fort Salonga Association brings together members of the community to enjoy all the hamlet has to offer. It monitors and engages with local government, advocating on community members’ behalf and offering counsel on issues that impact residents.

The Association hosts an annual spring brunch, a spring egg hunt, caroling in December, and more. It also publishes a quarterly newsletter for all households in the hamlet, and provides news and other community updates through this web site.

Who joins the Fort Salonga Association?
Everyone who lives in Fort Salonga is invited to join. Each spring the Association promotes its annual paid membership, which is $15 per household. Households don’t need to join to receive the quarterly newsletter but know that your annual dues payment helps the Association promote the community and advocate on its behalf to help preserve our way of life.

How do I know I’m in Fort Salonga?
Fort Salonga is bounded by portions of Bellrose Avenue, Pulaski Road, and Old Northport Road to the south, the Sunken Meadow Parkway to the east, the Long Island Sound to the north, and approximately along Norwood Avenue to the west. Fort Salonga is split by Bread & Cheese Hollow Road, and to the west the hamlet sits in the Town of Huntington, and to the east it sits in the Town of Smithtown.