The President’s Message Summer 2017
Dear Fort Salonga Neighbors,
When our community gave myself and the board a vote of confidence at our January election, I pledged that we would work to represent the entire community across a wide spectrum of issues. In this Summer issue I believe you will see that we are working hard to fulfill that commitment.
The issue of most interest was, and remains, the proposed development of the Indian Hills Country Club. The proposal to retain the golf course and permit cluster zoning while preserving the one acre overall yield was , we believe, in the best interests of our community. I, and a number of residents attended the July 26th Huntington Planning Board meeting. The number of units proposed was reduced to 98 and the guest cottages were eliminated. The application was approved. This, I feel, is a positive outcome and a victory for the community. An environmental study will follow which will allow the entire community to provide additional input. We will notify you when these meetings are scheduled.
We provided recommendations to Smithtown on the proposed DeJana truck facility expansion on Pulaski, and our landscaping and screening suggestions to enhance its appearance have been approved. We are working to make our community safer and more attractive. We supported the cleanup of a hazardous site on Bread and Cheese, and continue to press our town and county agencies to improve road issues on Bread and Cheese, Middleville and Old Bridge. We have gained commitments for all three to be repaved this fall. Reducing reckless driving is an ongoing struggle and we are all frustrated, particularly on Bread and Cheese. We continue to enlist help from the towns, county, VA and police, and encourage residents to join with us in these efforts.
In the following pages you will learn about our scholarship winners, read our next installment in Fort Salonga history, and read an interview with outgoing Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone.
A welcoming party for new residents has been scheduled in October at the Northport Historical Society. Continue to watch our website for other events, including a possible Fall-themed event.
Finally, I want to thank you for your continued support.