The Fort Salonga Association

Established 1946


Agenda for Planning Board Meeting 7/26/17

Here is the agenda for Wednesday’s Huntington Planning Board Meeting:



1. Appointment # 1 Capital Budget Program Scheduled Appt. Presentations by Maritime Services 7:00; Information Technology T 7:10; Planning and Environment 7:20


2. MINUTES 05/31/2017 Resolution Reg. Mtg. Min.and Westminster Plat PH 06/14/2017 Resolution 257 Little Neck Rd Plat- Country Hollow  Est. PHs  06/28/2017 Resolution Neher Plat PH


3. Site Plan # 1 Colello Hebert TDFR Item Resolution Determination


4. Subdivision # 1 Neher Plat Item  1    Resolution Preliminary Approval with SEQRA – see PH minutes


5. Subdivision # 2 Preserve at Indian Hills Subdivision  Item  1    Resolution        Yield Determination


6. Subdivision # 3 Westminster Plat Item  1 Resolution Preliminary Approval with SEQRA – see PH minutes


7. Miscellaneous # 1 ZBA 21797 71 New St., Hunt. W-s 71 New St.s-o Carver St., Hunt. Discussion Review and Recommendation


8. Miscellaneous # 2 ZBA 21800 KHRB Huntington LLC  n-s Main St. w-o Clinton St., Hunt. Discussion Review and Recommendation


9. CURRENT COMMUNICATIONS Downtown Huntington Main Street Downtown Huntington Main Street; Communication from James S. Margolin dated 7/18/2017 Re; Margolin and Margolin shall appear and present on Kean Devlopment Application and premises at the meeing of Planning Board on August 9 at 7 pm.

NOTICE FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED: A Sound Enhancement System is in place in the Town Board Room. To access it switch your hearing aid to the “T” (telephone) position. If your aid lacks a “T” switch or you do not wear a hearing aid you may contact the person at the desk outside the Town Board room for an assistive device to use with the hearing loop. This person will arrange for you to borrow the assistive device for the meeting. The assistive device must be returned at the end of the meeting.


The President’s Message – Spring 2017

Dear Neighbor,

While beautiful in all seasons, I always feel Spring really showcases the true beauty of Fort Salonga with our rolling hills, water views and expanding foliage, reinforcing my decision to live here. Our commitment at the FSA continues, as it has for the past 70 years, to preserve and protect our community and our remaining open spaces. Additionally, we seek to protect the existing character and safety of individual neighborhoods for all our residents. An important part of our mission is to foster a sense of community through our various community events. I want to thank the many residents who have supported us in these efforts through your enthusiastic response to our recent membership drive. Read More


2017 Annual Egg Hunt

April 8 was a beautiful, sunny day for our annual Egg Hunt.  There was a record turnout of boys and girls of all ages. At 11 a.m. sharp the race was on to pick up about 3,500 colorful candy filled eggs, which were stuffed by Girl Scout Troop #1536. Each Egg Hunt participant then received a plush animal of their choice.

Over 50 children participated in the jelly bean count contest.  The winners were Grace and Blake.  Many thanks to our very own FSA Bunny, Jack Hoyt, who provided lots of smiles and great pictures with everyone.

Thank you to the many parents who brought their children and thanks to the volunteers who made this popular event a success.


Be Prepared!

This past month the Town of Huntington hosted a Preparedness Training Course given by Governor Cuomo’s Office and Homeland Security & Emergency Services.  We, as families, and as a community cannot prevent emergencies, but there are some simple things we can do to be better prepared! An emergency can be a natural disaster such as a flood or winter storm, a power outage or a terrorist act.

Two actions that you can take to become better prepared to protect yourself and your family are to develop an emergency plan, and prepare a portable cache of emergency supplies that can be used at home or at work.  Learn about the types of emergencies or hazards that may affect your community, and about community emergency plans that are in place and how you will be notified of an event. Read More


Spring Cleaning Our Neighborhoods

The snow has melted.  The trees and shrubs are blooming.  Pollen is in the air.  And litter is in our streets.  We have all become aware of the growing problem of litter on the side of the many streets and roads in Fort Salonga.  When the winds blow, so does the garbage.  In addition, inconsiderate motorists travel our roads and discard their sandwich bags, coffee cups, soda bottles, water bottles, beer cans and more. This is our community and we can all do our part to keep Fort Salonga clean.

Fort Salonga has roads that are the responsibility of the state, county and towns of Smithtown and Huntington.  This further complicates getting the roads cleaned unless the proper agency is contacted. Here are some helpful phone numbers and requests can also be made on each agency’s website 24/7.

Huntington Highway Department: 631-351-3074

Smithtown Highway Department:  631-360-7500

Suffolk County Highway Department: 631-852-4070

New York State: 952-952-6702


Let’s all  pitch in and work together to keep Fort Salonga beautiful.



Looking back…

by Bradley Harris, Smithtown Town Historian

This is the first in a series of articles about the history of the Ft. Salonga area for the Ft. Salonga Association newsletter.  I hope that you will enjoy the articles that appear and find them informative. I am going to start by writing about the early history of the area when there were only a few families living along Bread and Cheese Hollow Road, Sunken Meadow Road, and North Country Road. The village of Ft. Salonga didn’t exist.

The early history of the northwest quadrant of Smithtown, the area that became Ft. Salonga….

            Early maps of the northwest quadrant of Smithtown, the area we identify as Ft. Salonga today, show that this part of Smithtown had a variety of names in the past, and at one time or another was known as Fresh Pond, Tredwell’s Neck, Meadow Glen, Middleville and Ft. Slongo before it became Ft. Salonga.  The name change to Ft. Salonga came sometime in the mid-1880’s when the Fresh Pond Post Office was moved from Middleville, the area where Sunken Meadow Road and Bread and Cheese Hollow Road intersect.  The Post Office was moved to the crossroads of North Country Road and Bread and Cheese Hollow Road and opened in Lewis Smith’s store.  But apparantly there was another Fresh Pond somewhere on the west end of Long Island that was causing a mix-up in the mail, and to end the confusion, the Post Office asked that the name be changed.  It was decided to name the postal district after the Revolutionary War Ft. Slongo, and the name became Ft. Salonga.  How that happened is anybody’s guess.  However, the name Ft. Salonga stuck and has been applied to the geographical area in the northwest quadrant of Smithtown ever since.  Then just to confuse things, the Post Office changed the name of the postal district to East Northport and people living in Ft. Salonga began to question their sanity. Read More


Town of Huntington Property Applications Update

There are two significant properties located in Ft. Salonga with current applications in the Zoning and Planning Boards.

One is a commercial property at the s/e intersection of Rinaldo Rd. and 25A, whose owners are seeking changes to their existing property, now being scheduled for the Zoning Board review.

The second is a residential property of 22 acres on the west side of Bread & Cheese Hollow Rd. near Cumberland St. This application is for a residential subdivision on 22 acres called Brenna Estates.

The FSA is watching the process of these applications closely. We will keep you informed on their status as they proceed through the Planning and Zoning Board process.