Dear Fort Salonga Neighbors,
As we enter the fall and winter months, the leaves turn color and the days shorten portending change. Our town government will also be changing with the retirement of our two long serving town supervisors, Frank Petrone and Pat Vecchio. We have enjoyed an excellent relationship with both over the years and wish them the best in their retirement. Since our hamlet overlaps two towns, we are presented with the challenge of dealing with multiple town agencies with different zoning and ordinances. Our long-standing commitment to represent the entire community has resulted in interaction with both supervisors on many occasions on numerous issues. They have consistently supported us and our community’s interests. We will continue our active involvement with both new administrations, scheduling early-on meetings, and also inviting them to speak at our spring brunch so you, our residents, can meet them personally.
On December 6th we will also be holding elections for the officers and directors who will be representing our community in 2018 and beyond. This will be held at the Fort Salonga School (Sunken Meadow Rd.) on December 6th at 7 PM. I encourage you to attend, stay informed and support our organization. Louis Amsler from Richter’s Orchard will present a brief walk down memory lane, sharing the amazing history of the oldest surviving family apple orchard on Long Island. We will also provide updates on pending subdivisions, gas main expansion and road repaving among other topics. Refreshments including fresh Richters’s cold pressed cider and apples will be served.
We close out the year with our traditional caroling at IGA on December 16th before the arrival of the KPFD . This is always a fun family event with hot dogs, hot chocolate and a sing-along with former president Paul Graf and his holiday troubadours. I look forward to joining you there.