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Barrier Beach Clothing Drive—This Monday (8/1)!

Join Us for the First-Ever Barrier Beach Clothing Drive!
Our friends at Save the Beaches have teamed up with Cub Scout Pack 99 to put together the first-ever Barrier Beach Clothing Drive. Take this opportunity to clear out your closets—Cub Scouts will pick up your gently used clothing right from your front door!

Here are the details for those of you who would like to participate:

  • When: Monday, August 1, 10 a.m.
  • What: Donate your gently used clothing
  • How: Please place all donations in a bag marked "BSA," and leave them out by your front door/porch for collection on Monday morning.* The Cub Scouts will pick up, then deliver your donation to a local Babylon charity.

*Oak Islanders: Please leave bagged donations in your parking lot.


Thank you in advance to all who can participate. 

 

--Jed Meade, 7/27/2016

Annual Summer Meeting, Soldier Ride, and "Beach" Reading

Join Us for the Annual Summer Meeting
Just a reminder that the Annual Summer Meeting of the BBCA will be at the West Gilgo Chapel on Saturday, July 16 at 10:00 am. We hope to see as many of you as possible as we udpate you on our progress this year and discuss matters of continued import to our communities. There will be someone at the West Gilgo gate from 9:30 to 11:30 am to let you through. Please come and participate!

Town of Babylon Soldier Ride 
This Friday, July 15th the Annual TOB Soldier Ride will take place, starting at Town Hall and eventually ending up at Cedar Beach. Feel free to turn out on Ocean Parkway and support the riders as they pass by. More info can be found at the Wounded Warrior Project website.

Remember that southbound Robert Moses Causeway and westbound Ocean Parkway to Cedar Beach will be closed during this event, from approximately 9:30 am to about 2 pm on Friday, 7/15.


A Great "Barrier Beach" Read
Former Newsday editor and longtime Oak Island resident Tom Morris has published his much anticipated (for us!) historical profile of the barrier island beach communities, Islands of Content, with 300 pages of memories and history, and over 150 photographs. We’re excited to read it, and will definitely have copies available at the Annual Summer Meeting this Saturday at West Gilgo.
 
Tom Morris is expected to make appearances and book sales at community functions throughout the summer (dates will be announced through community associations). Books are also available for purchase at the Town of Babylon History Museum: 47 W. Main Street, Suite 2, Old Town Hall, Babylon, NY 11702 (631) 587-3750. Summer hours: M-F 10 am - 3 pm. Books are $25, cash or check (payable to "Tom Morris").

Thank you
And finally, a "thank-you" to all who attended our Annual BBQ in partnership with Save the Beaches, and very special thanks to all who volunteered to help make it such a success. Check back here soon for pictures from the event! 
 
--Jed Meade, 7/12/2016

Community Access and Summer Meeting

Access to Fire Wells and Drafting Points
The most important access issue is for Babylon Fire Department and what we as leaseholders can do to not hinder or block access to either fire wells or drafting points in our communities. Drafting points are locations on “fire jetties” on the inlet or bay locations near a road where a fire truck can put in a suction hose to get water. They are as critical – if not more critical – than fire wells in providing available water to fight a fire.

With BFD’s help we are in the process of identifying and making a map of all these locations. We are working to provide additional info about what you can do to help facilitate emergency preparedness and response. In the meantime, don’t block fire jetties or fire wells, and if you see a problem, contact your neighbor and have them clear the area.

If there is no relief, call SCPD at 911 and report it as a non-emergency. Whenever you contact 911, for whatever reason, tell them your physical address and that “we are patrolled by SCPD Marine Bureau.”
 
Another issue of access – and somewhat related to the issue above – is making sure that access points within our communities via walkways – boardwalks or cement – are kept in good, usable shape and free of overgrowth, obstacles, etc. Beyond the lease language that addresses this issue and requires leaseholders to keep walkways “neat, clean and free of debris,” it’s suggested this be done as a courtesy and a neighborly gesture. Having our access walks in good shape also helps emergency responders do so in safe conditions.
 
Annual Summer Meeting
Just a reminder that the Annual Summer Meeting of the BBCA will be at the West Gilgo Chapel on Saturday, July 16 at 10:00 am.

--Jed Meade, 7/1/2016

Welcome

Welcome to the Barrier Beach Civic Association website! We are in the process of overhauling the site to make it an even better resource for our unique community, and we welcome your ideas. Please send us suggestions for what you would like to see on the site, and check back often for updates.

Town of Babylon Recycling Calendar

Recycling Calendar

 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS FROM THE TOWN OF BABYLON:

  • Pick-up of bottles and cans alternates every Wednesday with pick-up of papers, except during holiday weeks when they will be picked up on your regular garbage day (Thursday or Friday).
  • E-Waste is no longer picked up curbside. Electronics can be dropped off at the Residential Recycling Facility in West Babylon or returned to place of sale. Arrangements for special pick-up can also be made. Residents should also explore online reimbursement programs for unwanted electronics.
  • Natural Christmas Trees will be picked up on the same days as your yard waste.
  • To report a concern, dial 311
  • To contact a specific Department, call (631) 957-3000
  • For questions regarding pickup, please call EnCon at (631) 491-3200.
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