Weekend Weather Advisory
With Hermine named as a Gulf storm and predicted to eventually come up off the East Coast, weather over the weekend could become stormy as early as Sunday. As with any such disturbance, the best plan of action is to continue to monitor developments and take appropriate caution. One of the best sources available is the National Hurricane Center’s website, along with local forecasts.
As has already been reported, with the effects of several Atlantic disturbances already being felt along our ocean shoreline, extreme caution should be used through the weekend due to the threat of dangerous rip currents.
In the meantime, I wish you all a pleasant and safe holiday weekend!
--Jed Meade, 8/31/2016
Ocean Parkway Bike Path Update, Labor Day Weekend "Float"
Update on Ocean Parkway Bike Path
We’ve just been informed that the time table for development of the third phase of the Ocean Parkway Coastal Greenway Shared Use Path (The Bike Path) has been moved up from 2021 to 2019. Construction will likely begin in the “late summer/early fall” of 2019. Although the general design has been approved, the NYSDOT is committed to holding informational public meetings to discuss the project prior to construction. As soon as we hear of such a meeting, we’ll let you know.
For more information, please visit the New York State Department of Transportation website.
Oak Beach "Labor Day Weekend Lazy Float"
Marie Morena and the Schapperts have asked to pass this invitation along to our members and friends:
Please join some neighbors for the first Oak Beach "Labor Day Weekend Lazy Float" from Oak Beach Park to Sore Thumb. Meet at the Park at 12:30 p.m.on Saturday, September 3rd for launch and then drift the outgoing tide to Sore Thumb. Low tide is at 3:37 p.m. You will need anything that floats (tubes, canoes, rafts, logs, etc.), sunscreen, drinks, and a ride back to OB park from the West End of Oak Beach Road. (Some pick-up trucks will be available to "squeeze in" the bed if you need a lift.). All members, family and friends are welcome.
--Jed Meade, 8/27/2016
BBCA Minutes and More
Annual Summer Meeting Minutes Available
The Meeting Minutes from our Annual Summer Meeting are now available upon request. Please let me know if you want a pdf version or, if you prefer, we can send you a hard copy. As always, many thanks to our Secretary Alisa Lombardo, for providing such a detailed record.
Islands of Content, Now in Third Printing
The second printing of Tom Morris’s new book, Islands of Content, has just sold out! But a third printing of this informative history of Oak Island, Oak Island Beach and Captree Island is already in the works. It contains 300 pages of memories and history with over 150 photographs of local landmarks, residents and artifacts. The cost is $25.
--Jed Meade, 8/10/2016
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
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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