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Internet Developments—Please Help!

As reported last March, Altice USA, which merged with Cablevision, was awarded over $1 million dollars to help pay for the installation of high-speed broadband for Babylon’s beach communities. Recently we learned that, because Oak Island is considered a summer community, they will not have such service offered, and the same will be true for Captree Island because of “cost effectiveness.” However, there is a final round of funding available to alleviate some of the cost of the Captree installation, but Altice must apply for this grant to be awarded. And the deadline for applying is this August!

 

While we have never asked for member’s help with such an initiative before, we are asking you now – without delay – to simply print out and sign this letter and mail it to Altice as soon as possible.If you wish, you may also write your own letter stressing the importance of acquiring reliable, high-speed internet for all our residents and to install such a system with all deliberate speed. 

 

Also, feel free to copy NYS Senator Phil Boyle with your letter at his local office: 69 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706.

 

For more details on this issue and others discussed at BBCA’s Annual Summer Meeting, you may request a pdf of the meeting minutes.

 

—Jed Meade, 8/4/2017

Summer Meeting, BBQ, Soldier Ride—and Beach Towels!

Annual Summer Meeting

A quick reminder that our Annual Summer Meeting will be this Saturday, July 15, at 10 a.m. in the West Gilgo Beach Chapel. You will be able to gain access through the West Gilgo gate between 9:30 and 10 a.m. on Saturdaymorning. Come to learn the latest news about a variety of issues and participate in any discussions. An election of Officers will take place with the proposed slate being: Jed Meade, President; Jim Schappert, Vice President; Alisa Lombardo, Secretary; and Tara Moran, Treasurer. Nominations may also be made from the floor.


New Location for Annual Summer BBQ! 

Breaking News! Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Annual Summer BBQ hosted by BBCA and Save the Beaches will be moved from West Gilgo to the southwest corner of Oak Beach Park. The BBQ will take place between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 22.

We’ll have the same assortment of food and refreshments that you’ve come to enjoy, and games for the kids, as well. Admittance is free to all current members of either organization and their immediate families. Entrance fee for guests is $5 per person.

A shuttle bus provided by Town of Babylon will still make the rounds to the communities outside of Oak Beach/OIBA, with the first pick up at Captree at 2:30 p.m. More details to follow in another email next week.

Many thanks to Town of Babylon for facilitating this change!


Plus, We Will Have Towels for Sale!

Official BBCA beach towels will be available for purchase at the Summer BBQ! Soft, stylish, and emblazoned with the BBCA logo, these towels will support your favorite civic association AND help keep you dry all summer. The price is $30 (cash or check)—don't miss out!

 
Soldier Ride, This Friday 

Please remember that the Annual Babylon Soldier Ride will take place this coming Friday, July 14. Feel free to cheer on participants along Ocean Parkway, but also be prepared for traffic closures. There will be lanes closed on Robert Moses southbound from Montauk Highway to Ocean Parkway, and westbound on Ocean Parkway from Robert Moses to Cedar Beach, from about 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. More info is available at the Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride webpage. 


--Jed Meade, 7/11/2017

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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