The Fort Salonga Association

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The President’s Message: Summer 2014

Dear Neighbor,

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailBikerides… sleepovers… swimming… bunnies… horseshoes… tennis… orioles… osprey… flowers… home-grown veggies… turtles crossing Fresh Pond Road to lay their eggs by the golf course. I do like this place in the summer! Then again, the other three seasons always bring a smile.

I’m writing following our midsummer directors meeting—always an evening of lively conversation focused on the interests of the good folks in Fort Salonga. There are a number of areas for current attention. Kindly, consider them as you think about our hamlet. Read More

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Northport Power Plant and the Huntington Tax Certiorari Lawsuit

A few year back LIPA announced a lawsuit to decrease the taxes it pays to the Town of Huntington and the Northport-East Northport School District. This lead to counter suits by the town and district, and an ill conceived Albany deal during the 2013 budget cycle to raise taxes throughout Huntington so as to provide relief for LIPA. Read More

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Smithtown Affairs: Summer 2014 Report

The former Longbotham Property- A request for a number of variances at 7 Sea Shell Lane has piqued the interest and in some cases ire of folks in this neighborhood along the Sound. This property came under review back in 2006 when the FSA took a position against further expansion of several dwellings on the site, partially located in the flood zone and wetlands. Read More

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Roads and Highways: Summer 2014 Report

A few items to report here

Pulaski Road Construction-The good news is that it is over and we now enjoy a terrific newly paved road on the south end of town. However, during the paving some folks began some bad habits of cutting through Orchard and Meadow Glenn to avoid the backup at the intersection of Bread and Cheese. The neighbors on Orchard contacted Smithtown Traffic Safety. While the road was evaluated using a radar counter, the count occurred following the end of construction. We are informed that there will not be any intervention at this time. Residents are requested to respect each other’s neighborhoods and to quote my Tom-Tom, “Please drive the highlighted route!” Read More

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Fort Salonga Association Scholarship Award Winners

Director Ken Kraska again coordinated our efforts with local high schools to select this year’s outstanding seniors for recognition from the FSA. Both students have compiled an exceptional record of achievement and service at their respective schools. The Association board wishes them and all graduating students a successful journey this fall. Read More

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Natural Gas Interest Grows: National Grid Says Some Homes Close

Great news! Thanks to the help of our neighbors, word has spread and the FSA’s natural gas interest registry has expanded to more than 180 homes as of August 1.

This summer the FSA submitted a detailed database to National Grid for a street by street gas main analysis. Since then, National Grid’s representative has advised us that several of our neighbors are within a “reasonable” distance from a natural gas main. For gas conversion purposes, the term “reasonable” means either directly in front of a gas line or close enough to a gas line that the cost could be reduced or eliminated if some neighbors join in the conversion process. Read More

About the Association

 

battle signAbout the Fort Salonga Association

The Fort Salonga Association brings together members of the community to enjoy all the hamlet has to offer. It monitors and engages with local government, advocating on community members’ behalf and offering counsel on issues that impact residents.

The Association hosts an annual spring brunch, a spring egg hunt, caroling in December, and more. It also publishes a quarterly newsletter for all households in the hamlet, and provides news and other community updates through this web site.

Who joins the Fort Salonga Association?
Everyone who lives in Fort Salonga is invited to join. Each spring the Association promotes its annual paid membership, which is $15 per household. Households don’t need to join to receive the quarterly newsletter but know that your annual dues payment helps the Association promote the community and advocate on its behalf to help preserve our way of life.

How do I know I’m in Fort Salonga?
Fort Salonga is bounded by portions of Bellrose Avenue, Pulaski Road, and Old Northport Road to the south, the Sunken Meadow Parkway to the east, the Long Island Sound to the north, and approximately along Norwood Avenue to the west. Fort Salonga is split by Bread & Cheese Hollow Road, and to the west the hamlet sits in the Northport portion of the Town of Huntington, and to the east it sits in the Kings Park portion of the Town of Smithtown.