treasurer, Gary VP, Marsha Pres, Christine Secty, Tom VP2
Spring KCA (Kismet Community Association) Meeting
rain-free moments of SUN and above freezing temperatures brought homeowners out
Sunday morning to the firehouse where they were welcomed with some incredible
muffins (where did they come from and how do we get more?) and the long awaited
the requisite opening procedures, and reports by Fire Chief Dom, Danielle on
budget, and Community maintenance by Sam, (Jay Lippert was not there but he is
addressing drainage problems on our streets with Islip)
meeting was turned over to the residents in a new, commendable and much appreciated
atmosphere of transparency (the ability to talk without fear …am I overstating
accordance the impressive array of activities by the KCA and KFDA were
and community problems were voiced.
P reminding us that The KCA Auction Sat June 16 @ $100 dinner includes an open bar.
Amy has since added when asked if people can come just for the auction:
“Yes. Auction open to everyone after
dinner. Guessing we would start around 8:30.”
suggesting we leave bulk garbage in house till Monday pick up
street signs will have reflectors for night visibility.
then showed us the newly added Breathing Pack Refilling Station
A compressor system to fill air
packs for fire personnel. It’s was given to KFD by the federal government and
Saltaire and Fair Harbor have access to it as well.
working Dana explains Kismet Day, an ambitious, multi facetted fundraiser for
(East Lighthouse) & Patty (West Lighthouse)
Kismet Community Day- block captains will be
coming around to collect a monetary donation to put towards a large gift to
raffle on July 22nd at the Kismet Community Day celebration.
reminded us that Fire detectors and CO2 detectors require replacement batteries
which freeze during inactivity of winter. Batteries can be purchased at
firehouse at cost.
importance of visible house numbers to aid firefighters and medical teams.
Karen S reminds us to continue bringing our water
bottles (and seltzer) to the recycling bin outside the firehouse to be recycled
for the military. Last year she raised $1000.00
Linda Knoth and Jacquie Jones are organizing a
Sand Castle Contest on the beach July 7th, possible time is 11-4.
There will be a flag given to the winner for bragging rights. She asked the
members of the KCA if they thought there should be a fee. I don’t believe she
got a clear cut answer. Linda also distributed a laminated copy of helpful
ideas and phone numbers for renters and homeowners. She left free copies at the
directory at last - $10 cash at store. Thanks, Bill
Tom addressed town concern over vicious attack on a resident by former police
trained attack dogs here in Kismet: The dog issue cannot be touched by anyone.
Only the victim can press charges.
Dennis Sommeso was talking about the sandy part
of Burma Road and how it juts out causing a potentially dangerous situation
since one cannot see if someone else is on the road; people are walking around
with glass bottles; garbage was overflowing at his establishment.
addresses long standing issue over inequity in voting privileges for Camelot residents
who each pay dues but complex only gets one vote.
Butler: Rusty pipes near beach entrance of East Lighthouse
called the handicapped crossover an eyesore, “monstrosity on the beach”. Wondered
if it could be graced with a few trees or something?
Schlechter said it was “ugly and impractical”.
all this the meeting ended in an amicable spirit, homeowners obviously enjoying
each other’s company.