On a beautiful Fall morning many Kismet citizens
demonstrated their loyalty by convening in the Firehouse for the semi annual
Fall KCA homeowners’ meeting.
Gary and Tom, 1st & 2nd Vice Presidents (why 2? In case of a tie – just
like the our new “hot” Supreme Court); Chris, Secretary; Marsha, President; and
Members were given 3 minutes to bring up any concerns or questions.
stated that publishing the list of non contributors was discontinued as
Rudy G suggested
we could ask our real estate agents or homeowners to add $50.00 to our dues to
be paid directly to KCA to assist in payment of garbage removal fee.
Dennis also contributed several comments on this issue.
to raise dues by $50.
Mooney inquired about the removal of bikes and carts from town by November 15th of each year, there was also discussion
about registering bikes and wagons to assist in identifying them.
suggestion that our pristine, mostly empty bulletin boards be used to
post info/pix on lost bikes, wagons, pets, jewelry, etc. went unnoticed and
never made it to the floor.
Day organizer, Dana Deruvo Hanna announced it raised $30.740.00, netted
$24.340.00. $ 11.500.00 to go for KFD for new radios and pagers, KCA will be
given $6.000.00 with $4.100.00 ear marked for new garbage bins, winter
garbage removal, new solar lights on Burma Road near Seabay and a mirror
to be placed in the vicinity of Burma Road and West Lighthouse.
of the KFDA stood up and received well deserved applause.
Fire Department Chief Bertucci advised there were 22 calls in 2018,
18 medical and 4 mutual aid calls, two in Fair Harbor and two in Saltaire.
light savings time is Sunday November 4th and reminded
residents to change batteries in some detectors. Members were advised in
the event of a fire to close doors to prevent the spread of fire. Jeannie Lieberman
inquired about the alarm siren code and the chief described the 911 process and
that 13 alarms means a fire.
Leone announned a KFD budget hearing on Tuesday October 16 at 12PM at the Fire
House. He also explained the new ISO rating being a 3 out of a 10 with 1 being
the best rating. Only paid fire departments can get a rating of a 1 or a 2 and
volunteer departments can rate a 3-10. The Public Protection Classification is
based on our communication equipment, water supply and training. A letter from
ISO showing our rating will be emailed to members and posted on our website. Contact
your agent prior to your next renewal.
years ago a new Kismet homeowner volunteered his bus company to provide much
desired off season access to Kismet after ferry service was cut off. His
generous offer was unceremoniously shut down by the then administration in nano
seconds. Elliott Epstein again addressed the issue and a committee was formed
with Gary Leone, Rudy Gerlick and Charlie Fagan to look further
Wood once again demonstrated his dedication to Kismet in many ways.
Sewer drains were cleared and the $600 expense was donated by Sam.
He also took care of the exposed pipe on East Lighthouse.
to clear garbage from playground reminding that Islip will not do this.
is also managing our new Community cart service, donated by the McCarthy family,
to be used for us and our guests who need rides to and from the ferry. You
can contact Sam’s office to schedule pick up and drop offs. Although
there are 10 people who are trained to drive the cart it seems that Jane Mooney
is most often the designated driver and should be thanked enthusiastically.
is also creating a Kismet Historical Society and volunteers are needed to assist
there will be a contest for a Kismet logo to be also incorporated into an
official community flag. Terms to be announced in Jeannie’s Kismet Update
were held and current Board was reinstated.
See you next summer…………….