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KCA Fall Meeting

Minutes of June 2, 2019 KCA Fall Meeting 

Prior to the meeting the members were supplied with the 2019 updated 
financial report, the minutes of the September 30, 2018 meeting and the 
agenda for this meeting.  The meeting was called to order by Vice 
President Gary Leone followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment 
of silence for Carol Thomas and Christy Edwards. A motion was made to 
accept the prior meeting minutes and with no objections the motion was 
approved by the members.

Financial Report

Treasurer Daniel Bellemare gave the updated 2019 financial report, after 
review the minutes were approved without changes. KCA dues are due by 
June 30th, 2019.

FIMI update

Marsha Hunter, KCA President reported on the Army Corps of Engineers 
FIMI Project on Fire island, President Hunter noted in the event of a 
major storm the Army Corp of Engineers will come in and replenish any 
lost sand.

Kismet Fire Department

Chief Bertucci advised members to make sure smoke detectors are working, 
batteries should be check and changed twice a year during daylight 
savings time. The KFD sells them for $20.00 each along with fire 
extinguishers. He also has TOT finders if any residents need them. 
Residents should place the number of their homes in a visible location, 
members were reminded to let their guests or renters know what their 
house number is in the event of an emergency when calling 911. KFD also 
has safety cards which should be placed in each home. Chief Bertucci 
also report the new non 911 number for Suffolks County is 631-852-COPS.

Kismet Fire District
Commissioner Leone reported that 5 new members have joined the 

Community Maintenance Report

Sam Wood reported on the new solar lights on Maple between Pine and 
Seabay and along Burma road. The Kismet Historical Society has gotten a 
great response and initiative has gone island wide. Peter Manion has 
already donated two checks. The site will be interactive and there will 
be a fundraiser in September. If you could bring any old photographs or 
they will be scanned into a data base and returned to you. Sam also 
reported the initial garbage pails he was going to purchase for the 
community were costly and he is looking into other options.

The police hut is need of repair and the cost would be several thousand 
dollars to fix it. The courtesy cart is now available, please call Sam’s 
office to schedule a pick up.

KFDA/Community Day

Dana Deruvo Hanna gave a report on the new event which will be called 
kismet by the Bay Festival, we already have sponsorships in the amount 
of $8.500.00. The event will be held on Saturday July 20th from 
11AM-4PM, Sam will be donating the dunk tank and John Alteri will do the 
cleanup. The proceeds will go to a new security system for the fire 
department and a new sound system. There will be super raffles, a silent 
auction, a band on Dana’s deck and a 50/50. Bock captains will be going 
around collecting donations for each block, The are East Light House, 
Cheryl L and Ginny B, West Lihghthouse, Patty L, Oak, Jackie and Karen 
O, Pine, Wendy S and Maureen K, Seabay, Myrna . Residents were reminded 
to remove your wagons prior to the event to help clean up.

CPR class will be Saturday June 22, 2019, cost is $50.00 PP, which 
included lunch and CPR card. Class will be 2-3 hours long.

Bill Jenks distributed this summer's movie schedule

info to come


Comedy night

 Friday August 9, cost is $40.00 PP which included 
two drinks.

Bingo will be held on Tuesday nights, starting July 7, kids 
from 7-8, adults from 8-? Free movies will be on Sunday nights, no kids’ 
movies this year.
Sandcastle contest July 6, 2019 10-3PM. Events will also be posted on 
our community bulletin boards.

Yoga will continue its normal schedule at the fire house.

Old Business
Side walk at the end of east lighthouse is broken, members will be given 
a list of state town and federal offices to call to complain about 
quality of life and hazards.

Elliott Epstein reported on his efforts to access Kismet, he reported 
you can obtain an overnight night parking permit for field 5 for two 
nights at a cost of $30.00 per night from October through April. You can 
apply at the Robert Moses State Park Office and you would need to bring 
a tax or utility bill. Elliott also reported that FINS will not 
authorize any access to any residents without a year-round permit even 
in a case of an emergency, Elliot also reported that he does have a 
dialogue going with superintendent Romeo. There will be 4 town hall 
meetings this year with FINS to be held at Saltaire, Pines, Ocean Beach 
and Tof , dates will be distributed when available.

New Business
There were 3 new homeowners who introduced themselves.

Port o Potty’s

2nd VP Tom Licari explained what an easement was and the 
KFD Commissioner’s had their attorney write a letter to the TOI stating 
we would not give permission to have a trailer placed on our property.


There is a new pedi cab service running from field 5 to the check point 
at a cost of $5.00 and $10.00 into Kismet. The individual has state and 
federal permits and Marsha did speak with FINS at this is a pilot 
project. Discussion was heard on both sides and the cab isn’t permitted 
to come into town.


Sam venting on Pedi cab critiquing the irresponsible transport of elderly visitors who cannot walk and leaving them here. Licari and others countered that they wished they could have used a pedi cab on their occasionally physically challenging treks in.
Discussion was held regarding unsupervised youths coming into Kismet 
known as the backpack kids, garbage is being left on beach, stolen carts 
and bikes etc. Members were reminded to call 911 or the new COPS number 
if they see anything criminal, suspicious or dangerous.

Contact information for any concerns.

Police -911

Fire Island National Seashore
•    Website:
•    Phone: (631) 687-4750

Town board meetings are as follows: 6/18 2:00pm, 7/16 2:00 pm, 8/20 2:00 
pm, all at town hall 655 Main Street, Islip, NY.

Office for Constituent Services (631) 224-5380. They are a good link to 
every department. 


Nominations were made for President and Secretary, a nomination was made 
for Marsha Hunter for president and Secretary Chris Rosenblum will be 
stepping down in September and a nomination was made for Wendy Schu and both were seconded. Elections are still open and elections will be held 
at the fall meeting.

Next KCA Meeting is Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 10AM.

There being no further discussion a motion was made and seconded and the 
meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted by Gary Leone.

Gary J Leone
Dawn M Madsen