Park Committee Considers Plans
The Theodore Roosevelt Park Advisory Committee met on Tuesday, Feb. 24 an hour before the regular town board meeting in the town hall hearing room. Councilman Chris Coschignano, committee chair said he has $200,000 as a line item, a discretionary grant in the town budget that is dedicated for capital improvements at the park. "It will be for minor improvements such as more plantings and possibly restoring the Theodore Roosevelt monument at the entrance by the railroad crossing. It's a blank slate," he said.
Town Works to Protect Groundwater
David Portman of Fredric P. Clark Associates, the Town of Oyster Bay's planner explained that although his firm has been working on the Special Groundwater Protection Overlay Area (SGPOA), that they needed an additional six month moratorium on building in those areas. The town board, at their Feb. 24 meeting voted to extend the moratorium six months. It affects parts of East Norwich, Glen Head, Jericho, Locust Valley, Oyster Bay hamlet, Plainview, Syosset, Westbury and Woodbury.
Soccer Field Planned for TR Park
A new soccer field for pick-up games is being developed for the Theodore Roosevelt Park. Unlike other fields in the town, it will be for casual players and not members of organized teams. The new field was discussed at both the Theodore Roosevelt Park Advisory Committee (TRPAC) meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 24 (at 6 p.m.) and at the town board meeting following (at 7 p.m.), which helped clarify what the town is proposing.
The Rod and Reel Repair Workshop is open to adults and children accompanied by a parent/guardian. It will be held on Saturday, March 6 and 13 from 10 a.m. to noon, at The Waterfront Center, a not-for-profit organization - exciting students of all ages about the marine environment, is located at One West End Avenue, Oyster Bay. The cost is $20 per person. Bring your rod and reel to this workshop and local experts from the Oyster Bay Anglers Fishing Club will instruct you how to repair it! Topics include regular maintenance, reel lubrication, replacing rod tips and rewinding fish rod guides. Even if you don't have a rod to repair, this hands-on workshop promises to be fun and a real money saver. All equipment and supplies necessary to fix your rod will be provided.
Gemütlichkeit at Oyster Bay High School