Editor: Catherine D. Kobasiuk Assistant: Marina Kobasiuk
A Letter from Our President
Members, Directors, and employees of the MBPOA,
On Friday September 13, 2013 we filed and served a Notice of Claim on the village of Mastic Beach, the Board of Trustees, and various current and former village officials. This is a legal notice that gives the MBPOA 1 year (in state court) to sue the Village. It simply puts them on notice that we are fed up with some of their practices.
One of the village's first resolutions as a government was not to better Mastic Beach, it was to file and serve a summons and complaint in the New York State Supreme Court to appropriate our waterfront property, that belongs to the deeded lot owners who live in the original 10 Sections of Mastic Beach, which has been under the stewardship of the MBPOA for generations.
Despite the pending lawsuit to determine the rightful owner of the waterfront property, we feel the village has engaged in a pattern and practice of intentionally and maliciously depriving, or seeking to deprive, the Mastic Beach Property Owners Association and our members of our rights and property. From its inception, the village of Mastic Beach, its trustees, officials, agents, employees, and others have conspired against the Mastic Beach Property Owners Association and her members.
We have tried in vain over the past three years to work with the village. Over that period of time it has become apparent that the village has been abusing its governmental powers and acting with unfettered discretion. As stated in the Notice of Claim, "...the village intentionally, negligently, wantonly, and maliciously seek to bankrupt Claimant (MBPOA) by preventing Claimant from conducting normal business of and relating to the operation of its marinas and annual festivals…” The full lawsuit is available upon request. We have tried honestly to work with the village, unfortunately to no avail. There is something wrong here. We have successfully served the residents of Mastic Beach for the past 85 years by working cooperatively with the town, county, state and federal governments. We have to ask, why won't the village work with us?
It is sad that our wonderful community has to endure this type of bullying and harassment by our local government. We will not stand to have the village and others further abuse their authority to target members and friends of the MBPOA. As we have done for the past 85 years we will continue to protect the waterfront, the membership and our assets. The Mastic Beach Property Owners Association is ready to protect the rights of the membership. The MBPOA encourages anyone who also feels that the village has taken unfair advantage of him or her or abused its governmental power to contact either Maura Spery, Chairperson of the Legal Committee at the MBPOA office.
The MBPOA is only as strong as it membership. We are looking forward to a fall and winter season of activities and events for the entire community and we will see you at the General Meeting on October 3.
In solidarity I thank you,
Jean San Martin
September General Meeting
The September general meeting was interesting and informative. After the the financial reports and the reading of the previous months minutes we were given event reports. Director Maura Spery gave a report on the Music By the Bay, it was a great success. Then Director Lynne DeBona gave a report on the Crabfest, we did very well at our biggest fundraiser of the year. Director Bill Hack gave a report on the Snapper Derby, we had the biggest turnout ever.
After the committee and event reports Bill Doyle from Senator Lee Zeldin's office spoke about dune rebuilding and NY Rising. Then Maria Brady from the Mastic Beach Ambulance Company gave us a presentation and demonstration of compression only CPR. There is no breathing done with this method.
If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, call 9-1-1 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the classic disco song "Stayin' Alive." CPR can more than double a person's chances of survival, and "Stayin' Alive" has the right beat for Hands-Only CPR. You can learn more at this site:
The meeting was concluded with the 50/50 which was won by Ed Ambrose.
October General Meeting
In lieu of a guest speaker this month we will be having a casual presentation and spirited discussion on the community reconstruction plan, a'la New York Rising. Please come and participate.
Night at the Races:Saturday, November 2nd is our Autumnal Night at the Races. Dinner will be $20 and include a delicious dinner of a half chicken, potatoes, vegetable, coffee & dessert. Beer and wine are included. Tickets must be reserved and paid in full at the October General Meeting or by calling the office at 399-6111.
Country Dance Lessons
Line Dance lessons are on Monday's at 7:30 PM until 10:00 PM. We teach beginners to intermediate and advanced. The cost is Guest $8 and Members $6. Bring your own refreshments.
Kids Halloween Party
We will be having a party for all the children of this wonderful community up to the age of 12. On Friday October 25, 2013 from 4-7pm. We provide candy, cookies, drinks and treats, as well as a mummy wrap game, freeze dance, music, face painting, lollipop ghosts and paint your own pumpkin. Bring the kids and enjoy an afternoon of SPOOKtackular fun at the MBPOA clubhouse.
Blue Claw Crab Festival
Our Ninth Annual Blue Claw Crab Festival was once again a success due to the many MBPOA volunteers who planned, set up the event site, sold tickets, cooked the seafood, served the food, beer, and other beverages, announced the musical entertainment, sold raffles, sold merchandise, and the clean-up crew who worked hours after the event. Our sincere thanks to all the volunteers who were too many to mention. A extra thank you to Vice President Michael Kobasiuk for being the money manager for the day and keeping all our ticket sellers organized.Special thanks to:
- Terrie Cicerelli who for the past nine years has done a great job coordinating the unique variety of vendors
- SC Grant from Legislator Kate Browning for the music
- Ray Hopp of Colonial Youth and Family Services and the volunteers, who worked tirelessly throughout the day.
- Bill & Pat Hack for the use of their motor home
- Grand Am Recreational Vehicles for their help transporting the motor home
- Mastic Seafood for supplying all the seafood and their refrigeration truck
- Bay Gas for their donation of propane
- Montauk Bus for providing the shuttle bus
- Town of Brookhaven for the barricades and refuse
Despite some parking issues where cars were ticketed or towed by order of the Village of Mastic Beach, the Ninth Annual Blue Claw Crab Festival was a wonderful day and one more thank you to all who made it a success.
This months newsletter and back issues can be found online at http://mbpoa1928.blogspot.com/ .
There are links at this site for our:
- face-book page
- the MBPOA Google calendar
- PDF copies of the latest ads and newsletter
Do not forget that if you need some official information it can be found at our website at
Full color photos of our events can be found at
Meet & Greet Fridays
Ever Friday night is a get together at the Clubhouse. The bar is open to our members and their guests and this is a good opportunity to meet new people, play darts, enjoy card games, or just enjoy conversation. Lite fare is available at a small cost to cover expenses.
Menu of food available for purchase:
- 10/11 – Chili Dogs
- 10/25 – Tacos
Hall Rentals The MBPOA hall is available for party rentals. Please call 631-806-1109 for rate and availability.
Public Input Sought on Community Reconstruction
The first public meeting on how to move forward in reconstructing from Super Storm Sandy was held on Wednesday September 25th at the Wm Floyd High School. The open house from 6pm to 9pm led residents through various exercises to engage them in problem solving in the following areas: Infrastructure, Natural and Cultural Resources, Housing, Economic Growth, Health and Social Services and Community Planning and Capacity Building. The Committee made up of various community leaders from civic groups, the school board, municipal officials, fire department etc. had given some basic suggestions and ideas that the public was able to weigh in on. Maps with markers were provided and residents were encouraged to mark them up with their ideas. Ideas ranging from, a kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding blue trail along the waterfront, to scenic bike routes, to marketing our historic sites, to establishing a Nature Center at Violets Cove, restore beaches, raised boardwalks over the dirt roads on the waterfront, charter fishing piers, fishing docks, kayak launch sites, revitalize Neighborhood Rd, sea walls, bulk heading, green home initiatives, raising of homes, razing of homes, raising of roads, better storm drainage, dredging of waterways, rebuilding of the dunes, shellfish reseeding programs and more. There will be another public meeting at the high school on October 23rd at 6pm. This meeting will have a presentation so please be on time.
We encourage everyone to come and participate in what you would like for the the future of Mastic Beach.
New York State Required Safe Boating Course
The MBPOA will be sponsoring a two night safe boating course to full fill the NY State requirements beginning November 6, 2013. The course will cost $25 per person and will be on October 9th and 10th from 7 pm - approx. 10 pm at the MBPOA clubhouse, 31 Neighborhood Road, Mastic Beach
To sign up please call Kevin Collins @ 399-6111 and leave a message.
Call as soon as possible so we can arrange to have the correct materials available.
Marina and Beach Report
The electric is working at Section 1 Marina. Marina guards will be ending on October 13 and all boats need to be removed from the marina's by November 15. All ladders, ropes and hardware must be removed also.
Oct. 3rd – General Meeting – 7:30 pm
Oct. 4th – Country Dancing – 7:30 pm
Oct. 7th – Country Dance Lessons – 7:30pm
Oct. 11th – Meet & Greet Friday – 7:00 pm
Oct. 14th – Country Dance Lessons – 7:30pm
Oct. 17th – Board of Directors Meeting – 7:00 pm
Oct. 18th – Country Dancing – 7:30 pm
Oct. 21st – Country Dance Lessons – 7:30pm
Oct. 23rd – Public Meeting at HS – 6:00 pm
Oct. 25th – Meet & Greet Friday – 7:00 pm
Oct. 28th – Country Dance Lessons – 7:30pm
November 2 – Night at the Races
November 7– General Meeting – 7:30 pm
November 21– Board of Directors – 7:00 pm
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Printable PDF of the October 2013 Newsletter is here
Printable PDF of the October 2013 Newsletter is here