* LIRR GH Station House - The LIRR has now installed shutters at the GH station house and the place looks a lot better, however, they did not complete the job and the trimming has not been completed. We are following up with the manager responsible to ensure completion.
* DOWNTOWN GH BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT - The project has slowed somewhat in the past couple of weeks as the Town informs us they are waiting for delivery of the lights, however, at a meeting this morning they advised us the lighting, which has been delayed, is expected during the first or second weeks of December at which time they will proceed with their installation. We thank the Town officials as the job is coming along nicely. Note that during the Spring, or if a light winter is experienced, the town will proceed with the final phase of the project which will involve fixing of sidewalks along the north side of the four corners towards and ending by the Promise deli.
* SUNOCO/BANK PROPERTY - As stated during our last update, the Bank has agreed to purchase the property pending building approvals. The Civics met with Bank officials and the Bank presented a detailed plan for the two story building to be erected once approvals are obtained. The Civics have presented some suggestions on the building and the Banks is currently reviewing them with their architects. The overall process is expected to take approximately another 20 months. The Civics, in the meantime will ensure that if signs are posted on the Sunoco property fence that they are promptly removed.
* HALMS INDUSTRY PROPERTY (180 GH Road) - As stated in previous updates these 5.3 acres of land, where Halms industries is located, are up for sale. The Civics have been informed that the Gold Coast Library is interested in purchasing the property. The Civics are reviewing the tax and revenue implications related to this transaction and will continue to monitor the progress. The implications involve a projected annual tax revenue of over $500,000 if condominiums for 55 and older - one of the owners' proposals - were built, and as many older local residents who would like to downsize and stay in the community expressed desired, versus a bond that will need to be issued for the purchase of the land to build a new library which would cause added taxes to the community. Of course, the building of condominiums would also attract a projected number of over 100 cars in this already heavily trafficked area, while the building of a new expanded library would also be an added feature to our community. It appears that if the library's proposal proceeds, a referendum where the community can voice their opinion, will take place. The Civics will maintain everyone appraised of the progress on this important item.
* LUNDY'S PROPERTY - The Civics have asked the Town of Oyster Bay to seek resolution to the property which has been vacant for over 13 years. The Town has promised to investigate the possibility of demolishing the dilapidated building currently on this property as it is a risk to the community. Thus far no resolution has been received from town officials so the Civics have decided to step up the urgency in resolving this long outstanding issue by escalating the matter to the Town Supervisor's office. Again, the Civics will maintain everyone appraised.