F ire Island Pines Property Owners Association


This weather!
Last Sunday, the FIPPOA board meeting for December took place outside on my terrace with everyone wearing sunglasses rather than  winter coats or huddled inside!   It was strange having our year end meeting and holiday party outside, but no one complained.
The FIMI beach project has positive news, the project is almost completed at Smith Point County Park.  Sand placement is underway at the lighthouse.  As you can see in the picture below, the barge and other equipment are now in place in the western communities and placement of sand will begin shortly.  This is a critical development because I believe that once one community gets sand, all of the other communities will get sand.  The Pines is in the third contract of the overall project.  It consists of the communities from Ocean Beach to Davis Park.  The third contract is now in the real estate phase, with Suffolk County actively engaged in obtaining the necessary easements.  The earlier goal was to complete this phase by May of 2016 but it is now delayed until September.  The replenishment phase of the project should be underway in the Pines by the winter of 2016/2017.  You can visit the Seashore Defense Fund Facebook page for more pictures.

Other Projects

FIPPOA is engaged in three infrastructure projects in the community.  The project to repair/replace damaged trap bags on the beach is ready to go and should begin shortly.  The dolphin project had to go out for a second RFP.  We hope to complete this work in January, weather permitting.  The RFP for the larger project to replace the ferry dock and harbor plaza is now out.  Work on this project will take place starting in the fall of 2016.

The Boulevard
The Town has raised the possibility of selling the stretch of greenway that runs through the community along Fire Island Boulevard from Crown to Fisherman.  Appraisals have been completed in furtherance of that idea.  FIPPOA is working with our Fire Department to respond to the Town with a series of concerns and questions. We do not anticipate any immediate action on the matter.

Pines Party
The 2015 Pines Party has resulted in a final profit of $151,000.  The committee has set a goal for 2016 to raise $200,000.  In case you haven't seen it, here is the video from the 2015 party!
Pines Party 2015 Aftermovie
Pines Party 2015 Aftermovie
Happy Holidays,
 Harvey Alter 
Harvey Alter passed away on November 25, 2015 after a long illness.  Harvey was predeceased by his partner, Michael Young, who died on October 13, 2014, after spending forty years together.  Harvey attended Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts and went on to earn a master's degree in Criminology from Montclair State College in New Jersey.  Harvey's career in criminology came to an abrupt halt some thirteen years ago when he suffered a debilitating stroke which affected his ability to speak. Harvey went on to found and serve as President of the International Aphasia Movement, advocating for services and programs to aid stroke victims in their rehabilitation into daily life.  Harvey will be missed by the Pines community.  Harvey's poignant speech from the 2008 Music Has Power Awards is a tribute to his resolve. 

John T. Bressler 
John T. Bressler passed away on December 2, 2015.  John was born on August 10, 1923 in Wayne, Nebraska and married Jo in 1983.  Jo passed away in November of 2014.  John is survived by his two children, Patricia Chatt and John H. Bressler.  Donations can be made in his memory to the Brick Presbyterian Church, 62 East 92nd St. New York, NY 10128.
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Fire Island Pines Property Owners Association Officers & Directors

Jay Pagano, President 
Ed Schulhafer, Vice President
Rodman (Tad) Paul, Secretary
Henry Robin, Treasurer

Allan Baum, Alan Brodherson, Hal Hayes, Mike Hartstein,   Greg Henniger, Garry Korr,
Nicole LaFountaine, 
Chris Lovito,  Russell Saray ,  Eric Sawyer,
Bob Tortora,  Jim Vandernoth,  Randy Wilson