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    Second Public Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Meeting
    June 1, 2015 9:22 am  
    Second Public Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Meeting

    Invitation to the 2nd Public Engagement Event for the West Sayville, Sayville, Bayport Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP)

    Location:  Bayport Fire Department (251 Snedecor Avenue, Bayport 11705)

    Date and Time:  Wednesday June 3rd from 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM (Open House)

    Dear Community Member:

    The Town of Islip is developing a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) for the coastal areas of the hamlets of Bayport, Sayville, and West Sayville.  We are inviting you to attend the Second Public Engagement Event to be held on June 3 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Bayport Fire House at 251 Snedecor Avenue.  The format of the event will be an open house, so you may come at any time during the evening to receive information about progress made on the project and to provide your input.  Representatives from the Town of Islip, Nelson Pope & Voorhis, and Sustainable Long Island will be there to answer your questions and receive input from you on the issues and opportunities for the area, as well as recommendations.  We are also requesting your assistance in getting the word out to others in the community about this meeting.

    An LWRP is a vision for the future for the coastal areas of the community, which establishes local policies and outlines the implementation techniques which will be used to achieve that vision.  The Town of Islip was awarded a grant by the New York State Department of State to complete the LWRP for the hamlets of Bayport, Sayville, and West Sayville.  The Town of Islip selected a team comprised of Nelson, Pope & Voorhis (NP&V), Environmental Planning Consultants and Sustainable Long Island (SLI) to assist in community outreach and to develop the LWRP.  Following this second public event, the team will prepare a draft LWRP document which includes a characterization of the coastal area, issues and opportunities, appropriate coastal policies for adoption and recommendations for implementation – your input is important to ensure that the goals and objectives of the LWRP is consistent with the community’s vision for the future.

    In order to gather community input, the LWRP process includes a total of three public engagement meetings to collect feedback from local community stakeholders about their vision for a thriving coastal community.  Over 130 community residents from the hamlets of Bayport, Sayville, and West Sayville attended the first public engagement meeting on February 24th, and identified priorities for improvement and opportunities in the coastal area.  We hope that you will be able to attend our 2nd public event to learn more about this important project and provide feedback on key issues and opportunities for the coastal areas of Bayport, Sayville and West Sayville.

    Thank you in advance for your support.

    Sincerely,

    Richard Zapolski, P.E.
    Commissioner of Planning, Town of Islip

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