Miller Place Park · Seifert Gardens · Sunset Bluffs
Welcome to the online home of the Miller Place Park Homeowner's Association. We have developed this site to share news, events and activities with all of our friends and neighbors.
We invite our members to participate and as always, encourage everyone to communicate their thoughts, ideas and suggestions about enhancing our beautiful community.
This site will be updated frequently, so please visit often. We hope to see you at the next event.
Thank you for your support!
A lot of people had landscaping work done recently. Please make sure whoever's doing work at your house knows they cannot dump debris on the North Hampton lot. This isn't the first time this happened. We tracked down who it was the last time. Unfortunately the HOA will have to pay to have it removed. If you live close by and noticed anything, please let us know.
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Information Regarding HOA Dues
January 1, 2019
As we ring in 2019, the Miller Place Park Beach Homeowner Association would like to wish you and your family a very happy and healthy New Year! We continue to meet monthly to ensure maintenance of our shared private beach property in addition to planning our annual Family Beach BBQ.
In order to meet our expenses (taxes, insurance, security, certified lifeguards, maintenance, etc.), it is critical for us to collect dues on time.
Dues are $400 per family paid by February 28, 2019
Dues plus late fee after February 28, 2019 are $400 + $50 = $450
The Board has scheduled the following community events:
General Meeting – Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:00 a.m. at the Mt. Sinai Congregational Church, located at 233 N Country Rd
Family Beach BBQ – July 27, 2019
Happy Hours – dates to be determined
Please visit our Facebook page at Miller Place Park Beach Homeowners Association throughout the year for updates and announcements. Alternatively, visit our website at www.mpphoa.net or call 631-403-4509.
Please note that we are in desperate need of new board members and volunteers! A few of our officers will be stepping down this spring and need to be replaced. If we want to keep our beautiful beach community private we must maintain an active board. It is a fact that volunteering can be a time consuming and thankless endeavor, but it is necessary in order to keep our beach a private one. Your service does not have to be a long term commitment or take a huge amount of your time – it is up to you how much you want to invest.
There are many benefits to volunteering for your HOA:
maintain the integrity of our private beach community and, as a result, protect your property value and investment
be in a better position to implement policies and make decisions that positively affect your community
connect with neighbors and form new friendships
learn valuable social skills
volunteering makes you happier since it provides a sense of purpose and accomplishment
If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity, please contact us via phone or Facebook.
We are so fortunate to have a beautiful, newly renovated private beach and lovely neighbors. We look forward to everybody’s participation in our community events and days at the beach! The best way to keep our beach safe and in good repair is to visit the beach often and keep a watchful eye. Enjoy the rest of your winter and spring!
President of MPPHOA
Please post on our Facebook page (Miller Place Park Beach Homeowners' Association) to join the planning committee, or leave a message at 631-403-4509.
Miller Place Park Beach Renovation
A Long Island Sound View 2017
The town project is complete. We are focused on creating a staycation for our members. The board is working diligently to tie up some loose ends. This will continue into the fall. Please visit this site for updates.
Important Changes Regarding our Members
The Miller Place Park HOA is working hard to include all members. We are implementing changes to help make our home an investment and a staycation.
As you know the town project is completed and is beautiful. The board is working diligently to tie up a few loose ends. We would like to update you on a few items.
We as a community need to preserve our beach. Let’s all be watch dogs and protect our bluffs and steps. We must count on one another to advise our family, children and guests to stay off the bluffs. “We were given a gift." Let's take care of it.
In reference to dues, we would like to acknowledge those of you that paid in a timely manner. However, many members paid their dues late and there are still some families that have not paid at all. We have expenses that must be paid and we count on these dues to do so. For 2018, we have agreed as a board, that the past due penalty will now be $75.
Thank you for your attention to these matters. We are looking forward to a brighter season next year!
Superintendent Losquadro, Congressman Zeldin and Councilwoman Bonner Announce Completion of Restoration at Gully Landing in Miller Place
posted on 7/12/2017 9:16:00 AM
Farmingville, NY – Brookhaven Town Highway Superintendent Daniel P. Losquadro, U.S. Congressman Lee Zeldin and Councilwoman Jane Bonner announced the completion of a $1.4-million shoreline stabilization and reconstruction project to protect, restore and strengthen the Gully Landing Road drainage facility located in Miller Place.
In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy’s high winds, heavy rains and tidal surge severely damaged Gully Landing on the north shore of Long Island. The site suffered severe damages including 3,000 cubic yards of soil erosion, 2,000 square feet of vegetation loss, structural damage to the existing wooden walkway, as well as irreparable damage to 1,548 cubic feet of gabion retaining wall. This site not only contains a drainage outfall system that handles storm water from the upland residential roadways, but also provides waterfront access to the local community and emergency responders.
In order to stabilize the bluff and ensure the drainage facility’s permanent reconstruction, the Town replaced the ineffective gabion baskets with 7,325 square feet of epoxy-coated, steel sheet bulkhead for toe of slope stability. Behind the steel sheet bulkhead, 2,364 cubic yards of heavy armor stone revetment was installed to protect the area landward from high storm surges combined with wave action. The sheeting also serves to protect the toe of slope from undermining; the stone revetment was designed and constructed to resist storm surges. Erosion control and slope stability measures landward of the stone revetment include native plantings, geotextile filter fabric coverings and geo-grid slope reinforcement solutions.
In addition to storm hardening the shoreline and reconstructing the drainage outfall, the Town installed a 10-foot diameter, upstream storm water treatment structure to properly treat storm water prior to its discharge into the Long Island Sound. This “downstream defender” reduces the environmental impact of storm water runoff from this 75-acre contributory area by capturing contaminated sediments before they reach the outfall. By installing these coastal hardening features, the Town of Brookhaven has prevented future damage to the slope, Gully Landing Road, the waterfront access, residential homes, and the drainage system.
The project was funded with a $1.4-million federal grant, secured by Congressman Zeldin through FEMA.
“The revitalization project at Gully Landing will not only help us from an erosion standpoint, but it will also assist in preventing pollution from stormwater runoff,” said Superintendent Losquadro. “We have successfully hardened our infrastructure to ensure we are less vulnerable to damage from future storms. I want to thank Congressman Zeldin for expediting the federal funding necessary to complete this project and improve the resilience of our shoreline.”
Congressman Zeldin said, “Working closely with Superintendent Losquadro and Councilwoman Bonner on this important Miller Place project, this revitalization effort will go a long way to improve water quality while strengthening our local infrastructure.”
“Hurricane Sandy had such a devastating effect on so many communities across Brookhaven Town,” said Councilwoman Bonner. “Superintendent Losquadro and the men and women of the Highway Department are still repairing the infrastructure damage nearly five years later, but we are very fortunate that Congressman Zeldin has been so responsive to our need for repairs at Gully Landing Road and other locations in the Town.”
Marc Mazza, vice president of the Miller Place Park Homeowners Association, said, “The MPPHOA board and I would like to thank Superintendent Losquadro, Deputy Superintendent Tricarico and all involved in the completion of this project. Because of all your hard work, the Long Island Sound will be cleaner. The bluffs and the beach will remain secure and aesthetically pleasing for many years to come. We appreciate your dedication.”
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Our beach renovation is on schedule and running smoothly. Everything looks great. Can't wait for summer!
Important News - Saturday, June 11, 2016: The Board would like to thank Highway Superintendent Dan Losquadro and Deputy Highway Superintendent Steve Tricarico for working diligently with us to secure our beach. We appreciate your presentation and updates.
As of now, the Highway Department will break ground and start construction after Labor Day. This is a substantial mitigation project. The hope is that the beach construction will be completed before Memorial Day 2017. While this important work is completed, the beach will be declared a construction zone and off limits.
We would also like to thank all the community members who attended the meeting. Together, we can make a difference.
Dear Miller Place Park Beach Homeowner Association Members:
We are fortunate to live in a beautiful community and share ownership of our own private beach.
The Miller Place Park Home Owners Association is working hard to make this community a Stay-cation. Our beach will be completely renovated next year, and we have plans to make our beach even more inviting.
At this time we need to ask your assistance with 3 issues.
Support of Security Guard:
Years ago when we bought this beach and formed this association, the town gave us the right to restrict the entrance to the beach at Gully Landing. It's is NOT a free access point open to the world. This is not a public beach. We have a security guard, Pat, who has been working very hard to keep our community safe. He deals with outsiders who try to come onto our beach on a daily basis. This job is not easy. We have people coming from all over the Island and in large numbers, ready to set up camp. Sadly, he has dealt with OUR OWN DUES PAYING MEMBERS threatening him and belittling him when he asks for passes or their names. Obviously this cannot continue.
Please, if you want to use the beach, bring your pass. This has always been our rule. It is a simple way to avoid conflicts and support our community.
If you do not have your pass, be prepared to show ID and give him your name and address as Pat has a list of members and addresses for comparison. Your name will be recorded. Please be prepared to tell him who you are. HE WORKS FOR US!!
The security guard has instructions from his company and us to call police if people are unruly, or if he feels threatened. Nobody wants that!
Dogs Need to be Leashed At All Times:
Your dog must be kept on a leash at all times. This is Brookhaven Town Law. http://ecode360.com/8591280?highlight=leash,laws,law NYS law section 23-3
Be at any time on any sidewalk, street, highway, park or other public place in the unincorporated areas of the Town of Brookhaven unless fully controlled by the owner or some other person by means of a rope, leash or other similar device.
Community members have been bitten and loose dogs have gotten into conflicts with leashed dogs. In addition, excrement is routinely found on the beach. Let’s all respect each other, keep our dogs on a leash and pick up after them so further action does not need to be taken if we can’t abide by the law.
Need Board Representative:
We are looking for someone in Seifert Gardens to join us on the Board. Please contact us via email on our webpage, http://mpphoa.com, if you are interested.
We thank you in advance for helping us build a community where we can have fun, and at the same time know safety is a priority. Looking forward to seeing you at our Beach!
Miller Place Park Beach Homeowners Association Board.