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!
More Information Regarding the Beach Pass Requirement
Due to the COVID situation and the closure or early closure of our public beaches, we have been challenged with an influx of non-members on our beach. Some of these people are coming from the city and Flushing, Queens area, and some of these people are teenagers using our member’s names to get on the beach. Parades of people are coming to our area. This is happening all along the North Shore and many of our members expressed to us that they feel unsafe. We have confirmed this with the police and for this reason, we need to verify that actual members are on the beach.
Fires have been lit on top of our members’ bulk heads and right next to our stairs. Actual campsites were being set up.
We are working diligently with police, DEC and the town. They have been down several times issuing warnings and summonses. Please be advised, we will be checking passes and confirming membership. If you don't have your pass, please have identification, proving your address. Only members will be allowed on the beach. Also be aware that members should accompany their guests and members are responsible for any guests that use their name. We have a list of all our members names and need to verify identity.
We understand in the past, you just walked on the beach and gave your name. Due to these unprecedented times, we now need and ask for your cooperation. Please do not give our security guard, life guards or attendants a hard time. Our beach is your investment. We have been in contact with Sarah Anker’s office. If you witness, large groups of non-members on our beach, please call her office at 631-875-9848 to express your concerns. Her email is: firstname.lastname@example.org. The more she hears, the better. Remember, the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Once things settle down, we will get back to planning that staycation!
Please regularly check our Facebook page (Miller Place Park Beach Homeowners Association) and/or our website (http://www.mpphoa.org) for updates.
Beach Passes Required
Please be advised, in order to keep our beach private, we will be checking passes and confirming membership. If you don't have your pass, please have identification, proving your address. Only members will be allowed on the beach. We have had teenagers using members names and setting fires on the beach. One was actually on top of a members bulkhead. We are working diligently with the police and security to keep non-members out. However, this is a huge problem all along the North Shore.
Due to the stay at home order, the MPPHOA has been unable to meet for our general meeting. As soon as it is safe to do so, we will schedule a community meeting. That being said, we wanted to let you know what we have been working on.
Worked on getting security earlier in case we do not have life guards
After seeing an uptick in traffic, we went down on Saturday, May 16th and checked the name, residence and standing of each family on the beach
Approached fisherman on multiple occasions before May 16th and waited until they moved off our beach
Called police when it appeared to be overcrowded and saw evidence of fires being started
Got quotes in preparation for a gate with a code that will eventually be switched over to a card reader
Delivered cookies and welcome letters to new members when we know they are moved in
Sent letters to all local realtors letting them know that our community is private and that we collect dues
Only 14 members in the community still have not paid. *We collected more dues than in the past with the help of our new attorney
Closed the permits left open on North Hampton.
Received no feedback from the Beautification committee and the Deck committee so we are working on getting a quote for a landscape design for the North Hampton lot
Minor fixes to Gully Landing Stairs (handrail, replaced rotted boards, added RCA)
Installed two optimum hot spots (works with Optimum password)
Hired a young man from the community to pick up garbage on the beach and take up the garbage cans on garbage pick-up days (Thank you Mikey!)
In addition to this, we have new members graciously volunteering and picking up garbage they find each day (Thank you Ravi and Sammy!)
Thank you Nancy and James DeMartinis and Jim and Susan Nordberg for your generous donations and always making our entrances look so beautiful!
Clean-up is scheduled this week for North Hampton and Gully to the beach
We will have security and lifeguards for Memorial Day weekend.
If anyone is interested in becoming a member of the board, please let us know.
Please remember, we are volunteers. Many of us have full time jobs plus other serious commitments in our lives. We were also under quarantine. Closed businesses kept employees home, and kids returning home from school brought many non-members to our beach. We quickly jumped into motion to solve the challenges presented to us.
We wish you all an enjoyable, peaceful Memorial Day.
Make Sure You Get Your NYS Fishing License
There is a big influx of unlicensed fishing along the North Shore. The DEC is investigating and at some point will be checking for licenses. Please make sure you have a current NYS fishing license. It is free and easy to get. Just click on the link below.
Important Information Regarding Fires on the Beach
May 18, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 situation, we have noticed a significant increase in attendance by non-members at our beach. Unfortunately, multiple fires are being started and have been dangerously close to our steps and bluff. Because our bluff has been compromised, we cannot allow fires on our beach at this time. If anyone sees a fire being set, please call 911.
As we said before, we must remain vigilant in discouraging non-members from accessing our private beach.
Important News Due to COVID-19
Thank you for paying your annual dues! You will receive your beach passes for the 2020 season in the mail soon.
We have noticed a significant increase of attendance at our beach lately. This is wonderful, and we are so pleased that our members are able to enjoy the beach and reap the calming benefits. However, we request that our members respect the state guidelines of social distancing of at least 6 feet apart and of wearing a mask when this is not possible, and to keep groups of 10 or less. Due to this increase in attendance, we must remain vigilant in discouraging non-members from accessing our private beach. Increased security along with presenting your passes when requested will help greatly in this matter.
Normally our beautiful beach would be fully operational with lifeguards in time for Memorial Day weekend. However, we must adhere to the NYS Governor’s guidelines (See the attached link). Therefore, there will be NO LIFEGUARDS on our beach until it is deemed safe to do so. Due to the situation, we are inquiring about starting security earlier this season.
While you enjoy the beach please be sure to keep it clean and to not leave pet waste and/or garbage.
Please regularly check our Facebook page (Miller Place Park Beach Homeowners Association) and/or our website (http://www.mpphoa.org) for updates. We are currently fixing technical problems with the website. When these problems are fixed, the website will be updated. Once it is deemed safe, we will post the date for our community meeting at Mt. Sinai Congregational Church, located on North Country Road. Our Family Beach BBQ is tentativelyplanned for Saturday, August 15.
We hope that you all are healthy and safe, and we are hoping for a summer that is as close to normal as possible.
P.O. Box 85
Miller Place, NY 11764
Important NYS Guidelines. Click on the link below.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation and the president's/governor's order to practice social distancing, our general meeting will be canceled on April 25th and rescheduled when it is safe for everyone. Enjoy your families. Make memories. Feel free to share any fun, creative ideas that are keeping you sane!
Also, please be aware, there have been older teenagers congregating on the steps not practicing social distancing. Please remind any family members of the seriousness of this virus.
Save the Date!
Information Regarding HOA Dues
Spring is just around the corner!
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 crucial for us to collect dues on time.
Dues are once again $400 per family this year and must be paid by February 29, 2020
Dues pluslate fee after February 29, 2020 are $400 + $50 = $450
The Board has scheduled the following community events:
General Meeting – 10:00am Saturday, April 25, 2020 at the Mt. Sinai Congregational Church, located at 233 N Country Rd
Family Beach BBQ – August 1, 2020 (tentative)
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!
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!
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.
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.”
Division of Public Information * Office of the Supervisor One Independence Hill • Farmingville • NY 11738 • Phone 631-451-6595
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.