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Civic Leader Wants Hampton Bays Train Station Cleaned Up

Bruce A. King recently wrote a letter to Newsday saying construction supplies are making a mess of the train station.

Hampton Bays Civic Association president Bruce King recently wrote a letter to Newsday mentioning that despite talks with Long Island Railroad officials last year, construction supplies, including steel rails, wooden and concrete railroad ties and stones, are still sitting at the Hampton Bays Train station even though the project they were meant for has long been completed.

In her Watchdog column in Newsday, columnist Judy Cartwright says she contacted the LIRR and was told that they are "committed to maintaining a clean right of way for our customers and neighboring communities" but "its storage facilities are limited so on occasion materials are left at a work site."

Cartwright reports that the LIRR said that some of the materials left at the Hampton Bays station can and will be removed in the near future.

The railroad station is just one area that the Hampton Bays Civic Association plans to address this year. In an e-mail to Patch, King said that in 2012, the civic association also hopes to work to work with the community to become more visible, sponsor a career day at Hampton Bays schools, help to control Hampton Bays density through Code Enforcement, advocate the purchase of Hampton Bays property through the town's community preservation fund, increase the civic's membership and encourage active involvement of HBCA membership.

What areas would you like to see cleaned up in Hampton Bays? Shout out your thoughts in the comment section below.

Jim February 29, 2012 at 04:58 PM
There is Verizon building on Gravel hill Rd just south of Montauk Hwy that is covered in graffiti. Maybe people doing community service should be tasked with painting the building i have tried talking to Verizon but you might as well talk to the wall.
Jim February 29, 2012 at 05:05 PM
I would love to see the train station replaced with a real station with a heated waiting area instead of a freeezing cold plastic building that provides little shelter from the cold. Would also like to see a project begun to build a light house at Shinnecock inlet to replace that ugly metal thing that sits there now. I saw a small lighthouse in Mount Dora Florida that would look great in Hampton Bays. Its not brick and mortar and might be much less expensive to build. Maybe the Civic association could start a fund drive but it would have to be coordinated with the Coast Guard somehow.
Boo February 29, 2012 at 07:14 PM
How about cleaning up the horrible bus stop area across from the movie theater? The vacant lot is strewn with garbage. It's horrible. The whole town is full of garbage. People dump their household trash on the side of the road so they don't have to pay to take it to the dump. It's out of control here.

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