Passing of Marion DGregorio

We regret to inform you that Marion DiGregorio in House #113 has passed away. She will be waked at the McLaughlin Hepner Funeral Home Sunday 8/19 from 3-6PM. A Service will be held Monday at 10:00AM at the Funeral Home followed by Burial in Calverton National Cemetery.

May She Rest In Peace.

Passing of Marie Dunleavy

We regret to inform you that Marie Dunleavy Has passed away. The Funeral will be held at Tuthill Mangano Funeral Home on Wednesday Aug. 15th from 7-9 PM and Thursday Aug 16th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.

A memorial Mass will be held Friday Aug.17th at St, Isadores RC Church at 11AM with burial to follow at Calverton National Cemetery.

May She rest In Peace

What is the fundamental Difference between an HOA/Condo and a Land Lease Community

In light of recent discussions, there seem to be many confused about what a HOA/Condo is and what is our community ( A Land Lease).

I did some research and am publishing this document to hopefully show the pros and cons of both.

Bear in mind in an  HOA/Condo the monthly fee they pay is called dues or fees. They govern themselves through an elected board and are responsible for any all cost incurred in the community.

In a Land Lease (us) we pay rent on the land to the property owner (Foxwood Village often referred to as Peter). He is responsible to maintain the community and can use the rent as he sees fit. Most important is that in maintain; NYS law says to provide a safe and healthy living area. The law doesn’t mandate any amenities. If interested read the attached document.Click on link to open in new page.     New York State Real Property Law Section 233

Please note in the HOA all five cons are serious and we do not have to deal with them.

In the land lease (us) the pros are all favorable especially as we can buy a house at an affordable price. The cons really do not apply to long island as we already know we can resell with little problem and for most a profit.

Click on link to open in a new page

6.27.18_Comparison of HOA_Condo to Land Lease

 

Information on the passing of Dottie Doyle

It is with deep regret that we must inform you of the passing of our neighbor Dottie Doyle of house # 205.

Dottie will be waked at the Tuthill-Mangano Funeral Home on Wednesday and Thursday June 20 and 21st from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at St. John The Evangelist Church at 10:30 AM with Burial to follow at Calverton National Cemetery.

May She Rest In Peace.

Beware of a Gift Giving Scam

I’m sure most Facebook users and many of those who are not have heard of “Go Fund Me”. 

It is an easy way to raise money for an emergency, a desperate need or other special fund. It is easy to set up, can potentially reach thousands and generate much money.

Is it good? Potentially YES!! If you know the cause or the person running it then it is most likely going to be okay.

However it has been found that there are scammers out there who have been found to set up a fund with a heartbreaking cause. People donate because they care and the money is going in someone’s pocket.

There is at present no oversight.

So while I encourage charitable donations; just be aware of who you give your money too.

WARNING: PROTECT YOUR DATA

Don’t Be Fooled by Scammers.

The most common is a scammer who posses as a tech from Microsoft. They’ll tell you that they have found that someone was using or attacking your email. They’ll ask you to type a command (Maybe the window key and letter R which is the shortcut to command prompt) they may say type in netstat which just shows internet activity and may look weird but it isn’t. They’ll pray on your lack of computer knowledge and next they will ask you type in a help code which will give them access to your computer.

Now they will either take control of your computer or lock your computer. Either way this is not good and probably going to be costly.

REMEMBER: MICROSOFT WILL NOT CALL YOU!! THEY WOULD NOT HAVE THE TIME TO INDIVIDUALLY WATCH OVER EVERY USER.

If you get a call like this:

  1. Immediately ask for a call back number and hang up
  2. check with someone to see if calling them back is a good option
  3. if you call back; either it will be a bogus number or not take you to microsoft corporation switchboard

BEST SUGGESTION: JUST HANG UP!!!!! DO not engage in a conversation. If your having no problems then you saved your computer. If you are havin problems; get your computer to a repair person.

THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!!! THIS CAN SAVE YOU YEARS OF PROBLEMS AND LOTS OF MONEY TOO IF YOU REMEMBER THIS ONE THING!!!!

MICROSOFT,  IRS, SOCIAL SECURITY, YOUR ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE COMPANY, APPLE COMPUTERS NEVER EVER CALL YOU. THEY DON’T HAVE THE STAFF. JUST HANG UP

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON EPCAL

Dear Civic Members & Neighbors,

I’m sure you’ve been following the news on our Town’s possible sale of over 1600 acres of the remaining open land at EPCAL.

The maneuvers leading up to and the questions/responses during the recently conducted Qualifications & Eligibility hearings have clearly demonstrated that the company that wants to buy this last remaining treasure:

  1. a) has created a constantly shifting corporate shield (Calverton Aviation and Technology) that has little in common with the original corporation the Town bargained with (Luminati Aerospace);
  2. b) has no concrete and enforceable plans for developing the site;
  3. c) will do everything in their power to pay no taxes to the Town.

 

The time is fast-approaching for a Town decision on allowing CAT to purchase this treasure for a very low price without any concrete plans to help the economy of our Town.  Please take the time to call and/or write to our Town Board members.   You can contact them by phone or email as follows:

 

Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith

(631) 727-3200 Ext. 251,  email:  supervisor@townofriverheadny.gov

Tim Hubbard

631-727-3200 Ext. 223, email:  hubbard@townofriverheadny.gov

Jodi Giglio

631-727-3200 Ext. 225, email: giglio@townofriverheadny.gov

James Wooten

631-727-3200 Ext. 226,  email: wooten@townofriverheadny.gov

Catherine Kent

631-727-3200 Ext. 224, email: kent@townofriverheadny.gov

Tell your elected representatives that you do not want them to vote yes in favor of selling the EPCAL land to CAT because CAT has not produced a credible plan for development for which we can determine their qualifications or eligibility and they are not even the same company that the Town agreed to consider for this purchase.  They claim to be a boon to our economy but blatantly claim they will apply for all available tax abatement.

If you are concerned about this poor and far-reaching sale of our last remaining piece of open land, you must be aware that you must make your voices heard.

In addition to calls and email, you must attend the Town Board meeting of April 17th at 7pm.

Your presence alone will demonstrate to our elected officials that we are extremely concerned about this bad deal.  The votes can be visually counted and that is more important than anything we can do.

And if you feel comfortable speaking during the public comment period (at the end of the meeting), so much the better.

We hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Calverton Civic

Alert: July 2018 The Land Lease Fee will increase

For your information:

As of July 1, 2018, the cost of the land lease will rise by $9.00

Just some trivia:

  • As of January 2018 we have 221 active homes.
  • 221 x $9 = $1989.00
  • $1989 x 12 months = $23,868.00 increase to management

Each year these increases why they seem minimal ; for many it cuts into there fixed income. However you must understand that Management also has to cover increases in their expenses like taxes and product cost.

As residents it is important that each and everyone of us makes sure and is satisfied that we are getting the services  and maintenance we deserve and require both in your home and in the community. If not, you must make it known.