Make Your Voice Heard. Spread the Word. Tell the Town and County:
“Dredge the Smithtown Bay Channel, Before It’s Too Late.”
The Smithtown Bay Yacht Club and Stony Brook Yacht Club Commodores have written a letter to Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, urging him to expedite channel dredging. Dredging Project Coordinator, Kevin Rooney, has also sent a letter to Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski, who chairs the Dredge Project Screening Committee, urging his support for this dredging. Both County Executive Steve Bellone and Department of Public Works Commissioner Gil Anderson now need to hear from you. Please contact them today! Contact info and sample letters/e-mails are shown below.
TELL THEM IT’S TIME FOR ACTION.
ARTICLES & RESOURCES
- Letter to Suffolk County Executive Bellone
- Letter from Town of Smithtown
- Letter from Supervisor Vecchio
- Press Release from SBYC
- Article in TBR News Media
- Article in The Smithtown News 6/16/16
- Brookhaven Supervisor Letter of Support
- Letter to Legislator Krupski
- Newsday Article
- Statements of Commodore Mike Kozyrski and Kevin Rooney before the Smithtown Town Board August 9th
Now We Need Your Help.
Feel free to modify or add to these pre-formatted messages directed towards our elected officials.
I am a Smithtown resident as well as a boater. For years, the channel leading out to Smithtown Bay has become increasingly more difficult to transit.
The health and safety of myself and my family are now at risk in the event of any emergency if we are out in the Bay or Sound during low-tide periods.
We need the Channel to be dredged as soon as possible! As the Chairman of the Dredge Project Screening Committee, your support and assistance is needed to make this happen.
If I am out in Smithtown Bay during a low-tide period and something happens to me or my family, how are any emergency personnel supposed to reach me when you can't get a boat out through the Channel because of the low-water?
This Channel should be dredged now in order to protect our health and safety. As the Chairman of the Dredge Project Screening Committee, your support and assistance is needed to make this happen.
I have been a boater for over ______ years and every year the Channel leading out to Smithtown Bay gets worse. For a couple of hours either side of dead low-tide, the channel is all but impassable!
God forbid we have some sort of medical emergency while out in the Bay or Sound; by the time the Bay Constable gets out, it might be too late. This is a totally unacceptable threat to public health and safety. Please advocate on our behalf to have the Channel dredged as soon as possible. As the Chairman of the Dredge Project Screening Committee, your support and assistance is needed to make this happen.