Public Sessions on South Shore Corps Project

The Corps of Engineers held a public information session on the Fire Island Inlet to Montauk Point (FIMP) Reformulation project on Friday, August 27 at the Ocean Beach Community House. Meetings will also be held in accordance with the following schedule at the other south shore locations listed in the below media advisory.

THE NEXT MEETING IS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, AT THE FINS FERRY TERMINAL IN PATCHOGUE, FROM 4 TO 8 PM. FIRE ISLAND PROPERTY OWNERS, BUSINESSES AND FREQUENT VISITORS SHOULD ATTEND AND CALL FOR THE PROJECT’S PROMPT IMPLEMENTATION.

In their comments, Fire Islanders should stress the need for a rational and on-going program of shore protection for the Fire Island barrier as essential to the protection of the Fire Island National Seashore, Robert Moses State Park, Smith Point County Park and low-lying south shore areas of central Long Island.

MEDIA ADVISORY
For Immediate Release
September 14, 2010

U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
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Army Corps announces remaining three public information sessions regarding Fire Island to Montauk Point Reformulation Study

NEW YORK - The Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, is announcing the
dates for the remaining three public information sessions regarding the Army
Corps of Engineers’ ongoing Fire Island to Montauk Point (FIMP) Reformulation
Study. The meetings will be held in Patchogue, Southampton and Montauk. The
purpose of the ongoing FIMP Reformulation Study is to identify, evaluate and
recommend long-term solutions for hurricane and storm damage reduction for
homes and businesses within the floodplain extending along 83-miles of ocean
and bay shorelines from Fire Island Inlet to Montauk Point.

There will be informational displays and New York District staff will be
available to discuss the study. The meeting is meant to be an opportunity for
the public to learn more about the potential solutions being considered in
the study and to discuss them. The public will also be able to leave written
comments/suggestions. As the ongoing work is a collaboration with several
partners, representatives from New York State, the Department of the Interior
and local communities are expected to attend the sessions.

Meeting Details (All sessions will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.):
Patchogue - Thursday Sept. 23 at the Fire Island National Seashore, Patchogue
Ferry Terminal, 150 West Ave., Patchogue, NY
Southampton - Tuesday Sept. 28 at Stony Brook Southampton, Kanas Lobby in
Chancellor’s Hall, 239 Montauk Highway, Southampton, NY
Montauk - Wednesday Sept 29 at the Montauk Fire House, 12 Flamingo Ave.,
Montauk, NY