The Fire Island Association’s Summer Meeting will be held on Saturday, July 31, at the Community House in Ocean Beach, starting at 11 am. The main speaker will be Congressman Steve Israel (D., NY-2nd), whose district includes most Fire Island communities. Mr. Israel is a member of the House Appropriations Sub-Committee on Energy and Water Development, the committee that will be responsible for recommending appropriation of funds for the Fire Island Inlet to Montauk Point beach nourishment program. Other speakers will include FINS Superintendent Chris Soller, Suffolk County Police Department Marine Bureau Commander Hal Jantzen and several other public figures.
FIA will arrange free water taxi service for communities east of Point O’Woods and West of Atlantique. A schedule will be posted here and sent to community websites when it is made final. Reserve in the usual way by phoning 665-8885 about an hour before the scheduled departure and mention you are going the FIA meeting in Ocean Beach, and there will be no charge. When embarking, advise the captain and/or crew to the same effect.