Monday, February 27, 2006

Seven Simple Steps to Posting a Comment

Anyone who visits the Glenwood / Glen Head Civic Spot is invited to post a comment relevant to the mission of the site. If you've had difficulty doing so, don't be discouraged, it's easy...once you know how.

Here's what to do:

1. Click on "Comment" at the end of the entry that has inspired you to respond.

2. Type your remarks in the comment window (if you wish, you can compose your remarks on your desktop in the word processing program that you ordinarily use and then paste them into the comment window).

3. At "Choose Identity," select "Other" (unless you get bitten by the blogger bug and wish to establish a free account with

4. In the name field, type your name; leave the Webpage field blank (unless you have a Webpage that is relevant to the mission of the Glenwood / Glen Head Civic Spot that you wish to share).

5. In the verification field, type the distorted letters that you see just above the field; this step is required because it helps to prevent spam (automated, unsolicited comments comparable to junk mail).

6. Click "Preview " if you wish to see how your comment will look after it is posted, or skip this step and go right to "Publish."

7. An email message will be sent to the Glenwood / Glen Head Civic Spot administrator (usually me), who will screen the comment in a timely fashion, and, in most cases, authorize posting. We have chosen to screen comments to help ensure that visitors to the site are not subjected to remarks that are uncivil, inflammatory, or objectionable in some other way. We do not anticipate that it will be necessary to reject remarks very often, if at all.

Do it once and you'll see how quick and easy the process is. Give it a try...happy civic-minded blogging!

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Glenwood / Glen Head Civic Spot Policies


The Glenwood / Glen Head Civic Spot is intended as a clearinghouse for local information about land use, water quality, and related issues and a forum for constructive dialogue about these matters among all community stakeholders.

Items related to land use, water quality, and related issues will be posted as the information becomes available.

Making a Comment

You may visit the site just to gather information, and, if you choose, you can respond to a Civic Association posting by posting a comment of your own. Commenting is easy; just click on “comment” at the end of the appropriate Civic Association posting and start typing.

All are invited to participate: residents, developers, business owners, members of community groups, elected representatives, government employees, and anyone else.

Accuracy and Accounablity Count

Although it is not mandatory, we encourage comments to be signed and request disclosure of relevant affiliations (John Smith, XYZ Development Corp; Jane Doe, Glen Head resident). We request names and affiliations because we believe accountability is important. We also request disclosure of relevant personal interests (XYS Development Corp is involved in a change of zone application at ## Main Street; Jane Doe, resident adjacent to ## Main Street, where a zoning change application is under review).

The GW/GH Civic Association will make every attempt to ensure the accuracy of information at the time of its postings. However, the Civic Association is not responsible for errors or omissions. Some inaccuracies are inevitable. We regret any that may occur and appreciate postings that update, correct, or clarify the record.

Comments posted by visitors to the site are the sole responsibility of the author of the comment. Please check facts before posting. The Civic Association reserves the right to remove any comments deemed inappropriate due to accuracy, tone, or content, or for any other reason.


Since it’s inception, the Civic Association has strived to encourage meaningful dialogue and policies that balance the residential, recreational, economic, industrial, environmental, and commercial interests of the area.

We encourage commentary made in this spirit, believe that intelligent people can disagree, and appreciate hearing various points of view. We believe that frank, open, and polite discussion is the most effective path to solutions that are in the best interest of the community as a whole. It is in this spirit that we appreciate your participation, whether as a reader or as a reader and a commentator.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Cleaning Up the Soil at the Lundy Site

The NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will hold a public meeting about soil clean up at the Lundy/Transtechnology site on Thursday, March 2, from 7 P.M. to 10 P.M. at North Shore Middle School, Glen Head.

According to the DEC, the purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Proposed Remedial Action Plan (PRAP) for SOIL CLEAN UP ONLY—not groundwater, proposed uses, or any site plan that has been circulated. Also according to DEC, the PRAP is available for review at Glen Cove Public Library; the public comment period is from February 22 to March 23.

The 7-acre Lundy / Trans Technology site is located at 1 Robert Lane, Glen Head, south of Todd Estates and adjacent to the railroad tracks on the north side of Glen Head Road behind the stores on the block just west of the tracks.

As stated in the DEC notices of December 27, “The Town of Oyster Bay, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Petition of Dumond Enterprises, LLC, and Trans Technology Corp. for a Change of Zone may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) must be prepared. The action involves a change of zone to allow construction of 16 single family residences and 47 townhouse units.”

The DEC contact is William Fonda, DEC Region I, Stony Brook (631-444-0350); the TOB contact is Aldona Lawson, TEQR Division, Town Environmental Quality Review Division, Syosset (516-677-5717).