WHEN: Saturday, August 14th, 2021 @ 11am to 3pm NOTE: Rain Date on Sunday, August 15th, 2021 @ 11am to 3pm
WHERE: Crane Neck Beach WHO: Crane Neck Association Members WHAT: Bring your own: Picnic Lunch, Beverages/Ice Chest, Sunscreen, Towels and Umbrella, Swimsuits & Beach Toys WHY: Good neighbors increase your quality of life and a great neighborhood association will improve your property’s value!
The beach gate installation has been completed. Over the next few days, board members will try to deliver the access cards in person to all members. If we are unable to hand deliver, you can come and collect them during the next board meeting at Childs Mansion on June 17 between 9am to 10am.
If you have questions, feel free to contact any of the board members who are cc’ed on this email.
Currently the gate is open to allow all members to get their access cards. The gate will be turned on after June 17, 2017.
The installation of the Crane Neck Beach gate is proceeding according to schedule. Please bear with us, as the beach will be inaccessible to cars for the duration of the installation. Once the beach gate is installed and its operation tested, every household in good standing will get their own beach gate access cards.
For some time now the Crane Neck Association board has been receiving complaints from the membership in regards to our beach. These complaints include:
illegal garbage dumping at the beach parking lot
cars being parked without a permit
cars being parked after sunset
general safety concerns associated with the prior items
The board has considered multiple solutions to the above problems. Solutions such as installing cameras and/or asking for more frequent patrols and more stringent enforcement by the Old Field constabulary. While the cameras would be a good solution, they would not stop people from parking without a permit or parking after hours. Also, the Old Field constabulary informed the board that their officers cannot write tickets or enforce the parking by permit rules at the Crane Neck beach.
After considering various possibilities, the board has settled upon an automated beach gate, at the entrance to the Crane Neck beach, as the best option. Since the Crane Neck Association is already under financial strain due to road maintenance, which is our primary concern, it was decided to finance the gate through private, voluntary donations. Please contact the board if you are interested in contributing to this project. Members in good standing will be issued two cards that will open the gate for their vehicles. Foot and bicycle traffic will not be obstructed by the gate. The gate will have a battery backup and will open upon complete loss of electric power. We plan to have the gate installed and operational at the earliest, subject to availability of funds.
Please come and join your neighbors at our annual Crane Neck Beach BBQ! This year it will be held on Saturday the 26th of July, with a rain date of Sunday the 27th. There will be hamburgers, hotdogs and drinks, the cost is $10 per person or $25 per family. Please bring a side dish or a dessert and RSVP to Mary Harrington.