Changes in and About Squassux Landing
The BVA owns and operates Squassux Landing, a 13-acre boat basin, open to all members of the community, on the Carmans River. In Chapter II, page 54, the LWRP recommends that our marina be rezoned from J2 to "Waterfront." In Chapter IV, page 12, the report again recommends "the land use for Squassux Landing should be changed from COM to MCOM."
While there is generic definition of these categories on page V-13, we have been informed by the Town of Brookhaven that currently no such zoning category exists. While the BVA thinks the concept of having both Squassux Landing and other marinas rezoned from J2 to "Marine Commercial" or "waterfront" as defined in the LWRP is a good idea, we would need to know the consequence of this, if any, on the current operation of Squassux Landing, and we would like to see this change of zone enacted as law and on the books before endorsing such a change.
In Chapter IV, page 17, there is a recommendation to "improve fishing access at Squassux Landing road end." Currently, the residents in that area are up in arms over the tota1 lack of code enforcement at the eastern end of Beaver Dam Road. Despite repeated requests for police protection and calls for help to the Town, blaring car horns and "boom-boxes" are still active at 3 a.m., along with screeching tires, piles of garbage, prostitutes and drug dealers. The BVA feels that the suggestion of planned additions at the end of Beaver Dam Road should be deleted from the LWRP, and in its place recommends that the Town post one of its Code Enforcement vehicles there seven days a week, from 11 P.M. to 6 A.M., to make shouldering this waterfront access point less of a burden on our community and to encourage its use for water-related activities.
Below are listed a number of minor corrections we would like to see made on pages II-51 through II-55 of the DEIS: