McKeown sisters at Beaver Dam Creek and South Country road

Brookhaven & South Haven Hamlets

Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York

Brookhaven/South Haven Hamlets Study

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Summary of Comments

Positive Features

  1. The high quality of the rural scenic ambience of the community.
  2. The historic aspects of the community.
  3. The access to the Great South Bay and marine related activities.
  4. The friendly and neighborly attitudes of the residents.

Negative Features

  1. The high level of school taxes.
  2. The Brookhaven landfill.
  3. The need for more sidewalks and bikeways.
  4. The high cost of LILCO rates.
  5. The need for improved garbage removal.
  6. The need to control development; in particular, strip malls and large stores should be prohibited.
  7. The need to control graffiti.
  8. The excessive amount of empty stores.
  9. The need for improved mosquito control.
  10. The need for improvements, particularly pedestrian walkways on Beaver Dam Road.
  11. The need for increased police protection.
  12. The need for more public water.
  13. The need for increased youth facilities and programs.
  14. The need to improve the public dock.
  15. The need to control traffic speed on the Montauk Highway.
  16. The need to regulate and control illegal multiple residences.
  17. The need to provide sidewalks to the elementary school.


Note from the Brookhaven/South Haven Hamlet Study Committee

Regarding the "Negative Features" listed above:

bullet Item #3 – The committee believes that "The need for more sidewalks and bikeways" is placed too high on this list and is also redundant, since sidewalks are also mentioned in item #17.
bullet Item #14 – The committee feels that community would like to see the dock policed, rather than improved.