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About SMCCA

 

About SMCCA

The South Merrick Community Civic Association (SMCCA) was formed in early 2006 for the purpose of maintaining and/or improving the quality of life of the residents of Merrick living south of Merrick Road.  It focuses on issues that are specific to that area, but some of the general programs it has developed for those people are also of interest to people in other nearby communities who have chosen to join to take  advantage of those programs. 

SMCCA schedules meetings to discuss issues of importance to the community.  These meetings are generally held on Tuesdays at 7:30pm at the Merrick Road Park Golf Course clubhouse.  Outside speakers are often invited to attend and participate in the discussions.  These include public officials, the police, the fire department, leaders of other organizations, religious leaders, and people with special knowledge and/or expertise on issues of interest to the community.

SMCCA's real work is done between the meetings.  See the next page, "Issues: Past & Present," for a partial list of the things with which the civic association has recently been involved. 
 

Coming Events

 Next Meeting  April 30, 2019 -   


 FUTURE MEETING DATES:

2019

*Please note that several of our planned meeting dates have been changed due to the unavailability of the clubhouse.


February 26- 

7th Precinct (POP) Problem Oriented Policing  attended and reported to the Community. Also officials from NY American Water  attended to update residents about water conservation & other matters.


March 26 -  SMCCA Board Meeting Only  - Postponed
April 30 -     SMCCA Board Meeting Only
May 30 *
June 25
July 30
August 20
September 24
October 23 *
November 20 *
December 18 *

These reservations may be utilized for
public meetings, Board meetings or discussion of community issues as they may occur.

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Except as noted, all SMCCA general meetings for 2018 are on Tuesdays in the clubhouse of the Merrick Road Park Golf Course.  Except as noted, the main part of each meeting starts at 7:00pm.  
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RECENT PAST MEETINGS:

2015

February 24 -  Guest speakers were the two candidates for the 19th District seat of the Nassau County Legislature: Democrat Rita Kestenbaum and Republican Steve Rhoads. There was an update on the status of the then only proposed 
7-Eleven store at the corner of Merrick Road and Babylon Turnpike.

March 24 - The agenda  included guest speaker, Mr. Dan Malesardi, a utility program specialist with PSE&G.  Mr. Malesardi explained the electrical service on Long Island and what has been done to make service more resilient in the event of another major storm.  Our new councilwoman, Erin King Sweeney attended to introduce herself to the community.

June 30: This was a "Meet Your Local Officials" meeting.  The officials attending were
State Senator Michael Venditto
State Assemblyman David McDonough
County Legislator Steven Rhoads
Town Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney

August 18:  The topic for discussion was the abandoned houses, aka "zombie houses," that are within our community.  Guests were Legislator Steven Rhoads, Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney, and Building and Sanitation Department officials.

October 27:  Meet the Candidates Night.
November 24 & December 15: Focus on idea for an active park at Wynsum & Illona

2014

January 28 - Bellmore Merrick Community Reconstruction Committee

April 29 -  Public discussion of proposed 7-Eleven convenience store at the intersection of Merrick Road and Babylon Turnpike

May 14 -  Public discussion of proposed 7-Eleven convenience store at the intersection of Merrick Road and Babylon Turnpike

May 27 - Public discussion of proposed 7-Eleven convenience store at the intersection of Merrick Road and Babylon Turnpike

June 2 -  Public discussion of proposed 7-Eleven convenience store at the intersection of Merrick Road and Babylon Turnpike

June 24 - 1. update for 7 Eleven proposal; 2. update/ abandoned house on corner of Alexis and Clubhouse Rds; 3. proposal for a tax break for veterans; 4. MRIC update; 5. Friends of Cammanns Pond committee update; 6. Bellmore Merrick Community Reconstruction Committee update; 7. NYS Armory update; 8. Historical Society of the Merricks (July 4th event)
9. Franklin M. Soling Memorial Scholarship Award

July 22 - Dakota Design

October 28 - MEET THE CANDIDATES - 

November 25 - The South Merrick Community Civic Association will be meeting on 
Tuesday, November 25, 8pm at the Merrick Road Park Golf Course 
Clubhouse.  The Board of Trustee's are scheduled to meet beforehand between 7-8pm.

The following issues will be discussed:

1. 7 Eleven proposal update

2. Merrick Road improvements update ( e.g., Merrick Road median at Clubhouse Road, replanting of trees that were recently removed in front of  the GAP storeand the installation of Town digital sign on West Merrick Road.)

3. Abandoned house updates.

4. Recruitment to join "Friends of Cammanns Pond," Neighborhood Watch Program, and Merrick Road Improvement Committee.

5. Community Improvement Committee update.

6. Schedule for 2015 meetings.

All residents are welcome and encouraged to attend to let us know your opinions on the above issues.

Refreshments will be served.

Please call 978-8310 for more information.

2013

January 29 - Visit by NC County Executive Ed Mangano 
February 26 - Misc matters
March 19 - Spring Clean Sweep discussed
April 23  - Gardening After Sandy
May 21 - Misc Updates
July 2 - All Hands Volunteers
August 27 - Project Hope
September 24 - Visits by Dr. Dominick Palma, Superintendent of the Merrick Schools, and Insp. Keechant Sewell, Commanding Officer of the 7th Precinct, NCPD.  The focus was on school safety.
October 29 - Meet the Candidates Night

2012

January 24 -   

Denis Miller, a/k/a the "Floodman," was the primary guest speaker.   Denis is an expert with the required Flood Hazard Insurance that is required for many residents in south Merrick. 

February 28 - Police precinct closures was discussed.  Reps from police leadership and the PBA participated.

March 27 - The South Merrick Community Civic Association hosted an informal discussion forum. 
April 24 -  Merrick Road Improvement discussed

May 22 - The South Merrick Community Civic Association hosted an informal discussion forum. 

June 19 - The primary guest speaker was William Varley, president of New York American Water, the company that is now supplying water to the Merricks and surrounding areas.

July 24 - Update by Merrick Road Improvement Committee (MRIC); formation of Friends of Cammann's Pond committee; representatives of Town and County participated. .

August 21

September 11 - Open meeting of the SMCCA Board of Trustees only.

October - Meet the Candidates

December 18 - School Security

2011

May 31: See Press Release
July 26 - Burglaries and Neighborhood Watch

September 20 - Report from the 7th Precinct and a discussion of the situation at Jones Beach with Rafe Lieber of the Alliance to Revitalize Jones Beach. 

October 25 - Meet the candidates night
November 29 - Visit by Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter to discuss their TNR (capture, neuter, return) program for feral cats and their program for getting animals in their care adopted. 


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