On Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming and New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele joined members of the Noyac Civic Council for their monthly meeting. During the meeting Legislator Fleming and Assemblyman Thiele presented proclamations to Charles Neuman and John Anderson for their years of service and commitment to the community, civic council and the Town of Southampton. Both men are no strangers to serving others, as they are both military veterans. Legislator Fleming thanked both men for their service, and was especially grateful for the guidance she has received from each of them over the years.
"When I first moved to the Noyac almost twenty of years ago and was trying to figure out how to get involved, each of you served as a shining example of how to serve our community,” said Legislator Fleming.
After the proclamations had been presented, both Legislator Fleming and Assemblyman Thiele shared information they received from the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), regarding the mining at Sand Land. Both officials indicated that they were aware of a notice of intent to modify that had been advising that the DEC proposes to modify the permit of Wainscott Sand and Gravel to require that mining activities at the facility cease and reclamation activities begin.
Legislator Fleming said, “This is a victory for the members of the Noyac Civic Council, for all the time and hard work you have all dedicated to making sure that local, county and state officials got involved to prevent further groundwater contamination. We know from the report that was conducted by Suffolk County Health Department that the ongoing activities at the site are polluting our drinking water, and I am happy to know that the Department of Environmental Conservation has made the right call to put a stop to all mining activities on the site and has proposed a permit modification for Sand Land to begin reclamation of the affected areas.”
Assemblyman Fred Thiele presenting a proclamation to Charles Neuman at the Noyac Civic Council