June 28, 2015
June 27, 2015
The FBRA was founded in 1955 to represent the interests of residents to maintain and improve our Fairfield Beach neighborhood, promote cooperation among owners, renters and visitors and represent the common
interests of the membership.
Dear FBRA Member,
It has been two years since Hurricane Sandy impacted our neighborhood and today the work, rebuilding and planning continues in and around our shoreline. For some it has been a long and tiresome struggle raising and rebuilding their homes, while others choose to list their homes and move. As of now, November 2014, there are over 40 homes in the beach neighborhood on the market; each passing month little by little the landscape is transforming and old and new are coming together to form a strong and resilient neighborhood.
The Penfield I Rebuilding Committee has submitted their recommendations for repairs for the Pavilion including a change in its overall usage. A strong divide on how and to what extent the Pavilion should be repaired continues to be voiced by citizen’s town wide. To date the Board of Selectman has approved the 4.5 million dollars and now the Committees recommendation will be presented to the RTM. The FBRA has encouraged all members to attend the Rebuilding Committee meetings and now encourages members to reach out to District RTM Representatives and to attend the RTM Meeting when the Penfield recommendation will be presented.
The FBRA has and continues to be a strong advocate for new sluice gates behind the west end of Fairfield Beach Road and is happy to report that one of three is being installed this Fall. Additionally we support the installation of sidewalks on the east end of Fairfield Beach Road and are pleased to report that bids are presently being pursued for two sidewalks one on the corner of Reef and FBR and one on the south side of FBR along the Fairfield Beach Club property.
For the fourth year over 60 volunteers did an outstanding job for the Fairfield Fire Fighters 5K held in June. We also celebrated the Towns 375th Anniversary by co-sponsoring with PAL the annual town wide Sand Castle Building Contest held in July. The FBRA supplied 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in three categories along with three sheet cakes commemorating the 140 Anniversary of Penfield Lighthouse.
The success of the FBRA will remain strong with your commitment to stay involved and to ask neighbors to join us. We will continue to address: beach erosion, activities of town government, litter and neighborhood safety. Your membership dues pay for our litter cleanups, plantings, insurance, mailings, fees, contributions and other expenses related to our work on behalf of the neighborhood.
Please take a moment and renew your membership (or join us) for the 2014-2015 year and the help with the challenges we can confront together.
Paige Palmer Herman
September 9, 2015
page for upcoming events:
**Annual FBRA Social**
Fairfield Beach Residents Association.
Board of Directors 2014-2015
Paige Herman, President, FBR
Joanne Landino, Vice President, FBR
Ilse Martin, Treasurer, College Place
Becky Bunnell, Secretary, FBR
Charles Abercrombie, Penfield Rd
Roy Friedman, FBR
Kathryn Strachan, Reef Rd
Donna Alatakis, Penfield Rd
George McCloskey, Eunice Ave
Jill Walker, FBR
Alyssa Israel, Rowland Rd
Bryan Cafferelli, College Place
David Zieff, FBR
Rick Grauer, FBRWilliam Perugini, FBR
Carolyn Kamlet, Beach Road