December 2018 Rec. Path Update

 

Photo Credit: Jane Ahrens

December 10, 2018

Dear Fishers Islanders,

A lack of progress continues regarding the Path extension. Scott Russell, the supervisor of the town of Southold, has offered to pay for the striping of each side of the road which is what the town does routinely in Long Island. We countered that the road is too narrow for this and suggested that we would need to widen the road first. In the meantime, Southold is focused on repaving some of the sidewalks on the island, so any activity regarding the Path is delayed until the sidewalks are finished. We are working closely with the ICB in coordination with Louisa Evans who is helping us to communicate our needs to Southold.

We are grateful that several prominent members of the community have volunteered to help us with communication with the Navy. We need to find a simple solution to the transfer of land to Southold necessary to build the Path extension along the navy fence. “Hope springs eternal” that perhaps someday we might be able to build this extension. If this doesn’t happen, we may just have to accept striping of the road. But ultimately, wouldn’t it be nice to extend the Path someday to the ferry for the next generations to enjoy? If you are inspired to get involved, please let me or board members know.  You will find their names below.  Like many organizations on Fishers Island we need some new blood. I have attached donation forms to the Recreational Path Foundation to help defray the Path annual expenses which are running at around $40000 a year. Thank you for your support.

Merry Christmas from all of us on the board and all the best in 2019!

John F. McGillian, President
Richard Miller, Vice-President
Dixon Harvey, Treasurer
Paul Vartanian
Kevin Coleman
Elena Brim
Bill Ridgway
John Blondel
Carter Sednaoui
Phillip Weymouth
Joe Brock
Kathy Harris
Bruce Hubert
Christian Dietrich
Taylor Boswell

 

Fishers Island Recreational Path Foundation
P.O. Box 619
Fishers Island, NY 06390

Fishers Island Recreational Path Foundation
jmcgillian@sympartners.com

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