ICB Minutes September 15, 2020 w/Recording

P.O. Box 464, Fishers Island, NY 06390
Tel: 631-788-7990
Email: ficommunityboard@gmail.com

ICB September 2020 Meeting
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Zoom Meeting

Total Participants: 

NOTE: The Island Community Board has been hosting weekly Zoom video conference calls with the Fishers Island community each Tuesday night since March 30, focused on health issues and recommended protocols concerning the COVID-19 crisis. In preparation for and during the meetings, the ICB has worked with the Island Health Project (IHP) and many local organizations to help propel regular, updated island communications. On Friday of each week, a letter to the community from Dr. Ingram, along with advice and FAQ’s are posted to www.fishersisland.net and emailed to subscribers. Likewise, island organizations have been encouraged to post their own updates on the website, consistent with IHP/ICB protocols. The ICB will continue to work closely with IHP and all participating entities throughout the ongoing crisis to disseminate evolving Federal, State, and Local guidelines.

The ICB continues to meet monthly in a public forum with the community to review and discuss other Island priorities. Minutes are provided on these monthly ICB meetings, as usual.

ICB Representatives: Willard Soper (President), Candace Whitman (Vice President), Dicky Riegel (Treasurer – Seasonal), Meg Atkin (Year-Round), George DeMenil (Seasonal), among others

Staff: Nick Wilmerding (Secretary)

Reminder Disrespect for island environment, littering, irresponsibly built fires not tolerated. Access to public beaches is a privilege.

Water Treatment: expected upkeep and overhaul for water treatment on Fishers Island. Expect rate increase.

FI School: board will announce a plan to renovate and improve the Island School. Several public meetings leading up to, and including, 10/16.

Walsh Park Project: FI School is considering selling the Walsh Park property. There are no plans now; before any sale, there must be a referendum.

Clubs: small changes to services, fluid in response to COVID.

IHP two weekend outbreak: First outbreak, ~115 people quarantined; second, ~85. Roughly 45 tests done in the second weekend. Seems contained. 25 tests/day on island, more off-island. Reminder to choose one’s cohort judiciously and with reservation, social distance outside of our cohorts. New census and symptom tracker incoming. All will be identical, but it will more accurately serve the fall FINY population. IHP will be moving to winter hours. 

Questions and Reminders: If you have a COVID test order, be sure you schedule a test quickly.

Link to September 15, 2020 Meeting Recording: https://youtu.be/MhBFfte3JBA

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