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Protecting Water Mill's Rural and Historic Character

The Water Mill CAC meets once a month to discuss matters relevant to our hamlet as well as larger projects that have an impact on our community as a whole.  Members participate in all public hearings relating to the many significant developments in our Hamlet as these projects impact the future of Water Mill. You are welcome to attend our monthly meetings and give your input. Stay tuned ---- stay engaged.

 

Mill Pond Remediation

2017 Update: No further remediation has been taken on the Pond since 2013, when the first application of a product called Phoslock was applied to Mill Pond in an attempt to control the blue green algal blooms.  The community, along with the Town Trustees and Town Board, opted to hold off on a second treatment the following year because the product did not perform as expected. 

The CAC and residents living around Mill Pond continue to research different treatments that are being tested all around the country.  We inform the residents about the importance of planting buffers, reducing the use of fertilizers and chemicals, upgrading or replacing septic systems and containment of storm water run off.

 

Deerfield Road Storm Water Abatement Project

2017 Update:  The Town is still working on an adequate plan.

Phase 1 of a storm water abatement plan was implemented a few years ago. The plan consolidated the existing three piped outfalls to one, included additional infiltration, leaching pools, formalized the existing swale on the west side of the outfall and reestablished some wetland areas. Phase 1 did not work as expected and is being readdressed and redesigned. Because of the unusual topography of Deerfield Road, it is proving difficult to create a plan that will effectively control the 3 to 4 inch rainfall that has increasingly become the norm.
 

Flying Point Development

2017 Update:  The property at the Southeast corner of the intersection of County Road 39 and Flying Point Road is now being developed “as of right”, which complies with all applicable zoning regulations and does not require any discretionary action (special permit or variance).

 

Water Mill Townhouses - Residential Planned Development District

2017 Update:  The property at the Southeast corner of the intersection of County Road 39 and Flying Point Road is now being developed “as of right”, which complies with all applicable zoning regulations and does not require any discretionary action (special permit or variance).

Road Safety on Water Mill back roads

The CAC continues to meet with Town Board members and Tom Neely, Traffic Safety Director, to discuss safety issues on the back roads. We regularly ask the Town to install speed monitors along the back roads and increase police presence. There is discussion about a 3 way stop at the intersection of Head of Pond Road and Lower Seven Ponds Road (similar to the one located at the intersection of Head of Pond and Deerfield Road). As highway traffic continues to grow on the back roads, the need for additional stop signs and road configurations grows. 

Code Violations – Chronic Problem

The CAC regularly reports code violations to the Town brought to our attention by residents relating to illegal business uses, group houses, signs and other infractions.  We encourage residents to report code violations and lack of code enforcement to info@ourwatermill.org

 

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