the South Yaphank Civic Association  was founded by Johan McConnell in 2004 and has, in a relatively short period of time, addressed much of the area's concerns and has established itself as a professional, articulate and factual organization earning the respect and admiration of many in local and county government as well as of other civic and community organizations.

OUR mission  is to provide residents of Yaphank and Brookhaven hamlets with a forum to address issues of concern to our community. 
We advocate for residentsí input in all decisions affecting our community, to ensure the safety of our neighborhood, to enhance area property values as well as to encourage positive and strategic development of the area where appropriate and beneficial.

Our goal is to help to promote and preserve the historic community of Yaphank.
We work to
provide timely communication of important information and facts between community members, other civic organizations or agencies and the elected and appointed decision makers of Brookhaven Township and Suffolk County.

 

SYCA
South Yaphank
Civic Association
P.O. Box 375
Yaphank, NY 11980
syca01@gmail.com

Announcement
 
HOW WILL CARMANS RIVER ZONING
CHANGES AFFECT SOUTH YAPHANK?
 
 
Brookhaven officials last week rezoned over 870 parcels ó over 642 acres ó of privately held land in the hamlet of Brookhaven, restricting new development as part of their plan to preserve and manage the Carmans River and surrounding watershed.

As part of the rezoning, lands formerly zoned A1 Residential, or one-acre zoning, were converted to A2 Residential, which requires at least two acres of land to construct one house. Under the old A1 Residential zoning, which was first adopted about 20 years ago, landowners were allowed to build one house per acre of land. 

 

We will be receiving registered letters from the Town of Brookhaven explaining the rezoning.

THESE CHANGES SHOULD NOT AFFECT ANY EXISTING PROPERTIES OR ANY CURRENT USE OF THOSE PROPERTIES

 
The Town of Brookhaven has scheduled four hearings (4/30, 7/30, 9/24,11/25) relating to rezoning privately - owned properties in the Carmans River watershed, beginning at the mouth of the river and proceeding north.
 
(Click HERE for details) (Click HERE for map)

 
Wednesday
April 30th

BROOKHAVEN Town Board General Meeting
Carmans River Special Meeting
5:00 pm

Brookhaven Town Hall
Auditorium

 
JOB BOOT CAMP FOR 
BROOKHAVEN JOB HUNTERS
The Town of Brookhaven will host the third annual Job Boot Camp, a series of eight, high intensity training classes that will provide job hunters with the right tools for landing a job.

For more information, CLICK HERE
 
 
 
 
 
Town of Brookhaven
Great Brookhaven Clean Up
This year, individual volunteers and groups can once again join the 7th Annual Great Brookhaven Cleanup, part of the Great American Cleanupô, the nation's largest organized cleanup, beautification and community improvement program. 
 
Last year, over 2,500 Brookhaven volunteers joined 2.3 million people in more than 15,000 communities across America to pick up millions of tons of litter, renew parks, plant community gardens, beautify miles of roadway and clean up rivers, lakes, seashores and more...

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River plan runs deep

THE LONG ISLAND ADVANCE - OCTOBER 24, 2013 
BY PEGGY SPELLMAN HOEY

The much-anticipated Carmans River Conservation and Management Plan  was approved last week by Brookhaven  lawmakers, heralded by supporters as a  major step forward in improving the riverís future.  What does an approval really mean now that itís in place?  

Water quality, a key issue 
Brookhaven Town does not currently  have water quality standards for surface  water, but environmental planning staffers  have included in the plan a...

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