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Pavilion at Ho-Hum to get moved

Linda Leuzzi
Posted 7/8/21

It’s in the water most of the time. So Bellport Village is working with two movers to bring the pavilion at Ho-Hum Beach 100 to 150 yards north of where it is now.

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Pavilion at Ho-Hum to get moved

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It’s in the water most of the time. So Bellport Village is working with two movers to bring the pavilion at Ho-Hum Beach 100 to 150 yards north of where it is now.

The latest version of the pavilion was completed in July 2015, said village clerk John Kocay.

“Around 1983, the village received money to build it,” said mayor Ray Fell. “We worked with the industrial arts teacher at Bellport High School who put together a crew.”

That was before the current stringent building codes.

“It had weathered many storms, but Superstorm Sandy did it in,” Fell said.

“We couldn’t find a stick,” Kocay emphasized of the storm that walloped many structures in the area in 2012.

It took the village 18 months to be reimbursed for the current $3.1 million pavilion, which gets besieged during high tide.

Village clerk John Kocay said the pavilion remains a priority for funding and a contractor search. “The piping plover season remains in effect until after Labor Day,” he said. “In addition, there are other restrictions until Nov. 1.”

Community Center improvements start after kids’ camp

Bids have come back for the approved $187,500 State and Municipal Facilities Program (SAM)/NYS Dormitory Authority Funding grant, obtained under former Sen. Monica Martinez’s watch last year. So main and stage floors, new ceiling, bathroom enlargement, HVAC upgrade and air conditioning in the basement will be tackled. “They’ll be addressed after our summer kids’ camp is over,” Fell said.

Wave attenuator grant

A $3 million wave attenuator grant has been applied for; the attenuator is slated to be placed off the Rock Dock. In addition, a wave screen will be constructed to further protect the marina basin.

Fell said the board was excited to have Maureen Veitch as its newest board member; Veitch replaces Joe Gagliano, who died this spring. Veitch is finishing Gagliano’s term. “I think she’ll be an asset to the board,” Fell said. “She ran for the right reasons.”

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