Annual Business Meeting and Cocktail Party Recap

Dear Neighbors,

On June 14, 2019, we held our Annual OFS Business Meeting and Cocktail Party at the Setauket Neighborhood House. The meeting was attended by 60 residents, and marked the 90th anniversary of our historic neighborhood.

The most significant outcome of the meeting was the raise of our annual dues to $100/per household. This change was approved almost unanimously, with the intention of providing the OFS Board with more financial flexibility to cover the costs of maintaining the OFS common areas and the social features of our community.  

The other main topic of discussion was the extensive tree clearing that occurred on two recently purchased properties. Many of our neighbors were understandably upset about these breaches to the covenants. The Board has agreed to reach out to new homeowners and realtors that represent OFS properties to provide them with a copy of our covenants and communicate the features that make OFS such a special place to live. 

Two additional concerns expressed by our neighbors were: 1) Mailboxes are not clearly marked with home addresses, making it difficult for emergency personnel to find houses and 2) Cars are speeding on our streets, leading to an unsafe environment for all.

In happy news, it was reported that the three previous OFS clean-up efforts were well-attended and greatly improved the appearance of the major “islands.” Furthermore, the raised bed brick project at the OFS entrance on Mount Grey Road and Highwood Road has gotten tremendous support from our neighbors, and will be completed in the next few weeks. 

The art show held at the annual meeting, entitled “Loving the place we call home,” received nine wonderfully creative entries from OFS residents. After a vote, four winning pieces were chosen to be featured in the next edition of the OFS Directory.

Finally, it was announced that Dale Hodges (Hospitality Co-Chair), Susan Tyson (Social Chair) and Christina Maffia (VP) are stepping down from the OFS Board, after a number of years of dedicated service. The residents elected to fill the newly open board positions are Stephen DelGiorno (VP), Teri Viteritti (Social Chair), and Suja Gurunathan (Communications Co-Chair). 

We thank everyone for contributing to our wonderful community and look forward to seeing everyone at the next OFS gathering!

Invitation to attend the next OFSPOA Board meeting

The Old Field South Property Owners Association will be holding its monthly meeting on Monday, April 3, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  All OFSPO community members in good standing are invited to attend for the first hour of the meeting.  If you would like join us, please RSVP to no later than Friday, March 31st.  A confirmation email will be sent with location details.  The meeting’s venue will depend on the response received from the community as we would like to accommodate all.

The agenda will be based on the 2017 plans and goals of the Board’s Social, Beautification, and Hospitality Committees.

We hope to see you there.  Your voice is important to the OFS community!  We also still have spots open on the Board’s nomination roster.  Please let us know if you are interested in serving on the Board in any of these capacities.

New Board Member

Greetings neighbors —

We are pleased to announce that Grace Caden has graciously accepted the position of OFSPOA Treasurer, replacing Lorraine Mandel who has stepped down after many years of outstanding service to our community.  Please join us in thanking Lorraine and welcoming Grace!  We are indeed fortunate live in a place where residents so readily offer their time and talents to help make Old Field South the wonderful place it is.