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Since: Apr 09

Center Moriches, NY

#1 Jun 12, 2012
CODE ENFORCEMENT: Favoritism or Incompetence?
I have always been an advocate of reducing the Code-Enforcement department from 12 part timers, who in my humble opinion do very little to justify such a force, to about 2 officers. Let me relate the following incident to you and you can determine if we have a code department that turns a blind eye to Village supporters or are they just incompetent? You decide.
Over Memorial Day weekend it seems that an unlicensed group of workers started remodeling and building additions to a dock on Pattersquash Creek that is in front of Rhonda & Clem Dewitt’s home. The dock is on land that belongs to the Mastic Beach Property Owner’s Association (MBPOA). The MBPOA did not approve this construction to be done on their dock. Now keep in mind, the Dewitts used to rent this dock but haven't for the last two years. Also keep in mind Mrs. Dewitt is one of three founding members of the Pattersquash Creek Civic Association (PCCA) and was the primary group responsible for the formation of our Village.
Witnesses have seen two extension cords coming from 480 Riviera Drive to the job-site. On the surface of things it would appear that the Dewitt’s had something to do with the contractors and the work done on the dock, which we remind you, does not belong to them. The work was done in violation of not only Village law, but also NYSDEC law. The construction was performed in open sight with no attempt made to conceal the actions of the workers. But this isn’t about the Dewitt’s and whatever possessed them to build a structure upon someone else's land (if they are in fact responsible) its about Village Code-Enforcement.


This project first came to the Crier's attention end of day Friday, May 25th and we didn't call the village because Code-Enforcement patrols the waterfront several times a day and we assumed the illegal construction would be halted by the next day. On the morning of Memorial Day Sunday (May 27), two of my friends were working on their boat and had it out in Pattersquash Creek for testing and noticed the illegal construction. Around 2pm they were drifting back and forth in front of the aforementioned dock, watching in befuddled amusement the illegal construction when the copper colored Code-Enforcement car, with VMB logo affixed, not only drove by the job-site but drove over the extension cords that were strung across the road! And didn’t STOP!!!!

Since: Apr 09

Center Moriches, NY

#2 Jun 12, 2012
Is it possible that the Deputy Mayor, who is the Commissioner Of Highways, could have not had this reported to him, or not have seen it himself?
Is it possible that Frank Fugarino, the president of the PCCA who lives two doors down from the construction site, could have missed this illegal non-permitted construction? It is possible, but not probable. If it was me doing the construction you better believe Frank would have been down on me faster than an osprey on a bluefish.
Or could it possibly be that one, or two, of our Village officials 'discreetly' instructed the 'Codies' to “look the other way”? After all, these are their friends doing all this illegal stuff and the Village wouldn’t be here without them. Don’t the powers that be owe them a measure of thanks and gratitude? Nahhhh. No way our government would ever do such a thing. Put that thought out of your mind.
Well, I don’t know if it was 'collusion' or 'incompetence' that resulted in the Code-Enforcement department missing this egregious offense. But I think that the 'Codies' should have asked to see the building permits, and when they couldn't be produced, construction crew should have gotten a 'Village Stop Work Order' immediately. What do you think?

Since: Apr 09

Center Moriches, NY

#3 Jun 12, 2012
This is a copy and paste from the Crier. So dont bite my head off if you dont believe it. or if you know the reality of it. Write a comment
Saw it and its true

Mastic Beach, NY

#4 Jun 12, 2012
Saw it myself. They actually dug and placed cement footings in the wetlands. This is what you get when you hire a deck contractor to instal a dock. And yes, where was the permit?
BUT, as long as they are friends of the 'vision team', they should get special favors. I mean, they are Gary's friends and contributors.
Brady

Shirley, NY

#5 Jun 13, 2012
This may put Rhonda's chances to run for trustee in drydock....pun intended.
Former MBPOA

Saint James, NY

#6 Jun 13, 2012
Beach Man wrote:
CODE ENFORCEMENT: Favoritism or Incompetence?
I have always been an advocate of reducing the Code-Enforcement department from 12 part timers, who in my humble opinion do very little to justify such a force, to about 2 officers. Let me relate the following incident to you and you can determine if we have a code department that turns a blind eye to Village supporters or are they just incompetent? You decide.
Over Memorial Day weekend it seems that an unlicensed group of workers started remodeling and building additions to a dock on Pattersquash Creek that is in front of Rhonda & Clem Dewitt’s home. The dock is on land that belongs to the Mastic Beach Property Owner’s Association (MBPOA). The MBPOA did not approve this construction to be done on their dock. Now keep in mind, the Dewitts used to rent this dock but haven't for the last two years. Also keep in mind Mrs. Dewitt is one of three founding members of the Pattersquash Creek Civic Association (PCCA) and was the primary group responsible for the formation of our Village.
Witnesses have seen two extension cords coming from 480 Riviera Drive to the job-site. On the surface of things it would appear that the Dewitt’s had something to do with the contractors and the work done on the dock, which we remind you, does not belong to them. The work was done in violation of not only Village law, but also NYSDEC law. The construction was performed in open sight with no attempt made to conceal the actions of the workers. But this isn’t about the Dewitt’s and whatever possessed them to build a structure upon someone else's land (if they are in fact responsible) its about Village Code-Enforcement.
This project first came to the Crier's attention end of day Friday, May 25th and we didn't call the village because Code-Enforcement patrols the waterfront several times a day and we assumed the illegal construction would be halted by the next day. On the morning of Memorial Day Sunday (May 27), two of my friends were working on their boat and had it out in Pattersquash Creek for testing and noticed the illegal construction. Around 2pm they were drifting back and forth in front of the aforementioned dock, watching in befuddled amusement the illegal construction when the copper colored Code-Enforcement car, with VMB logo affixed, not only drove by the job-site but drove over the extension cords that were strung across the road! And didn’t STOP!!!!
Just to point out some mis information.....Rhonda had nothng to do with the formation of the village. She was too stupid to do anything. Second, if you went to non part timers then there would be benifits to be paid Frank C. Talk to your wife now she is a trustee since you couldnt win. Deny this is you , you ahve admitted to people that this is you grow some balls if your gonna shoot your mouth off.
Former MBPOA

Saint James, NY

#7 Jun 13, 2012
Beach Man wrote:
Is it possible that the Deputy Mayor, who is the Commissioner Of Highways, could have not had this reported to him, or not have seen it himself?
Is it possible that Frank Fugarino, the president of the PCCA who lives two doors down from the construction site, could have missed this illegal non-permitted construction? It is possible, but not probable. If it was me doing the construction you better believe Frank would have been down on me faster than an osprey on a bluefish.
Or could it possibly be that one, or two, of our Village officials 'discreetly' instructed the 'Codies' to “look the other way”? After all, these are their friends doing all this illegal stuff and the Village wouldn’t be here without them. Don’t the powers that be owe them a measure of thanks and gratitude? Nahhhh. No way our government would ever do such a thing. Put that thought out of your mind.
Well, I don’t know if it was 'collusion' or 'incompetence' that resulted in the Code-Enforcement department missing this egregious offense. But I think that the 'Codies' should have asked to see the building permits, and when they couldn't be produced, construction crew should have gotten a 'Village Stop Work Order' immediately. What do you think?
I agree construction should have bene halted and fined. But again, the Dewitts are not friends of the village.. That I know. Rhonda made more then her share of problems Frank. Frank F. is not getting any special treatment either, in fact they wish he would just fade away like a fart in the wind..
Former MBPOA

Saint James, NY

#8 Jun 13, 2012
Brady wrote:
This may put Rhonda's chances to run for trustee in drydock....pun intended.
LOL....I heard she wants to run for mayor...But we know the whole plan is for liar thief Scumboner to run.Thats why they have been doing the misiformation smear campaign...then this town will head further down the toilet

Since: Dec 07

Mastic Beach N.Y.

#9 Jun 13, 2012
Beach Man wrote:
CODE ENFORCEMENT: Favoritism or Incompetence?
I have always been an advocate of reducing the Code-Enforcement department from 12 part timers, who in my humble opinion do very little to justify such a force, to about 2 officers. Let me relate the following incident to you and you can determine if we have a code department that turns a blind eye to Village supporters or are they just incompetent? You decide.
Over Memorial Day weekend it seems that an unlicensed group of workers started remodeling and building additions to a dock on Pattersquash Creek that is in front of Rhonda & Clem Dewitt’s home. The dock is on land that belongs to the Mastic Beach Property Owner’s Association (MBPOA). The MBPOA did not approve this construction to be done on their dock. Now keep in mind, the Dewitts used to rent this dock but haven't for the last two years. Also keep in mind Mrs. Dewitt is one of three founding members of the Pattersquash Creek Civic Association (PCCA) and was the primary group responsible for the formation of our Village.
Witnesses have seen two extension cords coming from 480 Riviera Drive to the job-site. On the surface of things it would appear that the Dewitt’s had something to do with the contractors and the work done on the dock, which we remind you, does not belong to them. The work was done in violation of not only Village law, but also NYSDEC law. The construction was performed in open sight with no attempt made to conceal the actions of the workers. But this isn’t about the Dewitt’s and whatever possessed them to build a structure upon someone else's land (if they are in fact responsible) its about Village Code-Enforcement.
This project first came to the Crier's attention end of day Friday, May 25th and we didn't call the village because Code-Enforcement patrols the waterfront several times a day and we assumed the illegal construction would be halted by the next day. On the morning of Memorial Day Sunday (May 27), two of my friends were working on their boat and had it out in Pattersquash Creek for testing and noticed the illegal construction. Around 2pm they were drifting back and forth in front of the aforementioned dock, watching in befuddled amusement the illegal construction when the copper colored Code-Enforcement car, with VMB logo affixed, not only drove by the job-site but drove over the extension cords that were strung across the road! And didn’t STOP!!!!
A few questions, Beach man,
Who currently rents the dock (if anyone)?
Did anyone (including MBPOA) file a complaint ?

sounds to me like this is a tresspassing issue on the surface (the way you descibe it)MBPOA should have filed a complaint with the SCPD-Why didnt they? Or are they losing control of their 'sound management' of the waterfront? If I were the landowner and some random person started building stuff on my property w/o my permission, I would promptly
1- call the cops,and
2- tear the thing down and recoup my costs from the perps

IMHO this is not a reflection of the competence of code enforcement and is yet another false reason to call for the gutting of our code enforcement force. If anyone in this scenario should have been cited, it should have been the MBPOA-after all,it is their responsibility-correct? Thanks

Since: Dec 07

Mastic Beach N.Y.

#11 Jun 13, 2012
Maybe they are busy with other stuff,but hopefully this discussion will help initiate an investigation and if its found that things have not been done properly, the owner of the property should be found to be in violation. I agree!

Since: Mar 12

Mastic Beach

#12 Jun 13, 2012
Former MBPOA wrote:
<quoted text>LOL....I heard she wants to run for mayor...But we know the whole plan is for liar thief Scumboner to run.Thats why they have been doing the misiformation smear campaign...then this town will head further down the toilet
I do believe you're the one that should get you're information accurate before you shoot off your mouth. Although Bob may support people who run for Village office, due to serious chronic health issues.....he WILL NEVER run himself b/c people like you make it too stressful & unbearable w all your lies & attacks.....
I may be young....but even I can see through a blatant character attacking LIES. I've known Bob since my birth & I will defend his character b/c He doesn't deserve what you people do to him. Take your own advice....grow some balls & saw this garbage to his face & not on a forum he doesn't frequent or behind his back to your cronies.....
Former MBPOA

Saint James, NY

#13 Jun 13, 2012
MB Lifer - Anti_Village wrote:
<quoted text>
I do believe you're the one that should get you're information accurate before you shoot off your mouth. Although Bob may support people who run for Village office, due to serious chronic health issues.....he WILL NEVER run himself b/c people like you make it too stressful & unbearable w all your lies & attacks.....
I may be young....but even I can see through a blatant character attacking LIES. I've known Bob since my birth & I will defend his character b/c He doesn't deserve what you people do to him. Take your own advice....grow some balls & saw this garbage to his face & not on a forum he doesn't frequent or behind his back to your cronies.....
I have said it and contiue to say it to his face. He is a liar and thief. I proved it and he attacked me through his dishonest friends...Scumboner is one of teh biggest pieces of shit Mastic Beach has in it. I'd rather deal with gangs and drug dealers then Scumboner, thats how bad he really is..

Since: Apr 09

Center Moriches, NY

#14 Jun 13, 2012
Former MBPOA wrote:
<quoted text>
Just to point out some mis information.....Rhonda had nothng to do with the formation of the village. She was too stupid to do anything. Second, if you went to non part timers then there would be benifits to be paid Frank C. Talk to your wife now she is a trustee since you couldnt win. Deny this is you , you ahve admitted to people that this is you grow some balls if your gonna shoot your mouth off.
Im confused. Is this directed at me?

Since: Apr 09

Center Moriches, NY

#15 Jun 13, 2012
whoopsing wrote:
<quoted text>A few questions, Beach man,
Who currently rents the dock (if anyone)?
Did anyone (including MBPOA) file a complaint ?
sounds to me like this is a tresspassing issue on the surface (the way you descibe it)MBPOA should have filed a complaint with the SCPD-Why didnt they? Or are they losing control of their 'sound management' of the waterfront? If I were the landowner and some random person started building stuff on my property w/o my permission, I would promptly
1- call the cops,and
2- tear the thing down and recoup my costs from the perps
IMHO this is not a reflection of the competence of code enforcement and is yet another false reason to call for the gutting of our code enforcement force. If anyone in this scenario should have been cited, it should have been the MBPOA-after all,it is their responsibility-correct? Thanks
I guess you missed the part of I copy and paste. I dont answer questions on what the author wrote. find out for yourself.
Ya old Nutter coote

Mastic Beach, NY

#16 Jun 13, 2012
Former MBPOA wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL....I heard she wants to run for mayor...But we know the whole plan is for liar thief Scumboner to run.Thats why they have been doing the misiformation smear campaign...then this town will head further down the toilet
See! You calling someone a "nut job" is very ironic.
Ya old Nutter coote

Mastic Beach, NY

#17 Jun 13, 2012
whoopsing wrote:
<quoted text>A few questions, Beach man,
Who currently rents the dock (if anyone)?
Did anyone (including MBPOA) file a complaint ?

OH YEAH! BIG TIME!!

sounds to me like this is a tresspassing issue on the surface (the way you descibe it)MBPOA should have filed a complaint with the SCPD-Why didnt they? Or are they losing control of their 'sound management' of the waterfront? If I were the landowner and some random person started building stuff on my property w/o my permission, I would promptly
1- call the cops,and
2- tear the thing down and recoup my costs from the perps
IMHO this is not a reflection of the competence of code enforcement and is yet another false reason to call for the gutting of our code enforcement force. If anyone in this scenario should have been cited, it should have been the MBPOA-after all,it is their responsibility-correct? Thanks
This IS a job for code enforcement! ANY construction has to be approved from the village now. Did you just get here? There was NO PERMIT! So code enforcement should have stopped construction. Why didn't they? Because of favors and ties to "The Vision Team"!!
ha ha ha

Mastic, NY

#18 Jun 13, 2012
Saw it and its true wrote:
Saw it myself. They actually dug and placed cement footings in the wetlands. This is what you get when you hire a deck contractor to instal a dock. And yes, where was the permit?
BUT, as long as they are friends of the 'vision team', they should get special favors. I mean, they are Gary's friends and contributors.
how could someone who does not own or rent the aforementioned dock get a permit to do construction? this person neither owns nor rents this dock. it is not just illegal construction, it is trespassing and vandalism. the person who paid the builder should be arrested and charged with these things.
ha ha ha

Mastic, NY

#19 Jun 13, 2012
whoopsing wrote:
<quoted text>A few questions, Beach man,
Who currently rents the dock (if anyone)?
Did anyone (including MBPOA) file a complaint ?
sounds to me like this is a tresspassing issue on the surface (the way you descibe it)MBPOA should have filed a complaint with the SCPD-Why didnt they? Or are they losing control of their 'sound management' of the waterfront? If I were the landowner and some random person started building stuff on my property w/o my permission, I would promptly
1- call the cops,and
2- tear the thing down and recoup my costs from the perps
IMHO this is not a reflection of the competence of code enforcement and is yet another false reason to call for the gutting of our code enforcement force. If anyone in this scenario should have been cited, it should have been the MBPOA-after all,it is their responsibility-correct? Thanks
both the police and the dec were called. the dec visited the site and fines are forthcoming. how is it losing control of the waterfront if someone TRESPASSES and VANDALIZES your property?
ha ha ha

Mastic, NY

#20 Jun 13, 2012
whoopsing wrote:
<quoted text>A few questions, Beach man,
Who currently rents the dock (if anyone)?
Did anyone (including MBPOA) file a complaint ?
sounds to me like this is a tresspassing issue on the surface (the way you descibe it)MBPOA should have filed a complaint with the SCPD-Why didnt they? Or are they losing control of their 'sound management' of the waterfront? If I were the landowner and some random person started building stuff on my property w/o my permission, I would promptly
1- call the cops,and
2- tear the thing down and recoup my costs from the perps
IMHO this is not a reflection of the competence of code enforcement and is yet another false reason to call for the gutting of our code enforcement force. If anyone in this scenario should have been cited, it should have been the MBPOA-after all,it is their responsibility-correct? Thanks
one other thing MBPOA is not a government. they are a civic assosication. why should THEY have been cited? i thought that code enforcement was supposed to give people fines for not following codes. if they don't even do that, then what good are they? how many new vehicles does it take to give a ticket?(you dont have to answer, it was a rhetorical question....dont stress over the big words, someone can explain them to you)
ha ha ha

Mastic, NY

#21 Jun 13, 2012
hand slipped i know its association

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