The Sandy Point Neighborhood Association is seeking additional members as it makes preparations towards becoming a non-profit organization (501(c)(3)) over the coming months. Interested parties should attend the Association’s upcoming Annual/Organizational Meeting on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 3 p.m., in the Elks Lodge (lower level), 265 Main St., to learn more and to join the effort.
The Sandy Point neighborhood boundaries encompass all homes, apartments , condos and businesses located in the area bounded by Beach Street on the south, Brown Street on the north, Washington Avenue on the west, and First Avenue on the east, in West Haven.
The Neighborhood Association was formed a year ago, and since that time, it has held numerous cleanups throughout the area; has worked as a neighborhood advocate on significant neighborhood projects like the Beach Street Road Elevation project and the proposed spending of city grants on major park improvements; has planned several social functions; and has begun to work on reducing speeding in the area and trying to eliminate illegal dumping.
The Association has also taken a lead role as a steward for the Sandy Point Bird Sanctuary.
“The Bird Sanctuary is a focal point for our neighborhood, and we take great pride in protecting the ecology of this unique environmental area”, commented Association President Michelle Coletti.
The Association was initially formed to build networks of volunteers to improve communications and the quality of life in this neighborhood. Interested residents, property owners and businesses are welcome to join – or learn more about the Association’s mission – by visiting the Association’s website, www.SandyPointNeighbors.org.