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Civic Group Presents Possible Land Use For Bavarian Inn

Nesconset-Sachem Civic Association joined by Suffolk Legislator Kennedy to discuss land possibilities.

Local leaders and interested parties were treated to a presentation tonight from the Nesconset-Sachem Civic Association and the Commerdinger Group that mapped out some ideas to join the parks surrounding Lake Ronkonkoma.

The presentation spelled out some of the current and future improvements being made to the historic Commerdinger house located in the W.S. Commerdinger Jr County Park. 

Transitioning to Suffolk County Leg. John M. Kennedy, the conversation centered on how best to use the land currently occupied by the shuttered Bavarian Inn. According to Kennedy, the owner and the lender for the property are $300,000 in arrears on back taxes and have missed the February 19 deadline to make good on payment. 

Kennedy said they have received a letter from the Bavarian camp stating their desire to pay the back debt, but the county intends on rejecting the application and taking control of the property.

Some of the ideas discussed at tonight's meeting at the Nesconset Public Library was:

  • Rebuilding the fishing pier destroyed by a storm
  • Instituting a kayac/canoeing station
  • Installing a band shell for outdoor classical music programs
  • Building a premenade or boardwalk along the shore of the lake.

The association adjourned the meeting by asking for the community's input on what they would like to see happen to the land. They also discussed placing a single group as a spearheading liason going forward. 

Marianne Cruz February 26, 2013 at 03:16 PM
Great idea! The boardwalk could include restaurants as well
11779 February 26, 2013 at 04:00 PM
I hope so that area needs a lot more than a boardwalk and restaurants...
ptamomof3 February 26, 2013 at 07:35 PM
Wonderful ideas! I'd love a boardwalk or fishing pier. Something family friendly for the neighborhood
Debbie February 27, 2013 at 12:29 AM
The lake has such great possibilities! I think there should be a walking path around the whole lake! With rest areas bridge across the lake .. But it sounds like finally something is being done.
lara buscatelli February 27, 2013 at 12:40 AM
Excellent ideas and rowboats too.
Don Richards February 27, 2013 at 11:59 AM
I have thought about it for years. Possibilities for a 'family friendly' atmosphere are endless providing the planning is done with private not government investment

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