The results of recent elections provide the new legislator for Suffolk County’s 18th District with the opportunity to appoint her own representative to the Board, LI-DOG President Ginny Munger Kahn said in stepping down from the Board. Moreover, it is clear that people who live around the park are looking for Board members who are closely tied to the neighborhood. In stepping down, Ginny said she was confident dog owners at Coindre Hall will find another good representative for the Board. For more information, go to LI-DOG Prez Steps Down from Coindre Hall Advisory Board.
LI-DOG President Ginny Munger Kahn has ended her service on the Coindre Hall Advisory Board. The Board was created last year to provide recommendations to the Suffolk County Legislature for revitalizing Coindre Hall, a 30-acre Suffolk County Park and former Gold Coast estate that faces onto Huntington Harbor.
Ginny said she was glad to serve on the Board, given the important role the park has played in the lives of many Suffolk County and Huntington dog owners as well as the need to make sure the interests of dog owners at the park were represented on the Board.
However, given the results of the recent elections in which a new legislator for the 18th District will take office in January, Ginny resigned in order to provide the incoming legislator with the opportunity to appoint her own representatives.
At the same time, Ginny noted that based on comments made by the public at recent meetings and in communications to her and others, it is clear that people are looking for Board members who are closely tied to the neighboring community. While Ginny remains a Huntington resident, she moved from the neighborhood a while ago and now frequents other Suffolk County parks with her dogs. She noted in her letter of resignation that she is confident dog owners at Coindre Hall will find another good representative for the Board.
The Coindre Hall Advisory Board is charged with providing recommendations to the Suffolk County Legislature for revitalizing Suffolk County’s unique and beautiful Coindre Hall park. The park, a former Gold Coast estate located in Huntington, has long attracted dog owners, but it has fallen into disrepair over the last 10 years. The County has allocated $1.5 million to refurbish the park, but it will need additional financial resources and creative ideas. For more information about the Board’s work, its members and meetings, go to LI-DOG Named to Coindre Hall Advisory Board.
Board Charged with Revitalizing Unique and Beautiful Suffolk Park
LI-DOG is pleased to announce that it has been named to a new Coindre Hall Advisory Board. The Board is charged with providing recommendations to the Suffolk County Legislature for revitalizing this unique and beautiful Suffolk County Park. The park, a former Gold Coast estate in Huntington with rolling hills that provide views of Huntington Harbor, has long attracted people with dogs. Over the last 10 years, however, the park has fallen into disrepair as a result of Suffolk County’s serious financial problems.
The County has now allocated $1.5 million out of its Capital budget to refurbish the park beginning with the seawall and the boathouse, but the park needs additional financial resources and creative ideas for revitalizing the property.
LI-DOG, which has a long history of advocating for dog owners at Coindre Hall, is pleased to have been asked to serve on the Board by Suffolk Leg. William Spencer, along with others who have a stake in the park including neighbors, boaters, baymen, environmentalists, community organizers, the Town of Huntington, and the Suffolk Parks and Public Works departments.
A webpage has been set up for the Coindre Hall Advisory Board on the Suffolk County Legislature’s website. For updates on the Board’s work including information on upcoming meeting dates, agendas, and the minutes of past meetings plus links to resolutions establishing the board and brief biographies on the members of the Board, go to Coindre Hall Advisory Board. An email link is being created to take suggestions from the public about revitalizing the park.
In the meantime, dog owners who frequent Coindre Hall should feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with suggestions that will help LI-DOG contribute to the Board’s work.