ENCA Membership Privileges

Membership Privileges and Benefits:
  • Strength in numbers
  • Representation of your views and concerns
  • Greater knowledge of community issues and activities
  • Voice in local government
  • Representation of your needs at town and county level
  • Leadership on programs/initiatives
  • Opposition to inappropriate and or exploitative development
  • Reciprocal support with other civic associations on mutual concerns
  • Increase property values
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ENCA Will:
  • Improve speed and parking enforcement on Routes 106 & 25a
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  • Maintain the STOP AVALON account and monitor any development of the site
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  • Keep an eye on our community and alert residents which may have an undesirable impact on the quality of life, such as down zoning and inappropriate land use
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  • Promote the welfare and vitality of East Norwich
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  • Help facilitate community block parties
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  • Collect affordable household membership dues in direct support of our projects
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  • Maintenance of EastNorwich.org website
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  • Assist in the Chelsea Estate Restoration
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  • Expand emergency preparedness and basic response techniques to citizens through Nassau CERT program
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  • Attempting to establish an East Norwich History Museum
  • Promote legislation for the protection of Long Island water and its aquifers

Goals:
  • Join hands before concerns become greater issues.
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  • Keep an eye on our community and alert residents of plans, which may have an undesirable impact on the quality of life, such as down zoning.
  • Collect affordable household membership dues, a direct support of our projects.
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  • Coordinate the activities of volunteers to help keep East Norwich alive and growing.

How the ENCA Has Been Instrumental since 1960:
  • Preventing a cloverleaf intersection in the town center, where Route 25A meets Route 106.
  • Opposing the bridge across the Long Island Sound from Oyster Bay to Rye
  • Defeating a proposed fast-food drive-in on Route 106, near the East Norwich Inn
  • Halting sand mining operations at Goat Hill and Sagamore Farms, just north of the Vernon Intermediate School
  • Reducing the density of housing units and Norwich Gate by 25 percent
  • Preventing the installation of a cellular tower at Goat Hill
  • Preventing the sale of Nassau County property on Route 25A near the Black Walnut area without notification of residents and plan proposal review
  • Defending zoning laws
  • Participated in the 300th Anniversary Celebration of East Norwich at the Chelsea Center
  • Participation to the Boys and Girls Club