Lake Ronkonkoma Civic Organization

Next Civic Meeting

Our next meeting is on Thursday, April 18th, 7:00 PM at the Sachem Public Library, 150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook

Our guest speaker is Rich DeBragga from the Town of Brookhaven Assessors office. He will be discussing available exemptions and the assessment grievance process.

Meetings are open to all residents of Lake Ronkonkoma, Farmingville and Holbrook.
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Recycling Info

As you know, our February general membership meeting featured a discussion on recycling changes in the Town of Brookhaven.   Waste Management Commissioner Chris Andrade shared an informative presentation on why the town was forced to change how and what it recycles.  We will continue to share information with our members on the town's recycling program.

As a follow up to the meeting, the Commissioner clarified that the following items ARE recyclable:
Paper / Fiber

Copy Paper
Colored Inserts
Cardboard corrugated and non-corrugated INCLUDING cereal boxes.

Plastic / Metal
Tin Cans
Aluminum Cans
Steel Cans
Plastic # 1 (Soda bottles, water bottles)
Plastic # 2  (milk jugs, laundry detergent, bleach)
So if items are not on these lists, don't put them out on Wednesdays as they will contaminate the recycling stream.  And a reminder, tomorrow, Wednesday is PAPER recycling day!

2019 Membership Drive!

If you are not a dues-paying member or have let your membership lapse, please join us! 
You can be an active, involved member.  Or just stay up-to-date & informed about the future planning of our community.  Your choice, but please support us.  We are an all-volunteer organization and operate on a shoestring budget.  But we do need your dues to pay for operational expenses (printing, mailing, insurance, website, etc.) 

Some of the work and achievements of the Lake Ronkonkoma Civic Organization as we mark our 16th anniversary in 2019:
- Had the county design Portion Road the way the community wanted.
- Worked with the town to redesign and beautify Michael Murphy Beach.
- Protect the lake as representatives on the Suffolk County Lake Advisory Board, working with state, county and town governments.
- Coordinated the purchase and beautification of Arrowhead Park at Church Street and Pond Road.
- Worked with Brookhaven Town and Tritec to properly develop the area around the railroad station.
- Created a Land Use Plan using community input for the area along Portion Road to revitalize our downtown, increase business, and make our town more attractive. Dunkin Donuts, Wendy’s, Ralph’s Ices, Bolla Market, Burger King and IHOP are examples where the civic’s input resulted in more attractive & functional establishments.
- Sponsor a Summer Concert Program at Raynor Park.
- Helped organize Neighborhood Watches.
- Regularly meet with developers to work on making their site plans fit the desires of the community.
- Sponsored a Junior Civic Club at Samoset Middle School.
- Host a monthly litter cleanup of Portion Road.
- Provide a forum for local government representatives to talk to our members.
- Appear at Town, Planning, and Zoning Board hearings to speak for the community.

If you appreciate the past and current work of the Lake Ronkonkoma Civic Organization, please become a member and join us!
You can join online using Paypal or print off a membership form to mail in right here from our website. 

2019 Brookhaven Town Road Survey

As many of you know, the Lake Ronkonkoma Civic Organization has advocated for our community’s streets & roads to be maintained and improved appropriately.  We have spent a great deal of time exploring how the town determines which roads will be paved and how paving dollars are allocated by hamlet and by council district within the Town of Brookhaven. 

In 2015, we asked the community for input on problem streets that needed some kind of paving work.  We submitted that list to the town.  Only a handful have been addressed since then.  As such, we are asking you all to “nominate” local streets again; it is clear that some communities in Brookhaven are getting many more paving projects than our hamlets. 

So, please let us know as quickly as possible of any streets that you feel are in need of paving work; please send pictures if possible.  The civic will compile a list of problem roads and forward on to the town councilmen who represent our area.  Please forward this information to the civic at its general e-mail address: Thank you and please feel free to share this with neighbors.

New Displays at the LRHS Museum

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Brookhaven Resident Parking Stickers for Town Facilities

The Town of Brookhaven Resident Parking Stickers are now available for purchase.  Click here for more information:
The price of the sticker is $15.00 for the season. Daily and weekly fees available.
If purchased prior to Saturday, May 25th, the sticker cost is $10.00. 
Seniors, Handicapped Residents and Veterans
The price for a senior citizen (60+), handicapped resident or veteran is $5.00. Handicapped residents must present their BLUE permanent placard, not the RED temporary placard. Learn more about parking permits for persons with disabilities
Disabled Veterans
Disabled veterans that are Brookhaven residents will receive a free sticker (must show United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued identification card stating “Service Connected” disability).

Click here for more info and to find out where you can obtain a sticker:

Parking Sticker Information

Cyber Safety and Security Seminar

On Monday, February 4, 2019, the Suffolk County Police Department will present to the Middle Country Central School District their “Cyber Safety and Security Seminar”.

The presentation /lecture will assist both parents and students in identifying the risks involved with their online activities and will provide information about current laws and consequences offenders may face.

The program begins at 7:00 pm sharp in the auditorium of Newfield High School which is located at 145 Marshall Drive in Selden.


Lake Ronkonkoma Advisory Board Meetings



Wednesday, February 20th

Wednesday, April 10th

Wednesday, June 5th

Wednesday, August 7th

Wednesday, October 9th

Wednesday, December 11th

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: William H. Rogers Legislature Building (Bldg. No. 20), 725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, New York.

Information: if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to our office at 631-854-3735 or

Out with the Old, In with the New at Sachem Public Library

Sachem Public Library
150 Holbrook Road • Holbrook, NY 11741

Monday, January 14 7:00pm

Pollution from sewage is responsible for massive fish kills, turtle die-offs, toxic algae blooms, and closed beaches around Long Island. This presentation by Suffolk County and the Citizens Campaign for the Environment will educate you about the benefits of replacing cesspools and antiquated septic tanks with innovative alternatives that will help protect our waterways and drinking water. Find out if you are eligible to receive up to $11,000 in grant funds from the county to help offset the cost of a new unit.

All are welcome to attend this free event at the Sachem Public Library. Register here, or call 631-588-5024.