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Surf Lodge Communication

Posted by joan on March 22, 2017 at 9:20 PM

From: Tom Bogdan

Sent: Wed 3/22/2017 1:25 PM

To: Jayma The Surf Lodge

Re: Meeting Request

In all due respect, the time for talking is over. You have made meeting requests with other Montauk groups in the past and they have all led nowhere. It is a dismal record of all agreements made by Surf Lodge forgotten, and any promises declared unkempt including a Wilkinson Town Board administration noise abatement directive that was completely ignored. Your statement that by adjusting Surf Lodge closing time from 4 AM to 2AM is some sort of public service is also absurd but is characteristic of continuing disrespect for the community and its citizens. Genial conversation dealing with your warm affection for Montauk will not substitute for long overdue corrective action.

What I will communicate to you is this fact. As you know, last Fall the Surf Lodge, in negotiation with the Town Board, legally committed itself to the completion of a series of changes that would bring the business nearer to legal compliance thereby correcting the many transgressions that it has continually and knowingly committed. MONTAUK UNITED will make any and all effort necessary in continually auditing Surf Lodge behavior in fully complying with both the actual physical terms of the agreement but also the time period stipulated in which they must comply. To accomplish this goal, MONTAUK UNITED will be in regular systematic communication with the Town Board in reminding them of their own commitment and obligation to the agreement's compliance and the immediate reporting of any and all agreement transgression on the part of Surf Lodge. If full and timely compliance is not met in every single agreement clause, MONTAUK UNITED, through its influence and standing, will demand full penalties be met by Surf Lodge.

It is my sincere hope the Surf Lodge will, at last, live up to its civic responsibilities but if it continues to respond in the same manner as in the past, you can be sure the above actions will occur.


Tom Bogdan

MONTAUK UNITED


From: Jayma The Surf Lodge

Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 10:47 AM

To: tombogdan@hotmail.com

Subject: meeting request

Hey Tom, I know last year we try to meet and for whatever reason we did not. I would love to meet with you at your earlieat convenience to discuss how we can be better neighboors. I plan to be in mtk on Monday. I do value not only your opinion but anyone whom my business affects negatively in one way or another. I know you dont know me n you read a lot of stuff on the news but I m an honest, hard worker, a mother n do many things for the community that you dont see on the news as I chooae not to advertise them. I am super open to any changes n communications that will benefit our community for instance i close our bar at 2am althogh legally my restaurant can serve all guests until 4am because I think closing at 2 i can be a good example to the community. I m open minded n all years. Everything that the town has asked to do we are doing n happy to send you an update as well. I m happy to speak w you about all your concerns as I value them.

 

Jayma Cardoso

The Surflodge

 

www.thesurflodge.com

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Reply joe costabile
12:31 AM on March 23, 2017 
Places like Surf lodge continue to be a plight on the culture of Montauk, within which many of us have grown up. This "new" culture spawns a growth of obnoxious taxis which drive rudely and aggressively in our town, patrons of these places who litter our town, pollute Fort Pond and retreat back to the Hamptons or NYC leaving Montauk in the wake of their selfishness. Thank you Montauk United for representing us