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Amityville trustees on Monday night approved spending as much as $20,000 for emergency road repairs that are to start immediately. “I think we have a crisis here, by no fault of our public works department,” said Trustee Nick LaLota. He estimated there are now 200 potholes on village roads caused by the harsh winter. Workers from Rosemar Construction Corp., an East Moriches-based paving...Read more »
The village of Massapequa Park trustees on Monday night approved breaking the tax cap for the fiscal 2015 budget if needed.
The village does not expect to break the cap, but wants to have the authority to do so as it begins to work on its budget, village administrator Peggy Caltabiano said.
“We don’t anticipate going over it,” Caltabiano said of the state cap. The authorization is “there...Read more »
Patchogue’s public works crews are repairing potholes before they pose a public safety and health threat, village officials said.
Workers plan to fix the worst holes first, officials said at Monday’s village board meeting.
“While the crews will be on the streets every day that weather allows filling potholes … We are going to repair those that pose a serious threat to health and safety,...Read more »
Northport was among 11 villages on Long Island that scored zero in the state comptroller’s evaluation of village financial statements statewide, an indication that they were in good financial shape.
State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s office used a “fiscal stress monitoring system” to evaluate 535 villages that had fiscal years ending on May 31, 2013 — all but a handful of the state’s villages.
Statewide,...Read more »
Munsey Park Village trustees voted unanimously to adopt a new law that bans basketball hoops from the village’s right of way.
The law still grants homeowners automatic permission to construct the hoops on their garages or on poles in front of or next to their garages. The board of trustees will consider poles in other locations on a case-by-case basis.
The law bans the hoops from the...Read more »
The Patchogue Village board has taken steps to reduce the parking problems, public urination or customers loudly leaving popular nightclubs that are in the area.
Trustees unanimously voted 7-0 Monday night to amend village code 415 to restrict parking on the east side of Railroad Avenue, from Church to Gerard streets, to vehicles with permits.
Patrons of popular establishments such as...Read more »
The Patchogue Village board of trustees will revisit banning large sandwich boards from downtown eateries next month after voting to extend public comment on the issue.
Village officials say some downtown restaurants attempt to draw customers by placing large signs on public sidewalks and along streets, making it difficult for residents to walk and park vehicles.
“This has been a long...Read more »
The Village of Munsey Park is considering banning basketball hoops from the village right of way.
The measure, introduced last week, would amend village law that allows the village board to decide on a case-by-case basis whether to allow residents to erect basketball hoops in front yards along streets in the village. Mayor Frank DeMento said trustee Patrick Hance proposed the law after a resident...Read more »