We continue to see progress in our Downtown Business District. As many of you know, we have been doing a Walkability Study for which many businesses, residents and local organizations have participated and have sent their comments to the Administration. You can add your feedback by visiting lindywalks.net; a website developed by GPI – the engineering firm conducting the study. It continues to grow as more and more ideas are included. We are using as a footprint to create your “new” Village, a place of activity, excitement, great new eating establishments and overall just cool places to hang out in.
Since I became Mayor, the focus of the Administration has been to move towards a more family friendly Village with new restaurants and an overall appeal for both residents and visitors alike.
We have welcomed the Restoration Kitchen as the newest family members to our string of new restaurants. We also welcome W A Meadwerks as another cool place for those who “feel the need to Meade!” There are several more surprises which will be unveiled over the next few months but suffice to say, Lindy will become more the place to be, so get excited everyone as we move forward with many more great projects and eateries.
But now, as we head towards Winter, we have some events that you will want to participate in.
Sunday, November 11, at 11 am, we will hold our annual Veterans Day Service beginning at the Gazebo Park. Please note that Monday, November 12th is a Federal Holiday and so Village Hall will be closed.
December 2nd will be a fun day for everyone as we have a bunch of events all day long to usher in the Holiday Season. We begin with our Annual Christmas Wreath contest at the Lindenhurst Fire Department Main House at 12:45 pm followed by the Annual Lindenhurst Historical Society’s Meeting and pre-Holiday get together. The Chamber of Commerce will be holding its Annual Santa in the (Gazebo) Park beginning a 1 pm. There will be music and activities on Wellwood Avenue throughout the afternoon culminating with the Annual Christmas Parade on December 2 at 4:30 pm beginning at the Lindenhurst Fire Department’s Snail house and moving down Wellwood Avenue to our Christmas Tree for the lighting at about 5 pm or so.
Very soon, you will be receiving your 2019 Village Calendar. It is a new updated version with some additional information including the sanitation calendar for both December 2018 through January 2020.
Deputy Mayor Maryann Weckerle and I also wish to remind residents that driving during the winter months can be extremely dangerous, especially when it snows. However, driving with extra caution and adhering to the rules of the road can help to ensure safe passage for all motorists. Motorists can enhance safety, visibility, and mobility throughout the season by making sure that our vehicles are winter–ready. Before driving, be sure to clear all windows, lights and external mirrors of snow and ice, be observant of roadway conditions and proceed at appropriate speeds.
In the event of a snow emergency, be alert to weather advisories. If you do not need to travel, stay put until the roads are cleared of snow and ice. If you must drive: 1) Plan alternate ways and allow extra time to travel to main routes and to your place of destination; 2) Slow down, brake slowly and allow plenty of room between you and the vehicle ahead of you; 3) During times of reduced visibility, watch for pedestrians, bicycles and disabled vehicles; 4) Maintain your vehicle properly. Check your car battery and replenish antifreeze and windshield washer fluids. Always keep a flashlight, snowbrush, ice scraper, jumper cables, blankets and an extra set of clothes in your vehicle and finally, 5) Keep a cell phone and charger handy.
As soon as you are aware that bad weather is on the way, make every effort to keep your car off the street. This protects your car from being plowed in or being hit by passing vehicles and the snowplow has space to safely plow the snow. Generally speaking when shoveling out the mouth of your driveway, throw the snow to the right of your driveway. Throwing or plowing snow into the road can create a patch of snow and ice and cause a hazardous condition. It is unlawful to shovel or dump snow into spaces reserved for handicap parking.
“Let us all try to make this winter enjoyable and free from motor vehicle accidents by taking that extra step to ensure the safety of yourself and your fellow motorists,” notes Deputy Mayor Weckerle.
It is important to our administration that we continue to hear the ideas, suggestions and concerns of residents. If you have something you would like to share with the Village Board, please contact Village Hall.
Along with the Board of Trustees, our Administrative staff and all the employees of the Village, we look forward to continuing to serve the Village to the best of our abilities for the betterment of Lindenhurst!
Mayor Michael A. Lavorata