Mayor Michael Lavorata is pleased to announce that the Village of Lindenhurst will be hosting our 16th Annual Halloween Family Fun Day. This year the Village will once again provide a day of safe family-oriented Halloween fun featuring face painting, entertainment, games, hay ride, horse/pony rides, and a hot dog and beverage to all children free of charge. The event will be held on Saturday October 21, 2017 from 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm. at Lindenhurst Village Park at Fellers Pond off Charles Street. Deputy Mayor Maryann Weckerle said “the last sixteen years of Halloween Family Fun Days have been overwhelmingly enjoyed by all involved so I hope to see you at the event.”
Operation EDITH is a fire-safety program that seeks to encourage the parents of young children to talk to their kids about the importance of fire safety. The cornerstone of the campaign is Exit Drill In The Home, thus the name “EDITH”. The purpose is to educate early elementary school children and their families about the life-saving value of having a fire escape plan from their home. Each year in October, IIANC member agents help spread this important message around their communities during Fire Prevention Week.
Tonight we will be participating in this drill at 7 pm thus do not be alarmed when you hear the sounds of various sirens and the sight of certain vehicles. It is all part of the annual drill.
Mayor Michael Lavorata is happy to announce that the Village of Lindenhurst has recently purchased a Vacuum Cleaning Truck. The Vacuum Truck is used by the Lindenhurst Department of Public Works for cleaning storm water drainage lines, drainage basins, and culverts to ensure effective positive water flow. Mayor Lavorata said, “Storm water vacuum cleaning is a cost effective method of removing the dirt, grit, and other debris that can build up and result in partial or complete interruption of leaching and storm water flow.” The Vacuum Truck uses high pressure water while simultaneously vacuuming back flushed debris and water from the catch basin or manhole into an enclosed and sealed collection body. Pictured here at the vacuum truck is (l-r) Department of Public Works employee Frank Gandiosi, Village Administrator Douglas Madlon, and Mayor Michael Lavorata.
Suffolk County Legislator Kevin McCaffrey and Lindenhurst Village Administrator Douglas Madlon were on hand to thank Boy Scout Kyle McCarthy, along with the Boy Scouts of Troop 2014, for completing Kyle’s Eagle Scout Project. Kyle’s project included the installation of a bench at the Villages 9-11 Memorial Garden First Responder’s Monument. Pictured here with Legislator McCaffrey and Administrator Madlon are the Troop Leaders and Boy Scouts of Troop 2014 of West Babylon
Mayor Lavorata would like to remind all eligible persons that they must file their Veterans, Senior Citizens, Volunteer Fire Fighters, Clergy or Non-Profit tax exemption applications by Monday, October 2, 2017 in order to receive a Village real estate tax exemption for 2018. [Read more…]
INC. VILLAGE OF LINDENHURST
9/19/17 – 12:00 AM
UPDATE – 3
No Significant change in Jose since the last update. The center of Jose took a slight north-northwest turn earlier tonight due to a convective burst, but it appears it is back moving toward the north.
A continued northward motion at about the same forward speed is expected during the next day or so while the hurricane remains on the west side of a mid-level ridge over the western Atlantic. All of the guidance keeps the center of Jose offshore of southern New England, but close enough to cause tropical-storm force winds for a portion of the area. Thereafter, a trough currently over central Canada is expected to cause Jose to turn eastward in the 2 to 3 day time frame. The trough is then expected to lift out, leaving Jose drifting to the south and southwest under a blocking ridge forming over the northeastern United States. Little change was made to the previous NHC track.
Hurricane Jose is forecasted to pass well to the east of our area between Tuesday and Wednesday evening. Tropical Storm watches are still in place for the NY, NJ and Connecticut coastlines.
The Lindenhurst Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor Hurricanes Jose and Maria, and will issued updates as deemed necessary.
INC. VILLAGE OF LINDENHURST
9/18/17 – 5:20 AM
UPDATE – 2
No significant change in Jose since last updated other than the track has moved a little further to the east.
Hurricane Jose is forecasted to pass well to the east of our area between Tuesday and Wednesday evening. Tropical Storm Watches are still in place for the NY, NJ and Connecticut coastlines.
The Lindenhurst Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor Hurricanes Jose and Maria and Tropical Depression Lee, and will issue updates as deemed necessary.
INC. VILLAGE OF LINDENHURST
9/18/17 – 12:30 AM
UPDATE – 1
Hurricane Jose should pass well to the east of our area between Tuesday and Wednesday evening. Tropical Storm watches have been issued for the NY, NJ and Connecticut coastlines.
While the center of Jose is currently forecast to remain offshore, the system could cause some direct impacts from Delaware northward to New England, and any deviation to the left of the current National Hurricane Center forecasted track would increase the likelihood and magnitude of those impacts.
A tropical storm watch is no in effect from the Delaware coast to southeastern Massachusetts. Interests elsewhere along the U.S. East Coast from North Carolina to New England should monitor the progress of Jose through the next several days.
There is a possibility of some minor to moderate coastal flooding possible during the next couple of days. Please see products issued by local National Weather Service forecast offices.
Ocean swells generated by Jose are affecting Bermuda, the Bahamas, and much of the United States East Coast. These swells are likely to cause rough surf and rip current conditions.
Jose will likely produce heavy rain as it passes mid Atlantic coast on Tuesday and Wednesday. Total accumulations of three to five inches are possible over eastern Long Island, southern Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts, including Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Any deviation to the left of the current forecasted track, however, could bring heavier and more widespread rainfall to Long Island, New York City and New Jersey. If this deviation were to occur, the risk of urban flash flooding and some river flooding would increase.
The Lindenhurst Office of Emergency Management will continue to monitor Hurricane Jose and provide additional updates as necessary.
The Village of Lindenhurst, in conjunction with Island Harvest, will be collecting donations for those affected by Hurricane Harvey through September 7. The Village is not accepting monetary or clothing donations.
The following items are most needed:
-Pop-top ready to eat items
-Shelf-stable pantry items such as peanut butter, tuna and soup (no glass containers)
-Cleaning Supplies (bleach, non-bleach, paper towels, etc.)
-Personal Hygiene items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, feminine hygiene, etc.)
Items can be dropped off at the following locations:
Lindenhurst Village Hall – 430 South Wellwood Avenue 9-4:30pm
Rainbow Senior Center – 293 Buffalo Avenue 9-4:30pm
Legislator Kevin McCaffrey’s Office – 125 C South Wellwood Avenue 9-5pm
Lindenhurst Farmers Market – Lindenhurst Village Square Park (Hoffman and Wellwood) 9-2pm
The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) has announced that funding is available under FEMA’s annual mitigation grant programs. Funding is available to raise damaged homes to flood code. This grant is a reimbursement program and homeowners must have the funds to complete the project. Funding is provided on a 75%/25% basis, meaning, homeowners will be reimbursed for 75% of the eligible project costs and homeowners are responsible for the other 25%.
In order to apply for the grant, residents wishing to participate must submit a Notice of Voluntary Interest and proof of flood insurance to the Village of Lindenhurst. The Notice of Voluntary Interest can be found here: Notice of Voluntary Interest Form
**Notice of Voluntary Interest Forms must be submitted to Village Hall by September 5, 2017.
If you have any questions, please contact Village Hall (631) 957-7500.