As part of the Village’s Arbor day Celebration Cub Scout Pack 60 assisted the Village Horticulturist in planting a tree on West Gates Avenue. Mayor Michael Lavorata said, “What a wonderful way to celebrate Arbor Day by having our Cub Scouts plant a tree.” Pictured here with the Scouts are Village employee Keith Arco, Horticulturist John Kehoe, Cub Scout Co-Leader David Collins, Trustee Joan Masterson, Mayor Michael Lavorata, Administrator Douglas Madlon and Cub Scout Co-Leader Jenn Ferrarelli.
The Pride of Lindenhurst Award is presented annually in recognition of an outstanding contribution that inspires pride in the Lindenhurst School District. [Read more…]
Mayor Michael Lavorata recently welcomed members of the Walldorf Germany Fire Department and the Walldorf Mayor to the Village of Lindenhurst to celebrate the friendship between two villages. Members of the Lindenhurst Fire Department visited Walldorf in the fall of 2016. [Read more…]
Lindenhurst Mayor Thomas Brennan recently retired as the Mayor of the Village of Lindenhurst and was honored by the Lindenhurst Rotary Club and the Lindenhurst Kiwanis Club with the 2017 Community Service Award. [Read more…]
The Village of Lindenhurst welcomed its new Fire Chiefs on April 6th as Mayor Michael Lavorata swore them in to their new roles. Pictured here (left to right) are Chief of the Lindenhurst Fire Department Paul Vinciquerra, 1st Assistant Chief Craig Santoli, 2nd Assistant Chief John Palermo, and 3rd Assistant Chief David Collins. Mayor Lavorata said “the Community is lucky to have people as dedicated as these men heading our fire department” and said he is excited to see the growth of the department under their leadership.
The Village of Lindenhurst recently dedicated a tree memorial in memory of Frank C. Prince, affectionately known as the Rainbow Senior Citizen Center’s “custodian and comedian”. Rainbow Center Director Barbara Poldino said “ it was a pleasure working with Frank and he will be missed by all our Seniors”. Over 75 people attended the ceremony including (left to right) Frank Prince, SR., New York State Senator Michael Venditto, Director Barbara Poldino, Deputy Administrator Douglas Madlon, Trustee Joan Masterson, and Trustee Maryann Weckerle.
In celebration of the Ukraine‘s 25th Anniversary of Independence from the former Soviet Union, Rev. Olvian N. Popovici and members of the Holy Family Ukrainian Catholic Church of Lindenhurst gathered at Lindenhurst Village Hall to jointly raise the American flag and the Ukrainian flag in celebrations of the Ukrainian peoples dedication to democratic principles and their unity in aspiring for a better life by securing the rights to free elections and non-violent civic initiatives. Pictured here are Rev. Popovici, Sophiya Bahley, Sofiya Karastetan and Village Administrator Shawn Cullinane.
As summer approaches it is important to keep the following safety tips in mind:
General Safety Tips
- Keep yards maintained. Overgrown grass and weeds are a prime environment for the breeding and infestation of warm weather pests such as mosquitoes and ticks. As per Village Code §43-1, grass, brush, rubbish or weeds or other rank vegetation should be no more than 12 inches above ground level. This provision does not apply to cultivated flowers and gardens, trees and shrubs.
- Be mindful of speed limits and traffic signs.
- Make sure that pool safety laws are followed. For more information on the Village’s Code for swimming pools, review Chapter 167: Swimming Pools by clicking here: Village Code
Rat Issues – Mayor Brennan would like to inform residents that the Village has been taking action to prevent future rat problems. The Village has been working with Suffolk County Health Department and a contracted pest control company to ensure that homeowners treat rat infestation issues with the toughness that is required.
Tips to Prevent Rat Problems:
- Keep lids on garbage cans
- Monitor areas that collect water
- Use bird feeders that prevent birdseed from falling to the ground. The excess seed attracts rats
- Maintain lawn and weeds
If you notice a rat problem, please call the Suffolk County Department of Health Services at (631) 854-0333.
Mosquitoes – Mosquitoes breed in areas where water collects. The Suffolk County Department of Health Services suggests emptying and scrubbing birdbaths, pet water dishes, and plastic wading pools at least every three days.
Areas to Monitor for Water Collection:
- Low spots in your yard
- Bases of flowerpots
- Watering cans
- Rain gutters
The Suffolk County Division of Vector Control conducts sprayings to control the adult mosquitoes in our area. Before the spraying, all land line phones will receive a recorded message from the County’s Code Red system. If you would like to sign up for CodeRED notifications via cell phone, text messaging or email, you can do so by visiting the following link: CodeRED Sign Up
Ticks – Unlike mosquitoes, ticks are active all year. Ticks crawl close to the ground on leaves, brush and tall grass. Residents should take the following into consideration:
Suggestions for Homeowners:
- Keep lawn mowed and bushes trimmed
- Keep yard edges clear of furniture and children’s toys, as ticks are more likely to gather there
For more tick safety tips, visit the following safety brochure distributed by Suffolk County Department of Health Services Tick Safety Brochure
Moody’s Investors Service has recently notified the Village of Lindenhurst that the Village continues to maintain “a high quality credit position” and an Aa3 credit rating. [Read more…]
James Rochel, the longest serving Village of Lindenhurst employee, retired this month after 45 years of service in the Department of Public Works. [Read more…]