Category Archives: Town of Oyster Bay

Home Improvement Assistance Available for Homeowners with Physical Disabilities

Home Improvement Assistance In celebration of the 27th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, New Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and members of the Town Board remind residents with disabilities of the Town’s Home Improvement Assistance Program. The program allows eligible individuals to make essential home improvements by providing them with grant monies and interest free loans for necessary home repairs.


Supervisor Saladino stated, “Federal funds allow the Town of Oyster Bay to offer assistance to eligible residents in making improvements to their home. On this anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we remind residents with physical disabilities of the Town’s home modification program which can help accommodate your disability through loans for projects such as wheelchair ramps, stair glides, the widening of doorways, and bathroom modifications.”


The program is made possible through a Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), which the Town has been proudly administering since the program’s inception. In recent years, the Town has dedicated nearly $500,000 annually in CDBG funds to the Home Assistance Program. Administered by the Town’s Department of Intergovernmental Affairs, eligible improvements include wheelchair ramps, stair glides, widening of doorways, and bathroom modifications to make their homes more accessible. Additionally, funds are available for replacement of windows, doors, roofs, as well as electrical and hot water systems. The program is also open to income-eligible senior citizens residing in the Town of Oyster Bay.


Councilman Thomas P. Hand added, “I’m proud to be part of an administration that puts our residents first, and looks for all avenues in which to assist them. Estimates indicate the Home Improvement Assistance program will help nearly 40 households this year and that means dozens of residents will be more comfortable in their own homes, living their lives to the fullest!”


For more information on the Town’s Home Improvement Assistance Program, please contact the Department of Intergovernmental Affairs at (516) 624-6177 or visit The Department of Intergovernmental Affairs is located at Town Hall South, 977 Hicksville Road in Massapequa.


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Councilman Hand: Oyster Bay Town Extends Building Permit Amnesty Program

The Town of Oyster Bay has extended its innovative and wildly successful building permit amnesty initiative designed to allow residents to obtain the necessary permits required on building improvements previously done to their homes, without incurring stringent penalties, Oyster Bay Town Councilman Thomas P. Hand announced. The program has been extended through December 31, 2017.


“The runaway success of this program has been the catalyst behind offering this extension to our residents through the end of the year,” Councilman Hand said. “During the next several months, residents with these existing improvements will be able to simply follow the normal application and inspection procedure. The standard fees will cover the entire process. All residential homeowners are eligible, including landlords of residential rental properties.”


Councilman Hand went on to note that the amnesty program addresses both public safety concerns and homeowner convenience. “The Town requires building permits on home improvements because the work needs to done in accordance to standards and codes,” Councilman Hand said. “These standards ensure that construction on your home meets workmanship and safety requirements. The building permit process is not the time to cut corners. Quality workmanship that meets legal building codes is a wise investment, creates peace of mind and ultimately saves time and money down the road. This will be especially important when a resident needs to sell or refinance their home and they do not have the proper approvals.”


To begin the process for a building permit, residents can call the Town of Oyster Bay’s Department of Planning and Development’s Building Division at 516-624-6200, where you will be directed through the process. They can also visit the building department at Town Hall North in Oyster Bay (74 Audrey Avenue) or its newly designated location at Town Hall South in Massapequa (977 Hicksville Road). The new location makes it equally convenient for both north and south shore residents. Residents can also visit the Town’s website for more information.


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Supervisor Saladino Signs Order to Make Our Waters Safer This Holiday

Oyster Bay Harbor speed limitHelping to make our waters safer this July 4th holiday, Supervisor Joseph Saladino recently signed his first Executive Order at the Theodore Roosevelt Marina. The order restricts the speed limit for boaters and personal watercraft operators in all of Oyster Bay Harbor to not exceed 5 mph on Tuesday, July 4, from 6 p.m. until midnight. The Town’s Bay Constable Division, together with the Nassau County Police Marine Bureau, as well as the shared services of several outstanding agencies, will work in cooperation to help keep our waters safe this holiday.


Read the full Executive Order here.


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Supervisor Saladino Introduces Oyster Bay Town’s 2017 Summer Program

A message from Supervisor Saladnio


Town of Oyster Bay summer guideDear Friends and Neighbors,


Welcome to this year’s Town of Oyster Bay’s summer guide, filled with new and exciting opportunities for our residents to enjoy.


Whether you like swimming in one of our pools, visiting our magnificent beaches, playing golf at our championship course in Woodbury or ice skating at our indoor facility in Bethpage, there is something for everyone. I am particularly excited about our new concession services at Tobay Beach, Tappen Beach and at the Town Golf Course. Residents are sure to appreciate the many diverse food offerings, specials, unique events and the upgraded services they will discover.


Two of the Town’s most popular summer programs, the “Music Under the Stars” concert series and our “Movies by Moonlight” events, are also listed inside. On “Family Fun Saturdays,” join us at 6PM for pre-show activities that will include inflatables, games, food trucks and more! Best of all, these events are free!


While there are many exciting activities for outdoor enthusiasts, summer in the Town of Oyster Bay also provides plenty of opportunities to slow things down. If you like kicking back on the shore, leisurely walks in the park, biking, boating, enjoying a picnic or just going fishing, we’ve got you covered. I hope to see you out and about this summer, appreciating all the great things that make our Town so special.



Joseph Saladino


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TOB Announces PSEG Line Work Information

The Town of Oyster Bay has been requested by PSEG to issue permits for the relocation of lines underground to better serve the residents of the Town. This work is being done in an effort to prevent outages during storms by avoiding tree limbs or debris from effecting PSEG lines. The Town wants residents to have as much advance notice as possible and prior to permits being approved, is posting information on its website detailing where permits were sought and where work is to be done. Impacted residents should have also received correspondence from PSEG. Go here to view the full report on the locations that will be scheduled to have upgrading to PSEG to better protect residents during storm emergencies.


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Santino Pardons “Leviathan” Lobster to Celebrate National Lobster Month

It’s one small step for lobster, one giant scuttle for lobsterkind. In honor of National Lobster Month, Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony J. Santino has pardoned “Louie the Lobster,” thus returning the beloved 132 year-old crustacean to the peaceful waters from whence he came. The Supervisor held the waterside ceremony at Peter’s Clam Bar in Island Park, accompanied by Councilman Anthony D’Esposito and the restaurant’s owner Butch Yamali.


“We cannot forget our township’s seafaring heritage,” said Santino. “It is with this in mind that I believe that by sparing Louie from a wedge of lemon and cup of melted butter, we are paying tribute to our nautical past.”


Following in the “clawsteps” of the famous “Larry the Lobster,” who was pardoned by the Supervisor last year, Louie presently resides in the fish tank at Peter’s Clam Bar in Island Park. Santino freed the whopping 22-pound lobster from captivity by placing him in the hands of the Town of Hempstead Bay Constables who escorted him by boat to the waters of the Atlantic Beach Reef for a ceremonial release.


“You can’t live on Long Island without an earnest respect for the sea and its inhabitants,” said D’Esposito. “I admire the Supervisor’s notion of reverence to the waters that surround us.”


Peter’s Clam Bar, where Louie was the talk of the fish tank, offers a broad array of seafood dishes. From lobster rolls to lobster tacos, it was only a matter of time before Louie met his fate with the chef. Restaurant owner Butch Yamali called on Supervisor Santino for a ceremonial pardon and a proper send-off.


“The ocean sure beats a boiling pot,” said Yamali. “The residents of Island Park and frequenters of Peter’s Clam Bar will surely miss Louie the Lobster.”


Lobster harvesting is a major contributor to the nation’s $1.8 billion commercial fishing industry. The mightiest lobsters can grow to be four-feet in length, and weigh upwards of forty pounds. A lobster’s age is determined by counting growth rings hidden away in areas of the body including the stomach.


Three out of every four Americans say they enjoy a lobster dish at least once a month. Restaurant surveys indicate lobster is one of the most popular items on the menu, especially in the spring and summer. Peter’s Clam Bar purchases lobster and other seafood from local fisherman who ply Long Island’s waters in search of the freshest catch.


“While most of the nation celebrates this month with delightful culinary lobster dishes, Hempstead Town is proud to do something different,” concluded Santino. “Hopefully Louie will enjoy his newly found freedom and stick around our local waterways.”


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Councilman Macagnone Announces Third Homeowners Cleanup for 2017

The Town of Oyster Bay will host its third Homeowners Cleanup Program date on Saturday, June 24, at the Town’s Solid Waste Disposal Complex. According to Councilman Anthony Macagnone, the cleanup will include paper shredding services for residents.


“With the start of the warmer weather, many residents have taken advantage of cleaning out their homes, garages, and storage sheds,” Councilman Macagnone said. “Anyone living within the Town’s Solid Waste Disposal District are invited to take unwanted, non-hazardous trash or paper to this cleanup.”


The Councilman noted that proof of district residency must be shown. Additionally, if you plan to bring any campers, boats or boat trailers, proof of ownership must be provided and signed over to the Town. The boats must be drained of all oil, gas and other fluids, and all batteries must be removed.


Bushes, tree limbs, fence posts and similar items will be accepted as is and need not be broken into smaller pieces. Used tires, large metal items in excess of four feet, clean fill, clean broken concrete, and boats and boat trailers will also be accepted. Passenger cars, vans, pickup trucks and small trailers are admitted to the program. Six-wheel or larger vehicles are not permitted.


The Homeowners Cleanup Program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Town’s Solid Waste Disposal Complex is located at 101 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Road.


For more information, residents can call 677-5943 or visit the Town’s website at


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Free Paper Shredding for Oyster Bay Township Residents

Town of Oyster Bay Councilman Joseph Muscarella reminds residents that there are four paper shredding dates available as part of the Town’s Homeowners Cleanup Program.


“Town residents are invited to bring unwanted documents, such as old tax returns, bills, bank statements etc. to be safely shredded on site,” Councilwoman Muscarella said.


The Councilman noted that proof of district residency must be shown. The program is open to residents only, no business. The Homeowners Cleanup Program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Town’s Solid Waste Disposal Complex, located at 101 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Road.


Upcoming dates include June 24, August 19, and October 21.


For more information, residents can call 677-5943 or visit the Town’s website at


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Councilwoman Johnson Announces Upgrades at Oyster Bay Town Pools

Oyster Bay Town residents can expect some upgrades at Town pools this summer, according to Town Councilwoman Michele M. Johnson.


“As a mother with young children, I appreciate the opportunity our pools bring for our children to recreate and keep cool all summer long,” Councilwoman Johnson said. “Spending a day at one of our Town pools provides a wonderful way to connect with family and friends while enjoying the amenities provided at our top-rate facilities.”


“Residents visiting our community pools, including Marjorie R. Post in Massapequa, Syosset-Woodbury, Bethpage, and Plainview-Old Bethpage, will see some enhancements as we prepare for the swimming season,” Councilwoman Johnson said. “Upgrades will include new chairs throughout all facilities, both lounge chairs and stackable dining chairs.”


The Councilwoman further noted that all community pool locations will be receiving new accessories to assist those looking to shield from the sun.


“All pool decks will be receiving 50×20 foot cantilever sun shades, which will allow those looking for a break from the sun to enjoy some relaxing time in one of our new lounge chairs,” Councilwoman Johnson said.


Councilwoman Johnson noted that pools will be open from June 24 through Labor Day. Registration for season memberships is currently underway. Starting June 24, registration will take place during normal hours of operation.


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Councilman Hand Announces Third S.T.O.P. Collection Day: June 10

The third of eight 2017 Household Hazardous Waste Disposal (S.T.O.P.-Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) and E-Waste (Electronic Waste) Collection day for Oyster Bay Town residents is scheduled for Saturday, June 10, and will be held at the Old Bethpage Solid Waste Disposal Complex, located at 101 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Road, in Old Bethpage according to Town Councilman Thomas P. Hand.


“Residents can take the opportunity to use the Town’s hazardous waste collection dates to discard potentially harmful materials in a guaranteed safe manner,” Councilman Hand said. “One of the top priorities for the Oyster Bay Town Board is the protection of our environment, a vital component to our water supply. Each year, the S.T.O.P program makes significant progress towards ensuring that goal.”


The Councilman noted that hours for hazardous waste collection are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Town’s Solid Waste Complex. For more information on the S.T.O.P. program, call 677-5943 or visit


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