Category Archives: Town of Oyster Bay

Oyster Bay, LI Cares to Host Local Pet Food Drive

Hunger Affects All Family Members, Including Pets

 

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilwoman Michele Johnson announced that the Town of Oyster Bay will participate in Long Island Cares’ 7th Annual Legislative Pet Food Drive Challenge. The drive will take place during the months of February and March and focus on collecting for the family members most vulnerable to hunger, residents’ pets. Long Island Cares formed Baxter’s Pet Pantry Pets in 2009 to assist in feeding dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, caged pets, fish, reptiles and all others considered family members.

 

“Pets truly are members of our family,” said Supervisor Saladino. “Pet food donations will help feed animals in need, which in turn keeps pets at home with their loved ones and out of shelters. The Town is proud to partner with LI Cares to collect generous donations for this worthwhile cause.”

 

The creation of Baxter’s Pet Pantry by Long Island Cares has helped distribute over one million pounds of pet food, all of which has been donated through pet food drives like this one and corporate donations.

 

“Unfortunately many beloved pets that are placed into shelters or given away because families simply cannot afford the necessary food and supplies,” Councilwoman Johnson stated. “When struggling families have to make choices to heat their homes, buy medication or feed their own families, pets can become an afterthought. Pet food drives like this one can be a real lifesaver for both pets and their families.”

 

The pet food drive in the Town of Oyster Bay will be held from Thursday, February 1st through Friday, March 30th. Those interested in supporting the pet food drive can place donated items in drop off boxes located in the following Town of Oyster Bay locations:

 

  • Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter – 150 Miller Place – Syosset
  • Town Hall North – 54 Audrey Avenue – Oyster Bay
  • Town Hall South – 977 Hicksville Road – Massapequa
  • Hicksville Athletic Center – 167 S. Broadway – Hicksville
  • Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center – 1001 Stewart Avenue – Bethpage

 

Regular business hours for the Town locations are 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. For more information about the program residents may visit www.licares.org or call Esther Alter in the Town’s Public Information Office at (516) 624-6380.

 

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Oyster Bay Lions Club Collecting Donations for Renovation and Beautification of Beekman Beach

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino is pleased to announce an exciting new renovation and beautification project slated for Beekman Beach in Oyster Bay, which will be completely financed and facilitated through the generous support of the Oyster Bay Lions Club. The Lions Club seeks private donations toward this venture.

 

“This is a perfect example of local government and the community working cooperatively to accomplish something meaningful and positive for the community,” said Supervisor Saladino. “The Oyster Bay Lions Club has a long and distinguished legacy of contributing to our community and this beautification project is another example of the incredible impact they have on our Town to make it a better place.”

 

The Oyster Bay Lions Club will renovate an existing overlook at the northern portion of Beekman Beach, which is situated on the western waterfront, just west of the Town’s Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park, Beach and Marina. The project will include new benches, a new walkway and patio area, landscaping and a newly installed flag pole. The Lions Club, through their own fundraising initiatives, will fully finance the undertaking and be responsible for all aspects of construction. The Lions Club will work with the Town of Oyster Bay’s Department of Public Works to ensure that the project meets design and construction criteria.

 

“Beekman Beach is an area that has long been appreciated by our residents for its serenity and incredibly scenic views of Oyster Bay Harbor,” Supervisor Saladino added. “This renovation project will further enhance this already beautiful park and provide amenities that will allow our residents to even more fully appreciate all that it has to offer.”

 

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Councilwoman Alesia Selected to Participate in Molloy College’s Energeia Partnership

Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Rebecca M. Alesia has been selected to participate in Molloy College’s Energeia Partnership, a leadership academy that brings together a diverse group of ethical leaders from Long Island’s public, private and not-for-profit sectors. The purpose of the partnership is to help address the region’s most complex issues: education; institutional racism; poverty and the working poor; land use; energy; transportation; healthcare; and media relations.

 

“It is truly an honor to be selected to participate in such a prestigious, cutting-edge and innovative program,” Councilwoman Alesia said. “I consider the Energeia Partnership a catalyst for positive change and look forward to joining with my colleagues in developing solutions toward some of the most serious multi-dimensional challenges facing Long Island.” Also known as the Academy for Regional Stewardship at Molloy College, Energeia is committed to educating leaders for the benefit of all people who live and work on Long Island. Each year, the program assembles a “class” of no more than 50 ethical, proven leaders that participate in a dynamic, two-year academy featuring a series of one-day programs, each focusing on a particular issue.

 

Participants in the Energeia Partnership will focus on achieving excellence in empowering the Long Island region with leaders able and willing to serve as trustees; leaders who act with integrity on behalf of the common good. Participants will add their own unique perspectives to the group and collectively learn about different strategies to accomplish the region’s goals of bettering Long Island for generations to come.

 

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Saladino Announces New Girls Softball Team Tournament

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino announced that the Town of Oyster Bay will host a Girls Softball Team Tournament for players ages 10 to 12 on Saturday, April 7th and Sunday, April 8th at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay.

 

“The tournament is a great pre-season warmup for the girls and an excellent way to help them prepare for a competitive spring season,” Supervisor Saladino said. “Many quality teams are expected to participate, so the games are sure to be exciting and competitive.”

 

Spots in the tournament are limited, so team coaches and managers are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

 

“Fields in the Town of Oyster Bay are among the finest in the nation, so each team will truly appreciate the professional atmosphere and high caliber of play,” Supervisor Saladino said. “It will be an outstanding experience for coaches and players alike.”

 

The Tournament will be run by the Town’s Parks Department, Recreation Division. To register, each team must submit a registration form including the team roster, check or money order made out to the Town of Oyster Bay, and an insurance certificate listing the Town of Oyster Bay as additional insured. The cost is $625 per team.

 

For further information and to register, please contact Jackie Devlin in the Parks Department’s Recreation Office at (516) 797-4125, and select prompt ‘4’.

 

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Receiver Stefanich Reminds Residents Assessment Grievance Period Ends March 1st

Oyster Bay Receiver of Taxes James J. Stefanich reminds taxpayers of their right to challenge their property tax assessment for the 2019-2020 property tax year. Grievances may be filed with the Nassau County Assessment Review Commission during the “grievance period,” occurring January 2, 2018, to March 1, 2018.

 

Receiver Stefanich stated, “Any taxpayer who feels an error has been made regarding their property assessment should take advantage of this opportunity to establish a correct and fair assessment value for their home. Any taxpayer who wishes to challenge their property assessment must complete the necessary forms and return them to Nassau County Assessment Review Commission.”

 

The Nassau County Assessment Review Commission is located at 240 Old Country Road, Mineola, NY, 11501. Assessment challenges must be postmarked by March 1st. To receive an application in the mail, or receive assistance over the phone, The Assessment Review Commission may be contacted at (516) 571-3214. Application forms are also on the Assessment Review Commission’s page of the County’s website at http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/ARC/forms.html.

 

Receiver Stefanich has made applications available at his offices located at Town Hall North, 74 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay and Town Hall South, 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa. In addition, a grievance may be filed online through the AROW (Assessment Review On the Web) system at www.nassaucountyny.gov/arc/arow.

 

To challenge your own assessment, a free help video is available for viewing at: https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/1510/Assessment-Review-Commission

 

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Saladino Invites Residents to Enjoy 2018 Rotational Arts Exhibit Program

A Unique Program Integrates Arts and Community

 

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino invites residents to enjoy the Town’s 44th Annual Rotational Art Exhibit Program. The program allows local artists to display their work in local libraries, banks, government offices and local businesses on a monthly “rotational” basis.

 

“Through this program, local businesses around the Town get the opportunity to join in supporting local artists, while providing patrons with the pleasure of viewing artwork in a setting they normally wouldn’t,” Supervisor Saladino said. “This program not only features the diverse works of new artists, but also some of the most accomplished artists from the area.”

 

Supervisor Saladino said that Rotational Art Exhibit Program allows local businesses a unique opportunity to position themselves at the intersection of industry and art. “This integration ultimately benefits both sectors and helps spread a passion for the arts,” Supervisor Saladino said. “I think we all benefit when the arts are more effectively incorporated into the everyday lives of our residents.”

 

While the 2018 schedule is set, the Town of Oyster Bay is already looking for new artists and businesses to participate in next year’s program. “In the Fall season, novice and experienced artists will have a chance to see their artwork approved and entered into ‘rotation’ where it will be displayed throughout the Town of Oyster Bay in 2019,” Supervisor Saladino said.

 

The program is free for both artists and businesses. A complete listing of display months and locations is printed in the program’s 2018 Exhibition Schedule which is available online at www.oysterbaytown.com under the Town of Oyster Bay’s Department of Community and Youth Services. The 2018 Exhibition Schedule is also available at Town Hall South in Massapequa, at local libraries or by calling the Town of Oyster Bay’s Department of Community and Youth Services at (516) 797-7932, where residents can also get any additional information they may require about this popular program.

 

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Saladino, Imbroto & Altadonna Announce Strengthened Law to Combat ‘Zombie’ Homes

Town Bans Use of Plywood on Residential Windows and Doors; Require $25,000 Escrow to Ensure Property Maintenance

 

In continuing their pledge to protect and preserve our quality of life in the Town of Oyster Bay, Supervisor Joseph Saladino, Councilman Louis Imbroto and the Town Board unanimously approved a new law to combat ‘zombie’ homes. The new local law strengthens the Town’s authority to: fine property owners and lending institutions in violation of Town Code; recoup costs associated with Town maintenance of vacant properties; and ban the use of plywood in covering residential windows and doors.

 

 

In continuing their pledge to protect and preserve our quality of life in the Town of Oyster Bay, Supervisor Joseph Saladino, Councilman Louis Imbroto and the Town Board unanimously approved a new law to combat ‘zombie’ homes earlier this month. The new local law strengthens the Town’s authority to: fine property owners and lending institutions in violation of Town Code; recoup costs associated with Town maintenance of vacant properties; and ban the use of plywood in covering residential windows and doors. Together with members of the local Breezy Point Civic Association in Massapequa, the Supervisor announced the new law, with Town Quality of Life co-chairs Councilman Louis Imbroto and Town Clerk James Altadonna Jr. They were also joined by Town Councilman Joseph Muscarella and Councilman Thomas P. Hand.

 

“The Town of Oyster Bay strengthened the law to address quality of life concerns caused by dilapidated and vacant homes in our neighborhoods,” said Supervisor Saladino. “Together with residents and civic associations, we are taking back our neighborhoods by cracking down on code violations and holding absentee landlords and lending institutions accountable. We are also removing eyesores in our neighborhoods by banning the use of plywood on windows and doors.”

 

The new Town Code expands on the definitions of what constitutes an abandoned or vacant building, and also requires that any boarding placed on homes be completed with impact-resistant polycarbonate material, in lieu of typically-utilized plywood, to help avoid a community eyesore. The new Code further strengthens the Town’s ability to address adverse conditions often brought on by ‘zombie’ homes, by establishing a mandated trust account to which the foreclosing entity must deposit $25,000 to cover any potential costs the Town could incur from maintaining the property.

 

Councilman Imbroto, Co-Chairman of the Town of Oyster Bay Quality of Life Task Force, stated, “This updated Town Code strengthens the ability of our Code Enforcement Bureau to achieve compliance from property-owners and lending institutions by providing inspectors with more authority to investigate, identify and rectify quality of life concerns caused by vacant and abandoned properties which cause eyesores in our neighborhoods. This is a win-win for our community.”

 

Town Clerk James Altadonna Jr., Co-Chairman of the Town of Oyster Bay Quality of Life Task Force, further stated, “We are proud to work with citizens and civic associations to identify both residential and commercial properties that are impacting the quality of our communities. Together, we are taking back our neighborhoods by addressing code violations and cleaning up dilapidated and abandoned properties.”

 

The new Town Code was advanced by the Quality of Life Task Force to assist its efforts, which focus on code enforcement for concerns such as illegal housing, zombie homes, noise, landscaping, and parking, among other issues.

 

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Next Meeting: Hicksville Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Hicksville DRI Local Planning Committee Meeting #5

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Hicksville Community Center, 28 W. Carl Street

Hicksville, NY

 

Hicksville Public Workshop #3

Thursday, February 26, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Hicksville Community Center, 28 W. Carl Street

Hicksville, NY

 

Go here to view the New York State page for the Hicksville Downtown Revitalization Initative.

 

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Saladino, Hand Announce Lifeguard Employment Opportunities at Town Pools & Beaches

Apply Now for Summer Positions

 

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilman Thomas P. Hand announced today that the Town is accepting applications from qualified, certified individuals interested in working at Town pools and/or beaches this upcoming summer season.

 

“We invite responsible and experienced lifeguards who are up to the challenge of protecting our residents while working at one of our beautiful pools or beaches to apply now for this summer season,” said Supervisor Saladino. “Town lifeguards provide an invaluable service and have helped save countless lives.”

 

Town lifeguards are hired for the summer season, which runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Positions are available at all Town pools and beaches.

 

“There are many benefits to working as a lifeguard at one of our beautiful summer facilities,” Councilman Hand said. “Having a summer job as a lifeguard helps shape confidence and self-esteem while learning the importance of teamwork and building leadership skills!”

 

Applicants must be a minimum of 16 years old, possess a current Lifeguard Certification and a current CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. Qualified applicants may apply in person at the Town of Oyster Bay Parks Department Human Resources Office, located in Town Hall South, 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa, NY. For more information, please contact the Parks Department at (516) 797-4167.

 

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