A Message from the Mayor

On behalf of the Village Board of Trustees, I welcome you to the Village of Old Westbury’s website.  I trust that our website will guide you and that you will be able to learn more about our special Village and the services we provide.

This past year proved to be one of the most exciting and productive years since our incorporation in 1924. Our Village is located just off the Long Island Expressway in the middle of Nassau County between Manhattan and the shores of eastern Long Island. The design of our residential homes, our country-style streets, our area schools that continue to be among the highest-rated in the county and the large amount of open space make the Village of Old Westbury a premier and most desirable community to live in, not only in Nassau County, but in the country.

The Board of Trustees and I are working very hard each and every day to ensure that our community continues to be the very best it can be. Just over the past few months, we held our first “Town Hall Meeting” and developed plans for several capital projects that include road paving and several major water supply improvements. Our goal is and always will be to provide to the residents of Old Westbury a high level of municipal services in an efficient and cost-effective manner. The employees of our Village are 100% committed to providing these services.

Our website will be updated weekly so that you are notified in a timely manner of events, news and announcements that are of importance with the Village of Old Westbury. The section directly below my letter, “The Latest News,” will provide you with current information, and the sidebar on the left will navigate you to the various sections of the website. The event calendar, also located on the left-hand side, will provide a quick look at upcoming meetings that you might wish to attend.

Sincerely,
Fred J. Carillo
Mayor

Mayor Fred J. CarilloMayor Fred J. Carillo

The Latest News

Reminder - Farmers Market Comes to Village Hall
(June 22nd)

The Village of Old Westbury is hosting a Community Farmers Market on the last two Saturdays in July, August & September 10AM-12. Click here for some photos!


Village Justice Election Results
(June 21st)

The Village Election for Village Justice was conducted yesterday and the winner was current Village Justice the Honorable Susan Schmidt-Chorost.

Final totals:
Albert Khafif: 169
Susan Schmidt-Chorost: 396


Village Election – Tuesday, June 20th
(June 1st)

The annual Village Election will be held on Tuesday, June 20th between the hours of 12noon and 9PM at Village Hall.  The election will be for Village Justice for a four (4) year term.   All voters must be residents of the Village of Old Westbury and a registered voter with the Nassau County Board of Elections.

Voters who in good faith expect to be absent on election day for allowable reasons can apply for an Absentee Ballot – refer to the below for additional information on the Absentee Ballot Application process:

Tuesday, June 13th:  Last day to apply to the Village Clerk for an Absentee Ballot that is to be mailed to qualified voters.

Monday, June 19th:  Last day to apply to the Village Clerk for an Absentee Ballot in person.

For questions related to the above, please call Village Administrator Brian Ridgway at 626-0800.


Special Board of Trustee Meeting:
(June 1st)

Please be advised that the Board of Trustees will be holding a Special Meeting on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 10AM at Village Hall.

The subject of the meeting is to consider the application of National Grid, pursuant to Chapter XII of the Nassau County Administration Code, for consent to do work in the Village in connection with the Gas Main Replacement Project along the north bound service road of the Long Island Expressway and such other business that comes before the Board.


2017 Village Tax Bills
(May 30th)

The annual Village Tax bills were mailed on Friday, May 26th and are payable without penalty by July 1st.


Road Construction Notification – National Grid Project
(May 30th)

The Village was advised today that the gas main replacement project will be delayed for an additional week in order that road closure signs may be proper displayed prior to the project beginning.     


Farmers Market Coming to Old Westbury!
(May 22nd)

Announcing the first Old Westbury Farmers Market will be held on the last two Saturdays of June, July, August and September on the grounds at Village Hall between 10 and 12 noon.
This will be a modest and intimate trial.  The Village is delighted to feature the organic Old Westbury grown vegetables and fresh eggs from our fellow resident Peter Paniccia.
  
Dates:
June 17 and 24th
July 22nd and 29th
August 19th and 26th
September 23rd and 30th

Location:
Old Westbury Village Hall - One Store Hill Road, Old Westbury


2nd Annual Community Picnic – Tuesday, July 18th 6:30PM
(May 22nd)

The Mayor and Board of Trustees are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Community Picnic scheduled for Tuesday, July 18th on the grounds of the Old Westbury Gardens.  Bring your family, chairs, a picnic and enjoy an evening of music with friend and fellow residents.  This event is open to all residents of Old Westbury at no charge. 

Save the date!


Road Construction Notification – National Grid Project
(May 19th)
The Village was advised by National Grid that the Gas Main Replacement Project is rescheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 30th.  Refer to the Latest News notice dated May 5th for additional information.


Road Construction Notification – National Grid Project
(May 11th)
Be advised that the above project that was reported on May 5th is delayed. The start date will not be May 14th. Once the new date is known this site will be updated.


2016 Drinking Water Quality Report
(May 11th)
The Village of Old Westbury today mailed a copy of the annual Drinking Water Quality Report to all residents. This report provides detailed information about the quality of water servicing the Village of Old Westbury. Information found in the report include the following topics:

  • Water Conservation Measures  
  • Source of the Village’s Water
  • Cost of the Village’s Water
  • Contact Information
  • Water Treatment
  • Improvements Planned

A copy of this report can be found on this site under “Departments” and then under the “Water Department”. Copies are also available at Village Hall. 


Water Bills Released / An Idea For Water Conservation
(May 5th)

The Village mailed the semi-annual water bills to all residents of the Village. The invoices are due by June 1st. A late penalty of 5% will be added on all payments not received by June 1st – an additional ½ % for payment received each month or fraction thereof, thereafter.

As a reminder please make every effort and conserve the use of water. An easy way to accomplish this is to “set-back” your irrigation clock by 5-10 minutes per zone. Thank you! 


Road Construction Notification – National Grid Project
(May 5th)

Be advised that National Grid will begin their Gas Main Replacement Project (Phase 1) starting on Sunday, May 14th in the Village of Old Westbury. The construction area will be on the west bound service road of the Long Island Expressway between Red Ground Road and Glen Cove Road. The weekly construction schedule will be Sunday to Friday. Work will begin at 8PM each evening and end at 5AM the following morning. This section of the roadway will be closed to traffic during the construction period and will be open during the day hours. All local area residents have been provided information directly by National Grid.

Refer to the attached information being provided by National Grid that provides additional project information.  If anyone wishes to call Village Hall, please contact Village Administrator Brian Ridgway at 626-0800.   


Village 2017/2018 Budget Approved – Without a Tax Increase
(May 3rd)

At the Village Board meeting held on April 20th, the Board of Trustees approved the 2017/2018 Village Budget without a tax increase. Total expenditures will be $14,607,584.00.  Mayor Carillo was pleased that for the second year in a row there will be no tax increase to Village of Old Westbury residents on their Village taxes. The Mayor thanked the Board, the Village Department Heads and provided a special thank you to Trustee Edward Novick, who is the Village’s Budget Director, for their combined efforts in providing a strong budget that will maintain the high level of municipal services being provided to the residents of the Village.

Trustee Leslie Fastenberg read the following statement at the beginning of the meeting:

“Mayor, earlier this evening we approved a new budget. I want to congratulate Village Clerk Brian Ridgway, Deputy Clerk Kathleen Sullivan and Budget Director Trustee Ed Novick for their tremendous effort on this budget.  I also congratulate the Mayor and my fellow Trustees for delivering a budget to this community with a zero tax increase. Residents can be assured that this budget considers our strategic long term goals for road repair, beautification, healthy infrastructure, meeting our day to day obligations, all with no new taxes.  No new taxes.

While other Villages are struggling to work within their tax base and complain that the 1.14 tax limit is not enough, we have found a way to get it done. In fact, I think residents will find increased efficiencies that give all residents a bigger bang for their buck. This is demonstrated in our commitment this year to fix another 10 roads – with no increase in taxes but by reorganizing our priorities. Additionally, this year we will begin planting trees to revitalize our major roadways and vision our community forward, 5, 10 and 20 years down the road. We will clean and plant our shared spaces beginning with our village centerpiece, Village Hall. The Mayor and Budget Director Novick have assured residents that once necessary municipal approval processes are satisfied replanting will begin and that monies for these projects are available. In so doing, Clerk Ridgway and Trustee Novick have helped us all strike a perfect balance – to address the collective goals of the Board of Trustees and residents to maintain and improve the quality of life and property values in Old Westbury with no new taxes. Bravo.”    


Old Westbury Garden's Dog Days was a huge success!
(April 22nd)

Residents brought their pups out to the Old Westbury Gardens for an invigorating walk and healthy exercise in designated garden areas. The Ladies Kennel Association of America (lkaa.org) sponsored games and activities and offered the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen test. Demonstrations by Long Island Agility, and exhibits by area animal welfare and rescue groups were also at the event.

Click here to view the photo gallery.


Please Buckle Up and Stay Safe!!
(April 20th)

Chief Robert Glaser recently announced that the Old Westbury Police Department will be participating in the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee's 'Click It or Ticket' program. The program runs from May 22 - June 4, 2017.


Winter is over & Spring is here!
(April 4th)

With the Major League Baseball season underway and the Masters Golf Tournament around the corner the Village is getting ready to welcome the Spring season to the Village.  All snow removal equipment is being serviced and stored away until next year.  Spring equipment is ready to begin the annual “clean-up” of the various Village properties and the flowering bulbs planted last fall will soon be appearing around Village Hall.

Resident are encouraged to properly maintain the area in front of their home – this will ensure that the roadways within the Village look the very best that they can.


2nd Annual Village Picnic
(April 4th)
The 2nd Annual Village of Old Westbury community picnic will be held on Tuesday, July 18th on the ground of the Old Westbury Gardens.  The event will provide music on the great lawn and will be an enjoyable night for all ages.  Admission will be free for all Village of Old Westbury residents (proof of residence is required).  The event will begin in the early evening – more details will be provided.  Save the date!


Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Cancelled
(April 4th)
The Zoning Board of Appeals meeting scheduled for Monday, April 10th is cancelled.  The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, May 8th.


The Last Snow Fall of the Season?
(March 14, 2017)
Village crews and snow removal equipment were out in full force yesterday. The day began at 2AM with an application of sand and salt that was applied to the Village’s 23 miles of roadway.  Following a small accumulation in the morning, plowing operations began. By afternoon, rain developed and crews were assigned the task of making a final pass of the Village and applied another covering of sand and salt before evening temperatures fell below freezing. The photos below were taken aboard the Village’s newest Mack plow that placed in service last year.

     


Spring begins on Monday, March 20th !


Snow Arriving to our Area!
(March 13, 2017)

Residents are reminded of the incoming weather to our area.  Village crews will be ready and all snow removal equipment will be in use.  When clearing your driveway of snow, please place the snow to the sides of your driveway and NOT into the middle of the roadway.  Your assistance is appreciated.  Below is the press release from the National Weather Service:

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard
Watch, which is in effect from late Monday night through Tuesday
evening.

* Locations...New York City, Long Island, Southern Westchester,
Southern Fairfield, Southern New Haven, Middlesex, and New
London counties.

* Hazard Types...Snow, and strong and gusty winds.

* Snow Accumulations...12 to 18 inches.

* Timing...Late Monday night through Tuesday evening.

* Impacts...Hazardous travel and potential for power outages due
to moderate to heavy snow and gusty winds.

* Winds...Northeast 20 to 30 mph with gusts 40 to 50 mph.

* Temperatures...In the upper 20s.

* Visibilities...One quarter mile or less at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Blizzard Watch means there is a potential for falling and/or
blowing snow with strong winds and extremely poor visibilities.
This can lead to whiteout conditions and make travel very
dangerous.


NOTICE:
Please note that the Board of Zoning Appeals meeting scheduled for Monday, March 13th has been cancelled.


INCOMING SNOW!
(February 8, 2017)
With a winter snow storm making its way to Long Island – the Village of Old Westbury is ready!
Village crews have the various trucks and snow removal equipment ready. Once the snow begins to fall, a mixture of sand and salt will be applied to the roadways.  Once accumulation approaches 2” plows will be in action. During the snow removal process residents are reminded to have snow that is removed from their driveways pushed to the sides of the roadway and NOT into the street.


VILLAGE CREWS WERE READY!
01/31/17 - With some snow falling this morning, Village crews were ready.  Early this morning all sanders were loaded up with the combination of sand and salt.  Under the direction of Superintendent Michael Malatino, the major intersections and bridges that cross over the LIE were attended to. 
Residents and visitors to Old Westbury are reminded to drive with extra care since roadways can become hazardous during the winter season.

 


WATER MAIN BREAK / SOUTH SERVICE ROAD - UNDER REPAIR
A water main break was discovered late Thursday afternoon January 19th by the Old Westbury Police Department while on patrol.  The Village’s Water Department was notified and within a short time a crew was assembled and at the location.  The break was determined to be in a section of the 10 inch water main located on the south service road of the expressway just before Old Westbury Road.  The break was controlled within thirty minutes on Thursday evening by closing a series of connection valves.  Extra caution was required since a large gas main is in the same area as the water main. Under the direction of Water Superintendent Thomas O’Connor, there was no interruption to residential service and the repair was completed by Friday afternoon.  The combined efforts of the Village’s Police and Water Departments resulted in a good overall operation. 

 


WELL #7 UPDATE: 
Development of Water Well #7 located at the Spring Hill Farms subdivision continues to make progress. The final drilling depth will beapproximately 530 feet; currently the drilling depth is at 140 feet.  Village Superintendent of Water Thomas O’Connor inspects the site daily to ensure the project continues to move forward. This is the first of several Capital Water Projects being planned by the Village Board of Trustees to ensure that the current and future water needs of the Village are met. The photos show the drilling platform and the screen test (wash sample) being performed. Completion of the well is scheduled for April.

 


VILLAGE BOARD TOURS SANDS POINT WATER FACILITY
On Wednesday, November 16th, Mayor Carillo and several Village Trustees were given the opportunity to tour the main water facility of the Village of Sands Point. 

The Village of Old Westbury Board of Trustees are developing a timeline of capital projects that will maintain the Village’s current demand while planning for future water supply needs.  The plan includes the development of a new well (Well #7) currently underway, upgrades to Well #4, and the design and implementation

of a SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system at all well sites.  On their tour, the Board members were able to see firsthand the advantages of the SCADA system that was recently installed. The SCADA system is a computer-based system which monitors and interfaces between all the various well sites within the Village.  Some of the benefits of such a computerized system include:

  • Tank Level, Pressure and Flow Monitoring
  • ​Pump Operations Status
  • ​Generator/Power Supply Status
  • 24/7 Remote Oversight Monitoring

The Mayor and the Board of Trustees express their appreciation and thankfulness to Judge Joachim’s wife Arline and their entire family for his service to the Village.       


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE OLD WESTBURY WATER DEPARTMENT:  For the 3rd Consecutive Year, the Village of the Old Westbury received an award and trophy for having the "Best Tasting Water in All of Nassau County!"