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Relief Effort Collection A Success
On Thursday afternoon Senator Elaine Phillips stopped by Village Hall and thanked the Village for their assistance in the collection efforts in support of the victims of the recent Texas flooding. Several containers of needed supplies and cases of water were collected over the past two weeks. The items will be leaving Village Hall and heading to Texas next week. Joining Senator Phillips and Mayor Carillo was Trustee Ed Novick.
Farmers Market Reminder
The Farmers Market returns September 23rd — Saturday / 10AM to Noon in front of Village Hall - 1 Store Hill Road. Come and gather some locally grown items for your table!
Remembrance of 9/11
On behalf of the Village of Old Westbury, those lost during the events of September 11, 2001 will never be forgotten.
Mayor Carillo joins Senator Phillips in the Relief Efforts for the Victims of the Texas Flooding
Yesterday morning, Mayor Carillo announced that the Village of Old Westbury will partner with Senator Elaine Phillips in the effort to assist the victims of the recent flooding in Texas. This combined relief effort will seek both supplies and monetary donations. The supply items needed are listed on the attached flyer, and, with the assistance of Island Harvest, all collected items will be transported to the victims in Texas during the week of September 18th.
Village Hall will be the collection location for all supply items starting on Tuesday, September 5th, and the Old Westbury Police Department will be the collection location when Village Hall is closed. To ensure that all items collected are delivered to Texas on time, the collection effort will end on Friday, September 15th.
All monetary donations should be made directly to the Red Cross at www.redcross.org.
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Well 7 Progress Continues
The final depth required for Water Well 7 was reached and the process of cementing the sections of steel is underway. At a depth of over 540 feet the outside wall of the steel sections are being filled with a cement mix called “drilling slurry”. A total of approximately 60 to 70 cubic yards of this mixture will be required to ensure the water well hole remains in place. During this phase of the project several “plumbness and alignment” tests are conducted to ensure the well hole is straight.
Busy Weekend in Old Westbury
- On Saturday the day began with the Farmers Market at Village Hall.
- The Scottish Games took place on the grounds of the Old Westbury Gardens: this annual event drew thousands.
- Ending after 6 p.m. on Sunday was the sudden-death playoff hole of the Northern Trust Golf Tournament.
Northern Trust / FedEx Golf Tournament – Wonderful Success
After months of planning, the final sudden-death round of the Northern Trust ended yesterday on a playoff hole between Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth. The Worlds #1 golfer Dustin Johnson won following a 341 drive. The week-long event, played at the Glen Oaks Golf Club, was also a success for the Club, the PGA and the Old Westbury Police Department – together they worked to ensure that all traffic and safety for the event’s spectators was properly managed. In today’s New York Times the condition of the course was described as “a course with plush fairways, egg-white sand traps and clean sightlines that call to mind Augusta National.”
Well 7 Update
Thomas O’Connor the Village’s Superintendent of Water recently reported to the Mayor and Board of Trustees that the required depth of just 500 feet for new water well 7 twenty inch casing was reached and completed. Each section is approximately 21 feet long and are welded together and then placed into the hole. The next step in the process is to cement grout the well casing.
Village Hall Planting Project Update
The various types of new plant material have arrived at Village Hall and planting is underway and will continue tomorrow. On Thursday and Friday the irrigation system will be adjusted for the new plantings and then on Monday, August 28th the entire area will be mulched.
Milo was found and is back home!
We extend our thanks to the Village residents who kept an eye out for Milo, who was reported missing yesterday. We’re pleased to report that Milo was found and safely returned to its owner.
There is currently a lost dog in the Village of Old Westbury. A six-month-old, all-white maltichon (Maltese breed) named “Milo” is missing. Milo was last seen this morning in the area of Rolling Hill Road. If you see Milo, please call the Old Westbury Police Department at 516-626-0200. Everyone’s assistance is greatly appreciated.
National Grid – Gas Main Replacement Project Update
We want to thank the Village of Old Westbury officials, police department and all of its residents for their patience, understanding and cooperation as we continue to install a new natural gas pipeline that will modernize and strengthen the region’s gas system. As of today, we’ve installed more than 2,000 feet of pipe starting at Pinetree Lane and moving west. We are approximately 80 percent complete with this aspect of our work in the Village, with about 400 feet to go to reach Glen Cove Road. Please note: We will not perform any work in the Village related to this project from August 19-28 due to the Northern Trust PGA golf tournament. Once the tournament finishes, our goal is to finish pipe installation and temporary repaving by the first week of September. The project then continues into East Hills. We will, however, be back in the Village in mid-September to “tie in” an existing pipeline with the new one. This will take place over about two days and involve some trenching and installation work at the intersection of Red Ground Round, extending about 50 feet west along the LIE service road. Before we do this work, we are scheduled to construct and cover the tie-in pit the evening of Tuesday, August 29.
Village Hall Planting Project
The Village Hall Planting Project that was approved by the Board of Trustees in June is underway. The Board was assisted in this project by members of the Village’s Beautification Committee. Together, they will provide an “updated and fresh look” for Village Hall. During the past few days, crews from Sipala Landscaping Services have been removing and transplanting various items in an effort to showcase the Village with a wide range of plantings. Some of the new plant material will include such items as Stewartstonian Azaleas, a Kousa Dogwood, Tuscarora Crape Myrtle, Big Blue Lily Turf, Happy Returns Daylilies, Hosta "Guacamoles," Western Arborvitae, and Rosa Red Drift, along with other flowering perennials. Seasonal bulbs and a selection of flowering plants will be included each year as well. Included in the contract award is a twelve-month warranty and maintenance program. Additional photos will be posted next week.
The Northern Trust / FedEx Cup Golf Tournament – One Week Away
The upcoming major golf tournament will take place from Tuesday, August 22nd to Sunday, August 27th on the grounds of the Glen Oaks Golf Club. The Old Westbury Police Department, under the direction of Chief Glaser, has dedicated a great deal of time over the last few months to ensure personal safety and traffic control during the event. This past week, Mayor Fred J. Carillo welcomed the various emergency management representatives to Village Hall who were conducting one of a series of planning sessions related to the event. Click here to see photos highlighting the outstanding condition the course is in and its readiness for championship play.
2017 Road Paving Projects Moving Forward
The 2017 Road Paving Project is on schedule. Bacon Road south of I.U. Willets Road and Hitchcock Lane are almost completed – the roadways have been paved and the paving markings are scheduled for today and will be completed by next week. In the week ahead, concrete curb and gutter work will begin on Windsor Drive and on Highland Court. Also included for the week ahead will be required adjustments to several roadway castings and water values at other locations. The remaining roads scheduled for this year include: Campo Circle, Carriage Drive, Coachmans Court, Grace Drive, Haybarn Court and Woods Lane. If you have questions regarding this project please call the Village’s Superintendent of Public Works Michael Malatino at 626-0800 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Edition of the Village Newsletter
The Village Newsletter should be arriving in your mail today or by early next week! Topics include: Village Justice Election – Community Events – Northern Trust Golf Tournament – Friends of Old Westbury – Zoning Code Changes – Village Budget/Recent NYSOSC Audit – Water and Road Improvement. If you do not receive a copy please contact Village Hall at 626-0800.
2nd Community Picnic – Another Success
The Village Board welcomed Old Westbury residents last evening to the 2nd Annual Community Picnic on the wonderful and spectacular grounds of Old Westbury Gardens. The event was attended by approximately 85 residents of all ages. Everyone enjoyed their picnic and beverages while engaging in conversation and laughter. Music was provided by the outstanding five-piece Jason Liebman and Band. The evening was also a platform for the Friends of Old Westbury to introduce their activities in their effort to raise funds to support the beauty of the Village. Click here for more information regarding this newly created community based group.
Farmers Market Coming to Old Westbury!
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.
Old Westbury Village Hall - One Store Hill Road, Old Westbury
Road Paving Projects
The Village Board approved approximately 2.7 miles of roads to be resurfaced within the next few months. Road included are: Bacon Road,Campo Circle, Carriage Drive, Coachmans Court, Grace Drive, Haybarn Court, Highland Court, Hitchcock Lane, Valley Road, Windsor Drive and Woods Lane. The scheduled start date will is July 10th – Hitchcock Land and Bacon Road will be the first two roads that will begin the project. The contactor is InterCounty Paving. Notices to residents will be made at least 72 hours prior to the roadway being paved. Any questions may be directed to either Michael Malatino (DPW Superintendent) or Brian Ridgway (Village Administrator) at 626-0800.
Friends of Old Westbury
The Village is pleased to welcome the “Friends of Old Westbury” to the Village’s website. For additional information about this newly created organization “click” on the link that is on the left side of the HOME page just under the Calendar of Events. Representatives from the Friends of Old Westbury will also be at the upcoming Old Westbury Community Picnic scheduled for Tuesday, July 18th on the grounds of the Old Westbury Gardens starting at 6:30PM.
Village Justice Election Results
The Village Election for Village Justice was conducted yesterday and the winner was current Village Justice the Honorable Susan Schmidt-Chorost.
Albert Khafif: 169
Susan Schmidt-Chorost: 396
Village Election – Tuesday, June 20th
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:
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
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
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.
Old Westbury Village Picnic – Tuesday, July 18th 6:30PM
The Mayor and Board of Trustees are pleased to announce the Old Westbury Village Picnic scheduled for Tuesday, July 18th. Come join your neighbors and share an evening of music and conversation under the stars at our local jewel, Old Westbury Gardens. Bring your dinner and drink, chairs & blankets. Picnic is held on the front lawn. Light fare will be available at Cafe In the Woods We look forward to welcoming you all there! Private Picnic is free for VOW residents.
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