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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
* Locations...New York City, Long Island, Southern Westchester,
Southern Fairfield, Southern New Haven, Middlesex, and New
* 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.
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
Please note that the Board of Zoning Appeals meeting scheduled for Monday, March 13th has been cancelled.
(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.
Please note that the Board of Zoning Appeals meeting scheduled for Monday, January 9th has been cancelled.
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.
10 WINTERIZING TIPS:
Now is the time for winterizing homes in preparation for colder weather. The following will protect you and save time and money:
- Disconnect all outside hoses to prevent freezing and possible breakage.
- Turn off exterior spigot values from inside your home. Leave valves slightly “open” to drain the water line and prevent frozen/burst pipes.
- Drain all lawn sprinkler systems.
- Check that meter pit covers are closed tight to prevent meter freezing. If your meter pit cover is loose, call the Village Water Department for assistance at 516-626-3588 or Village Hall directly at 516-626-0800.
- Open kitchen and bathroom cabinets doors to allow warmer air to circulated around the plumbing.
- If water pipes are located in an unheated area of your house, cover them with insulation to prevent freezing.
- Going away? Leave the heat set to a temperature no lower than 55 *F.
- Know where your inside main water shut off valve is in case of emergency.
- Keep garage doors closed when not in use.
- Always check or listen for leaks, especially during winter months. If frozen pipes burst, they can cause serious property damage.
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
- 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.
TOWN HALL MEETING | SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
This event represented the first “Town Hall” meeting in the Board of Trustees’ efforts to open communications with the residents of Old Westbury. Close to 90 residents were in attendance, along with the entire Board of Trustees and Department Heads. Topics covered during the meeting included:
- Police Department upgrades to the residential alarm monitor system
- Police Department’s continued training program for all officers
- Police Department’s prescription drug “drop box” located at Police Headquarters
- Review of the Old Westbury Garden Resident Picnic held on July 28
- Future development of the Village’s Web-site and residential database to better improve communications with our residents
- Updates and actions to be taken as a community against increased aviation noise over Old Westbury
- Current and future roadwork projects and an explanation of the process by which roads are ranked for future improvements
- A budget overview, including the current budget as well as the forthcoming one
- Future water project requirements: Construction of Well 7, water main replacements, ground storage tank project and various other related capital improvement projects that are being considered
- Overview of the recent local laws and fee changes
This meeting was held in the garage area of the Department of Public Works, located behind Village Hall. The specific location allowed the Board of Trustees to display various pieces of equipment that services the Village, as well as the new garage that houses our larger equipment. Some of the items on display for the public’s viewing included the Highway Department’s 2014 Komatsu Pay loader, 2015 Backhoe, 2016 Freightliner Street Sweeper and several dump trucks, along with our newest addition, a 2016 Mack truck with a double-sided snow plow and rear-mounted sander. Several water department pick-up trucks with snows plows and a Police Department SUV patrol car were also on display.
The meeting ended with a series of productive questions and answers from the public. As always, residents of the Village of Old Westbury are always welcome to attend these meetings to discuss issues of concern or anything else that may be on their minds.
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!"