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Please note that the Board of Zoning Appeals meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 14th 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 PASSING OF VILLAGE JUSTICE EDWARD B. JOACHIM
The Village regrets to announce the passing of Village Justice the Honorable Edward B. Joachim. Justice Joachim
began his service to the Village of Old Westbury in 1996 after being appointed Acting Village Justice and on January 1, 1999 he was appointed to Village Justice. Mayor Carillo commented this morning that “the service and dedication to the Village over these past twenty years by Judge Joachim has been extraordinarily outstanding – he will be truly missed and never forgotten”.
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.
NOTICE: The Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Old Westbury will convene to hold a public hearing on November 21, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., at Village Hall, 1 Store Hill Road, Old Westbury, New York to consider the application by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York, for an amendment to its special exception permit, and related variances, authorizing the use of certain property located at Jericho Turnpike, east of Hitchcock Lane and west of Powell’s Lane, in the Incorporated Village of Old Westbury, which property is more particularly identified on the Nassau County Land and Tax Map as Section 10, Block 348, Lots 17, 19, 29, 30 and 31, as a place of worship/cemetery.
A NOTICE TO ALL HOME OWNERS IN THE VILLAGE OF OLD WESTBURY: Winter is coming and the Village of Old Westbury is preparing for future snow storms that may impact our roads and landscape. Besides ensuring our equipment is ready, we will be installing reflective snow stakes throughout the village to protect manhole covers, catch basins, and curbs. We encourage all homeowners to also install reflective snow stakes on their property to avoid damage to their property during these white out conditions. These reflective stakes are essential in keeping our snow crews in line with the road and avoid damage. We also request these markers not be removed and be left on the property throughout the season.
We thank you for your cooperation in preserving our beautiful village. If you have any questions, please call the Village Hall and speak with either Michael Malatino or Brian Ridgway.
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.
BRIAN RIDGWAY APPOINTED THE VILLAGE OF OLD WESTBURY’S NEW ADMINISTRATOR:
The Village of Old Westbury has announced that Brian Ridgway has been appointed Village Administrator. In his new position, he will report to the Mayor and the Board of Trustees and coordinate with all the Village departments to ensure the effective delivery of municipal services.
Click here to read the announcement.
LONG ISLAND SCOTTISH FESTIVAL & HIGHLAND GAMES: The Village of Old Westbury welcomed the Long Island Scottish Festival & Highland Games to Old Westbury Gardens on Sunday, August 28, 2016. The Village of Old Westbury Police Department assisted in providing traffic control to the event.
Click here to see photos from the event.
Click here to view photos from the Village Picnic.
The Gardens counted over 125 people who attended. Our thanks again to our hosts at Old Westbury Gardens, Nancy Costopulos, Paul Hunchak, Charlotte Enoch and the entire Old Westbury Gardens team who keep this jewel of a garden in spectacular condition. Sitting on the lawn, enjoying neighbors and music on a warm summer evening was lovely. A pleasure to meet and greet so many longtime residents and newcomers. Old Westbury is filled with accomplished people. Interesting to speak to all. We look forward to creating a tradition of this annual picnic. Will add next years date to the calendar at soon as possible. Hope to see you there. Mayor Carillo and the Board of Trustees.
WATER SAFETY AND CONSERVATION: As a reminder to have your backflow device tested before the September 1st due date, it is a good idea to ask your irrigation company to test the device when your irrigation system is turned on at the beginning of the Spring season and have them send the completed report to the Village Hall at 1 Store Hill Road, Old Westbury, NY 11568 or fax to 516 626-1296 Attention: Thomas O’Connor, Superintendent Water Department. If you have rain sensors, which are recommended to conserve water usage, they should also be tested annually.
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!"