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Islip Town Council Reminds Residents of Town Snow Codes

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Islip, N.Y. – As Islip Town continues the clean-up process from Winter Storm Juno, that dropped as much as 22 inches of snow in some parts of the Town, the Town Council reminds residents that there are codes in place to address the proper removal of snow and ice, and that these codes MUST be followed to ensure the healthy, safety and welfare of all. Failure to do so, especially during a winter weather emergency, is subject to penalties.

Chapter 47A-17 of the Islip Town Code states that each owner or occupant of any house or other building, any owner of any vacant lot, and any person having charge of a church or any public building in the Town of Islip shall keep sidewalks in front of the lots, buildings or houses, free from obstruction by snow or ice and icy conditions. This code also prohibits depositing snow on any street, whether from driveways and/or sidewalks. Residents and property owners are required to follow these codes strictly. Those who violate these codes are punishable by fines, and in extreme instances, imprisonment.

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Town of Islip Declares State of Emergency in Advance of Severe Winter Storm

January 27th Town Board Meeting Cancelled

Islip, N.Y. – As of noon today, January 26th, the Town of Islip has declared a 2B State of Emergency due to the severe winter weather predicted.  Heavy snowfall, high winds, and possible flooding are expected in areas across Islip Town. Residents are urged to limit their travel, and to park their cars off the streets to help our plows navigate Town roadways.  No vehicle may park on a street in a residential or business district during a declared snow emergency at any time. In addition, the Town Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 27th has been cancelled.   The Town’s Emergency Call Center will also be activated at 3:00 p.m. today – residents can call 631-595-3595, with any snow related questions or concerns.

“Our Highway Department personnel are working around-the-clock, ready for whatever this storm has to bring our way. It is imperative that residents stay off the roads so that our trucks can get through and do the job they need to,” says Councilwoman Trish Bergin Weichbrodt.

The Town has deployed all of its snow plows, equipment and emergency vehicles which will work together before, during and after the storm.  The snow removal process began with the application of brine, and has now moved into a sanding, salting and plowing operation.

“We are taking all of the necessary steps to ensuring that our roads are clear, and that we keep the Town safe during this winter weather emergency,” says Councilman Steve Flotteron. 

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Islip Councilman Steven Flotteron Announces Grants to Aid in Historic Restoration of East Islip’s Brookwood Hall, Islip Grange

EAST ISLIP, NY (Jan. 15, 2015) – Islip Town Councilman Steven Flotteron today announced that a private foundation is providing sizable grants that will help kickstart efforts to restore some of Islip Town’s most precious historic treasures, but recently neglected sites, during a special press conference held at one of the locations, Brookwood Hall, that now serves as headquarters of the Town’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, the Islip Arts Council and the Islip Art Museum. The other site, the Islip Grange, is located in Sayville.

Flotteron announced that the John C. Dunphy Private Foundation, based in Greenport, is donating $25,000.00 for cultural and historical programming by the Islip Arts Council, and the restoration of Brookwood Hall, in East Islip, a decaying historic mansion and one-time orphanage, as part of an effort to get the building into the National Register of Historic Places. In addition, Flotteron said the foundation is donating another $25,000, to be used to restore three distressed buildings at the Islip Grange in Sayville. The John C. Dunphy Foundation is a nonprofit organization that promotes charitable, educational, scientific, literary or cultural work throughout the United States, through monetary donations, grants and matching gifts.

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