Steven J. Flotteron has been a resident of Islip Town since 1995 and currently resides in Brightwaters with his wife and children. After graduating from the State University of New York at Fredonia in 1984 with a bachelor's degree in Business, Steve became fully licensed in insurance and equities, opening a successful insurance practice.
Councilman Flotteron found himself becoming a civic leader shortly after buying his home in the Town of Islip, first joining the Bay Shore Summit Council in a leadership capacity and multiple other community groups. He then joined community leaders from Brentwood and Central Islip to form the Tri-Hamlet Alliance. This Alliance was an organization that successfully lobbied for the New York State Legislature to update the Uniform District Court Act. This entitled local government to serve summonses to absentee landlords outside of neighboring counties, which enabled the Town to more vigorously clean up illegal housing throughout the community.
Because of his endless communal efforts, Steve was urged to run for office. He is now a senior Councilmember and one of the most civically active officials within the Town. Since his election in January of 2006, Councilman Flotteron has been at the forefront of many integral concerns, initiatives and projects in hopes of bettering the quality of life for Islip Town residents.
Councilman Flotteron has:
o Worked to create a Town website ensuring Islip Town residents are informed about all Town events and updates.
o Helped to amend the Town Code to tighten laws regarding accessory apartments and rental dwellings.
o Brought term limits of three terms to Town Board members.
o Worked to have the first Accessible Pedestrian Signal (talking crosswalk) for the blind and visually impaired installed, as well as Autistic Children at Play signs installed throughout the Town of Islip.
o Brought a golf instruction program, known as Par F.O.R.E. to the at-risk youth within the Town of Islip. This program has gone national to other states and enrollment is up to 100 kids in the program, this year.
o Brought the first Builder's Roundtable to the Town of Islip to explore streamlining Building Department practices and making the application and permit process more efficient.
o Sponsored a resolution to bring a partial real property tax exemption for Islip Town veterans who served during the Cold War Era.
o Has led the efforts to have a private developer build a sports complex, new Town fields and park which inspire new building and job opportunities all free of cost to tax payers.
o Is the head of the Budget Task Force ensuring revenue is increased, by thinking out of the box, looking at cutting waste and seizing business opportunities which ultimately has improved the bottom line of the town budget.
Steve currently serves as a member of the Town of Islip Empire Zone Administrative Board, Economic Development Commission and Resource Recovery Agency. He also works closely with the Islip Town Environmental Council and the Community Development Agency. Councilman Flotteron continues to actively reach out to civic associations, chambers of commerce, community leaders and residents throughout all of Islip Town. His efforts with Code Enforcement, he is a syndicate for a better, safer community, enhancing the lives of each family in this Town.