Important Weather Related Information

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS

  • All snow related calls should be made to the Emergency Call Center at 631-595-3595. Public Safety can be reached at 631-224-5306. 
  • All residents are required to remove their cars from the street so snow plows can clear our roads.
  • PSEG’s customer complaint line at 1-800-490-0075, for power outages, downed wires or lines; National Grid’s Gas Emergency line at 1-800-490-0045, and 9-1-1 for medical emergencies.
  • Town Board Meeting: Has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 655 Main Street, Islip NY 11751.
  • Recreation/Senior Programs: All Recreation and Senior Centers will be closed Wednesday, January 28. Thursday home bound meal delivery has been changed to Friday. 
  • Garbage/WRAP Collection: Normal garbage pick-up will resume, Wednesday, January 28. Please call DEC at 631-595-3630 with any questions.

Click HERE for our Winter Weather Safety Tips.

WINTER STORM UPDATE

WINTER STORM UPDATE, 11:30 AM 1/27/15

  • AS OF NOON ON JANUARY 26TH THE TOWN OF ISLIP HAS BEEN IN A STATE OF EMERGENCY
  • WE ARE URGING RESIDENTS TO STAY OFF ALL ROADWAYS - PLOWING OPERATIONS WILL BE MORE EFFICIENT WITHOUT MOTORISTS ON THE ROADS
  • CARS CANNOT BE PARKED ON THE ROAD, AND MUST BE PARKED IN DRIVEWAYS OR ON THE LAWN. THIS IS ACCORDING TO TOWN CODE AND IS IN EFFECT FROM DEC. 15TH-MARCH 15TH, 3AM-6AM. CARS WILL BE TICKETED! HOWEVER, CARS ON LAWNS WILL NOT BE TICKETED DURING STATE OF EMERGENCY.
  • OUR CALL CENTER WAS ACTIVATED ON JAN. 26TH, AT 3PM, AND REMAINS OPEN AND OPERATIONAL. RESIDENTS SHOULD CALL 631-595-3595 FOR ALL SNOW CONCERNS UNTIL OTHERWISE NOTED
  • UPDATE ON OUR OPERATIONS:
    • Streets – Salted and Brined in advance of snow until yesterday morning, 1/26.
    • Number of trucks deployed: roughly 150 Town pieces of equipment and 250 private contractors.
    • ALL TOWN ROADWAYS HAVE BEEN PLOWED AT LEAST ONCE and will be plowed again as the storm continues.
    • Staff of mechanics on-hand, working around the clock to repair equipment.
    • We remain well-supplied with salt and sand.
  • PLOWING PROCES
    • Roads are plowed in the following order: Primary Roads (INCLUDING ALL MAIN ROADS AND ROADS THAT ARE IMPORTANT FOR EMERGENCY ACCESS VEHICLES) then Secondary Roads; Tertiary Roads.
    • We are working hard to identify any problem areas, particularly along our coastal communities and other inland neighborhoods that are prone to flooding.
  • UPDATE AT MACARTHUR AIRPORT
    • No COMMERICAL AND/OR GENERAL aviation flights are arriving or departing from the airport until Wednesday, Jan. 28th, when both SW Airlines and US Airways plan to resume flights @ 11am.
    • FAA tower is not currently operational; the Airport also remains closed so that plowing operations can continue so that runways are ready and clear when flights resume.
    • Passengers should call the airlines directly to get detailed information on their flights.
  • FUTURE OF OPERATIONS
    • Plowing efforts will continue around the clock, with the goal of making ALL roadways in the Town of Islip passable for the health, safety and welfare of residents and motorists.

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 Town Begins Accepting Bids for Park Cleanup

Islip, N.Y. – The Islip Town Department of Purchase has now advertised that bid specifications for the contract that will allow for the removal of contaminated fill material from Roberto Clemente Park will be available for purchase as of January 29, 2015. The Information for Bidder, Form of Bid Bond, Form of Contract, Specifications and Plans – may be obtained from the Department of Engineering at 1 Manitton Court, Islip upon payment of the $125 non-refundable fee made payable to the Town of Islip, in the form of certified check or money order, and execution of an Affidavit. Potential bidders will then have until 11:00 a.m. on March 12th to submit their bid to the Department of Purchase, 401 Main Street, Room 227, Islip.

A mandatory Pre-Bid Conference and Site Visit for potential bidders will be held on February 12th at 9:30 a.m. The conference will be held at 401 Main Street, Islip, and will be followed by a tour of Roberto Clemente Park. Immediately following the park tour the potential bidders will visit Blydenburgh Landfill, 440 Blydenburgh Road, Hauppauge. All parts of the Pre-Bid Conference and Site Visit are mandatory.

No bid will be accepted by email or facsimile. Further details on the bidding process can be found here.

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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  1. Town Begins Accepting Bids for Park Cleanup
  2. Youth Bureau, Youth Enrichment Services Again Partner for “Teens for Jeans” Program
  3. NYS DEC Approves Islip Town’s Plan for Remediation of Roberto Clemente Park; Monumental Step Forward in Clean-up of Park
  4. Islip Town Councilman John Cochrane, Jr., Stresses Importance of Veterans Assistance Programs Available in the Town of Islip
  5. Town Board Reminds Residents of Important Winter Weather Information
  6. Adoption Fees for Pets Waiting Six Months or More Paid For at Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center
  7. ISLIP TOWN ANNOUNCES THAT NOMINATIONS FOR ANNUAL WOMEN’S HISTORY CELEBRATION ARE BEING ACCEPTED FOR 2015
  8. Islip IDA Continues to Bring Jobs and Businesses to Islip Town
  9. 2014 Annual Holiday Toy Drive at Islip Animal Shelter Another Great Success
  10. Islip Town Board Approves Contract With Nelson Pope & Voohris for Comprehensive Planning Study of Veteran’s Memorial Highway Industrial Corridor
  11. Islip Town Board Honors Retlif Testing Laboratories
  12. Islip’s Long Island MacArthur Airport Celebrates the Holiday Season
  13. EJ Autism Foundation Donates More Than $10,000 to Islip Town Camp Program for Children with Special Needs
  14. Islip Town Councilman Steve Flotteron, Islip Arts Council, & Local Community Groups Decks the Halls at Brookwood Hall
  15. Town’s Partnership with Islip Food for Hope Results in Hundreds of Thanksgiving Baskets Given to Needy Residents
  16. Nominations Now Being Accepted for Black History Celebration 2015
  17. IMPORTANT NOTICE! Changes in Town-wide Garbage Collection Beginning in 2015
  18. Local Boy Scout Troop Donations to Animals in Need at Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center
  19. Long Island MacArthur Airport – It’s More Than Just An Airport!
  20. Islip Animal Shelter Receives Over 1000 Pounds of Pet Food for the Holidays

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