Town Crews Continue to Respond in Wake of Sunday’s Storm

October 30th, 2017 – Town of Islip Public Safety and Department of Public Works field crew personnel are addressing storm-related issues that arose in the aftermath of Sunday’s day-long storm that brought between 3–4” inches of rainfall into the area, on the 5th anniversary of Super Storm Sandy. Officials are reporting downed tree limbs, power lines and minor residual flooding in some areas. In preparation of the impending storm, all Town storm drains were clear, and any flooding we’re experiencing now is the result of high winds, rain and high tides.

Town officials have received a minimal number of calls regarding downed power lines, fallen trees, traffic light issues and boats taking on water at Sayville, West and East Islip marinas.

“Town crews were out monitoring the storm throughout its duration, and continue to address situations as they arise. Public Safety and Department of Public Works personnel are dispatching crews, taking residents’ reports, ensuring that roads are passable, and conveying issues with utility companies wherever necessary, in an effort to resolve any issues residents may be experiencing,” said Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter.


Islip Board Unanimously Approves Much Needed Improvements to Marinas and Docks

The Islip Town Board passed a bond resolution that authorizes the Town to begin much needed construction at Town marinas and docks to finally come to fruition.

“I’m appreciative of the members of the Town Board, for having the foresight to recognize that this is a prudent and opportune time to advance these much needed improvements to our infrastructure. I am also encouraged that the funding was approved unanimously,” said Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “The Bay Shore Marina project specifically, which began over a decade ago, will finally be realized, along with improvements to other areas in the Town,” she added.

Right now the Town enjoys the highest possible bond rating that a government can achieve, Aaa, allowing the Town to borrow at very favorable market interest rates. Moody’s Analytics last month reaffirmed the Town’s Aaa bond rating for the second consecutive time. The rating reflects Islip’s strong credit profile, including a sound financial position, a large tax base poised for future growth, above-average wealth indicators, and manageable debt. The investor service also noted in its reassignment, Islip’s sound financial stewardship will continue, given management’s commitment to maintaining financial flexibility. Islip generated operating surpluses in the General Fund, including a $1.2 million surplus in fiscal 2016.


Town Joins Social Media Rock Party


This “Rock-tober," the Town of Islip “Rock-reation” Department is joining the popular Social Media Scavenger Hunt by painting rocks and hiding them throughout the Town. Our goal is to encourage individuals and families to explore the Town’s vast and beautiful park system! Anyone can be a rock star regardless of age or talent.


Islip Supervisor Encourages Early Detection

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As a result of earlier detectionthrough screening and increased awareness—and better treatments, a woman's risk of dying of breast cancer dropped 38 percent between the late 1980s and 2014, translating into 297,300 fewer breast cancer deaths during that time.

However, breast cancer is still the second leading cause of cancer death in women, with only lung cancer killing more women each year. Additionally, there remains a large racial gap in mortality, with African-American women experiencing a 42 percent higher death rate compared to whites. Today, the overall chance that a woman will die from breast cancer is about 1 in 37 (about 2.7 percent).

“I encourage all of our female employees to schedule their routine mammograms. You can reduce your risk of breast and other cancers by making healthy choices like eating right, staying active and not smoking. It's also important to follow recommended screening guidelines, which can help detect certain cancers early,” said Supervisor Angie Carpenter.


FD Unity Collection Underway

"Thank you to FD Unity and all the other local organizations involved in their efforts to help the victims of Hurricane Maria." - Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter

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