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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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  1. "Spread the Warmth” with Islip Youth Bureau's Coat Drive
  2. Islip Supervisor Carpenter Offers Helpful Tips When Making Charitable Donations, In Response to Recent Disasters
  3. TNR Program (Trap, Neuter, Return) For Feral Cats
  4. IMPORTANT WEATHER ADVISORY
  5. Local Supermarket Celebrates Grand Opening in Brentwood
  6. Town of Islip Officials Joined Picnic to Celebrate Residents of Ockers Garden
  7. Islip Animal Shelter Hosts 2016 Shelter’s Choice Awards
  8. Local Officials Celebrate Funding for Spray Park at Roberto Clemente Park
  9. Youth Bureau Accepting ‘Back to School’ Donations
  10. Holbrook Woman Celebrates 90th Birthday
  11. First Responders Dedicate Ambulance
  12. “Clear the Shelters” Event a Success
  13. Local Officials, Business Leaders Hold Successful Golf Outing to Promote Town Courses
  14. Melbourne, FL Officials Celebrate New Routes to Long Island MacArthur Airport
  15. The Town of Islip Teams Up With NBC and Telemundo to Host 2nd Annual Pet Adoption Drive
  16. Bayport Civic Association Discusses Long Island MacArthur Airport
  17. Bay Shore Resident Celebrates 99th Birthday with Neighbors
  18. The Town of Islip Reminds Residents to Protect Themselves from Summer Scams
  19. Town Board Recognizes Pair for Actions Combatting Opiate Epidemic
  20. TNR Program Public Comments
  21. Officials, Business Community, Unite to Promote Opportunities for Overseas Firms
  22. New Carbon Monoxide Legislation Takes Effect June 28th
  23. Business Executives Ignite Audience at Islip CEO Summit
  24. Community Celebrates Restaurant Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting
  25. Councilwoman Mullen Recognizes Bayport Blue Point Board of Education Members
  26. Vision Long Island Recognizes Town of Islip
  27. Town Councilman Flotteron Marks Park Grand Opening
  28. Town Officials, Elite Airways Celebrate Inaugural Flight from Long Island MacArthur Airport
  29. Letter from Supervisor Carpenter to Boaters and Residents
  30. Supervisor Carpenter Outlines Vision for Town’s Future in 2016 State of the Town Address
  31. Islip Town Board Confirms New Airport Commissioner
  32. Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter Joined Local Elks in the 2016 Youth in Government Day
  33. Zika Action Plan from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services
  34. Long Island MacArthur Airport to Welcome Elite Airways
  35. Know the Facts about Natural Disasters
  36. Town of Islip Continues to Clean Up Communities by Demolishing Blighted, Dangerous Buildings
  37. Supervisor Carpenter Discusses MacArthur Airport’s Progress with Congressman King
  38. Moody’s Upgrades Town’s Financial Rating
  39. Annual Jeans Donation Aids Youth Homeless, Runaway Shelter
  40. Islip Town Board Celebrates National Women’s History Month
  41. Town Employees Receive CPR/AED Certification
  42. Islip Town’s 30th Annual Sharpshooter Basketball Contest a Success
  43. Derelict, Unsafe House Demolished
  44. Islip IDA Continues to Attract New Businesses to Local Economy
  45. Deadline Extended for Women’s History Award Nominations
  46. Islip Town Board Honors Black History Month Honorees
  47. Supervisor Carpenter Joins AutoPlane, Southwest Airlines at Drawing for Round-Trip Tickets
  48. Kiosk Announced for MacArthur Airport Atrium, Honoring General & War Hero Douglas MacArthur
  49. College Incentive "SERVES" Students and the Community
  50. Town Crews Continue to Clear Snow, Ice from Roads