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Village of Nissequogue Recognition of Dedicated Service

On Wednesday, April 20th, the Village of Nissequogue held a celebration honoring three dedicated Village residents, Robert P. Clemente, Joel J. Ziegler and Dr. James L. Donahue for their combined 100 years of service to our wonderful Village.

Robert P. Clemente loyally and conscientiously served as Deputy Mayor and Trustee on the Village Board of Trustees for over 30 years. Bob attended over 360 Board of Trustee meetings in addition to countless Work Sessions and Special Meetings. As Deputy Mayor, Bob has been responsible for assisting the Mayor with any and all tasks of Village Government. Bob has served as the Finance Commissioner and Insurance Liaison to the Board of Trustees. His dedication and ultimate professionalism has been unsurpassed and he will be sorely missed by all who have had the pleasure of serving with him. Bob will retire as Deputy Mayor and Trustee in July.

Joel J. Ziegler devotedly and diligently served as Village Justice of the Village of Nissequogue Village Court for over 20 years. Joel presided over the Village Court bi-monthly for over 120 Court Session. His dedication and concern to all those who appeared before him is unequalled. Joel will be sorely missed by all members of the Village Board of Trustees as well as those who have served with him in the Village Court. Joel retired as Village Justice earlier this year.

Dr. James L. Donahue faithfully and responsibly served as Mayor of the Village of Nissequogue from 1969 through 1973 and on various Village Boards since 1973 volunteering his time and expertise to the residents of the Village of Nissequogue for over 40 years. During his tenure as Village Mayor, Jim accomplished many projects that still benefit the residents of the Village of Nissequogue today. Jim orchestrated the renovation of the current Village Hall and the development and building of the Nissequogue Fire Department. In addition to these accomplishments, Jim continues to serve as a member of the Village of Nissequogue Zoning Board of Appeals. In recognition of his contributions to the Village of Nissequogue, the meeting room in the Village Hall will be named the James L. Donahue Meeting Room.

The Village Board of Trustees would like all residents to join them in thanking Robert P. Clemente, Joel J. Ziegler and James L. Donahue for their combined 100 plus years of dedicated service to the Village of Nissequogue.

Village of Nissequogue 2016-2017 Mayor Smith's Budget Letter

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  • Spring Bicycle Safety Tips

    The Village of Nissequogue would like all residents to be able to safely enjoy our beautiful Village by car, on a bicycle or as a pedestrian. Drivers must remain alert at all times to bicycle and pedestrian traffic and always drive within recommended speed limits as they travel on Village roads.

    Bicycle riding is an enjoyable and healthy way to take advantage of our pristine Village environment. Before venturing out, make sure that your bicycle is in good working order with properly inflated tires and working brakes. Always wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet and keep two hands on the handlebars at all times. Bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities to follow the rules of the road. Bicyclists should ride on the right side of the road in the same direction as other vehicles. Riders must obey all traffic signs, signals and lane markings. Cyclists should ride in a straight line, single-file as close to the side of the road as possible.

    Enjoying our Village as a pedestrian allows our residents to take full advantage of the true beauty of our surroundings. Pedestrians should walk or run single-file facing traffic and as close to the side of the road whenever possible. Make it easier for drivers to see you. Carry a flashlight in low visibility areas.

    Both cyclists and pedestrians should follow these same safety tips. Stay alert at all times and refrain from using headphones or hand-held devises so that you can use your eyes and ears to avoid dangerous situations. If possible, wear neon, fluorescent, reflective or bright colors especially when traveling during low visibility times such as dawn, dusk, inclement weather or at night. Always try to be seen and remember that just because you can see a driver that doesn’t mean the driver can see you.

    The Village of Nissequogue wants our residents to safely enjoy all of our Village roads.

    Spring Bicycle Safety Tips

    The Village of Nissequogue would like all residents to be able to safely enjoy our beautiful Village by car, on a bicycle or as a pedestrian. Drivers must remain alert at all times to bicycle and pedestrian traffic and always drive within recommended speed limits as they travel on Village roads.

    Bicycle riding is an enjoyable and healthy way to take advantage of our pristine Village environment. Before venturing out, make sure that your bicycle is in good working order with properly inflated tires and working brakes. Always wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet and keep two hands on the handlebars at all times. Bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities to follow the rules of the road. Bicyclists should ride on the right side of the road in the same direction as other vehicles. Riders must obey all traffic signs, signals and lane markings. Cyclists should ride in a straight line, single-file as close to the side of the road as possible.

    Enjoying our Village as a pedestrian allows our residents to take full advantage of the true beauty of our surroundings. Pedestrians should walk or run single-file facing traffic and as close to the side of the road whenever possible. Make it easier for drivers to see you. Carry a flashlight in low visibility areas.

    Both cyclists and pedestrians should follow these same safety tips. Stay alert at all times and refrain from using headphones or hand-held devises so that you can use your eyes and ears to avoid dangerous situations. If possible, wear neon, fluorescent, reflective or bright colors especially when traveling during low visibility times such as dawn, dusk, inclement weather or at night. Always try to be seen and remember that just because you can see a driver that doesn’t mean the driver can see you.

    The Village of Nissequogue wants our residents to safely enjoy all of our Village roads.

    Alarm Management Program of Suffolk

    If you have received the attached Suffolk County Police Department Alarm Management Program flyer, we would like to remind you that the Village of Nissequogue Police Department is not part of the Suffolk County Police District so you are under no obligation to register for this Alarm Management Program. However, the choice of whether or not to register for this program is entirely up to you.

    If you have any specific questions about this or any other Village of Nissequogue Police Department issues, please don’t hesitate to contact the Police Department non-emergency number at 631-584-5300.

  • Alarm Management Program of Suffolk
  • Important Message from the Nissequogue Police Department

    As the change of season quickly approaches and the days become shorter our Police Department would like to remind you of the following important matters in helping us protect your family, community, and property.

    Alarm: Test and maintain your alarm system for both your home and vehicles and use it at all times.

    Lighting: Inspect and service all of your motion and timed lighting systems on your property and within your home.

    Activity: Report any and all suspicious cars, activity, and people to the Police Department by calling 911. Please do not leave this information on the non-emergency administrative phone number, you must call 911.

    Property: Please keep your home and vehicles locked and secured at all times and never under any circumstances leave your vehicle unlocked or unattended with the keys in it.

    Absences: If you plan on leaving your home for any extended period of time, please contact the Police Department at 631-584-5300 so that we can add you to our Absentee Patrol Check.This service affords you peace of mind and your home with additional personal patrol checks during your absences.

    Please help the Police Department in its efforts in maintaining a safe community and remember, if you see something say something. Please report any and all activity that heightens your senses to 911 while it is occurring, not after the fact.

    Emergency Phone Numbers

    Nissequogue Police Department

    Emergency 911
    Non-Emergency 631-584-5300

    Cablevision 631-348-6700

    PSEGLI 800-490-0075 or 631-755-6900

    Verizon 800-837-4966

    Reminder to All Nissequogue Residents Concerning Homeowner's Insurance

    The Board of Trustees would like to remind all residents that they should make sure to notify their homeowner's insurance carrier that their fire department should be listed as the Nissequogue Fire Department. Since the Nissequogue Fire Department has a very good rating, this should result in lower insurance rates for Village residents.

    Village of Nissequogue 2015 Storm Water Management Report

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  • Suffolk County CodeRED Emergency Alert System

    Thanks to the Town of Smithtown, the Village of Nissequogue is now participating in the Code RED Suffolk County Emergency Notification System. The CodeRED emergency notification system is a high-speed mass notification system that allows the Suffolk County Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services to deliver customized messages directly to Suffolk County homes and businesses.

    Please review the attached information in order to enroll in this valuable service. You can access this information through the following web site. Just copy and paste the following information in your internet browser.

    http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/
    FireRescueandEmergencyServices/
    OfficeofEmergencyManagement/
    EmergencyNotificationSystems/
    CODEREDNOTIFICATION.aspx#.VQsYO7d0zIV

    A Message from the Village of Nissequogue Police Department

    The Village of Nissequogue Police Department would like to remind all residents that the speed limit on Village roads is 30 miles per hour. Due to an increase in the speeds driven throughout the Village, the Village Police Department has implemented additional speed enforcement patrols. Anyone found exceeding the Village speed limit will be subject to enforcement action. The Village Police would appreciate all residents reminding any visitors and contractors coming to their homes to comply with the posted speed limit.

    Also just as a reminder, in order for the Village of Nissequogue Police Department to deal with issues immediately, the 911 Operator must be notified. By activating the 911 System, the Village of Nissequogue Police Department can immediately address activities currently in progress.

    The Village of Nissequogue Police Department is available to assist all residents of Nissequogue. Any questions or concerns that are not of an urgent nature and do not require an immediate response for corrective police action, can still be handled by contacting the Village of Nissequogue Police Department at 631-584-5300.

    Village of Nissequogue

    Incorporated in 1926, the Village of Nissequogue is located in Suffolk County on the North Shore of Long Island about 50 miles east of New York City. The geographic area of the Village is 3.6 square miles. It is bounded on the west by the Nissequogue River, on the north by the Long Island Sound, on the east by Stony Brook Harbor and on the south by the Village of Head-of-the-Harbor and the Town of Smithtown.

    The Village of Nissequogue is the site of the original settlement of the Town of Smithtown. Richard Smith, the Patentee, founded the town in 1665 on land deeded to him by Lion Gardiner and Wyandanch, who was the Sachem of the Montauks.

    Within the Village borders, there is Delafield Woods, Butler Huntington Woods and the David Weld Nature Conservancy which contain many nature trails where residents and visitors can view many different native trees as well as other indigenous flora. Along the Nissequogue River Basin, Short Beach and Stony Brook Harbor are found many unique marshlands that are home to a host of native marsh grasses as well as a number of large and small seabirds.

    Many species of birds nest within the Village. These include herons, egrets, ducks, ospreys, Canada geese, owls and red-tail hawks. Woodland animals such as the red fox, raccoon, opossum, cottontail and deer are common sightings.

    The Village is entirely residential. Within the Village, there are no industrial or commercial installations or uses permitted except agricultural and horticultural uses or special uses which may be permitted and regulated by the Village.

    Public Service Enterprise Group (PSE&G)

    Effective January 1, 2014, Public Service Enterprise Group (PSE&G)is now responsible for all electric service outages which were previously handled by LIPA. In the event of an outage, customers should call PSEGLI at 800-490-0075. Customers can also quickly report outages by texting "OUT" to 773454. Registration is required to use this service. Remember to charge your mobile electronic devices so you can stay connected in the unlikely event of an outage.

    PSEG has implemented an enhanced tree trimming program for 2014. According to PSEG, trees growing near power lines significantly increase the chance of power outages posing a threat to system reliability and public safety. Crews will be in the Village of Nissequogue shortly to begin this tree trimming program. If you experience any issues during this tree trimming program, please contact PSEG directly at 1-800-490-0075.

    Joint Coastal Management Commission

    joint-costal.jpg The Joint Coastal Management Commission (JCMC) is a joint commission with the Village of Head of the Harbor. The Local Waterfront Revitalization Programs (LWRP) articulates objectives for the preservation, protection and proactive development of the coastal environment. This commission is charged with making recommendations regarding the LWRP to the Village Boards. It is also concerned with water flow and drainage as impacted by development or construction.

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