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Village Recognizes Building Inspector Jerry Harris

The Village of Nissequogue will be holding a celebration honoring Building Inspector Gerard (Jerry) Harris who will be retiring this month. Jerry has loyally and conscientiously served the Village of Nissequogue as Building Inspector for over 19 years. He has assisted countless residents as well as the Planning Board, Architectural Review Board, Joint Coastal Commission, and Village Engineer with all aspects of Building Permits while always adhering to the Village Code. Jerry's extensive knowledge and ultimate professionalism has been unsurpassed and he will be sorely missed by all who have had the pleasure of working with him. Please join us in wishing Jerry and his wife, Barbara, a long, happy and healthy retirement as they begin their retirement years in sunny Florida.

The Village Board of Trustees would like to invite all Village residents to join them at their Board of Trustees Meeting on Tuesday, August 15th at 7:00 p.m. to honor Jerry Harris for his 19 plus years of dedicated service to the Village of Nissequogue residents.

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.

Village of Nissequogue 2017-2018 Budget

The Village of Nissequogue 2017- 2018 Budget was approved at the Public Hearing held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Click here to download a copy of the Village of Nissequogue 2017-2018 Budget

Nissequogue Village Living Why it Works!

Most people's feelings that government is mired in out- of- control spending and inefficiency comes from what they see happening on the federal and state levels. But in a recent poll of Suffolk County villages, residents responded that they overwhelmingly believe that smaller governments-like villages-are more efficient than large governments. They were right! The main services that the Village provides: Police, Fire and Ambulance, Road Maintenance, and Code Enforcement. Are carefully overseen, administered and considered by your neighbors on the Nissequogue Village Board. Smaller governments like villages are more directly accountable to their residents. You probably can't get the president or the governor on the phone but you can always talk to the Mayor and the four Trustees of the Village Board. We have to make sure every dollar counts and is wisely spent, because if we don't, you can and will tell us about it! When you think about it, that's exactly how the country's founders thought it should work!

Click here to download results of a poll about Village Living

Within the Village borders, there is Delafield Woods and Butler Huntington Woods 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.