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Spring Safety Tips

Now that spring has officially begun, the Village of Nissequogue would like to remind our residents to be aware of the following fire safety tips: Clear leaves, debris and brush which has accumulated during the many storms this winter from your home, garage and storage sheds. Safely store flammable liquids and home chemicals. Properly dispose of old paint containers, oily rags and other chemical solvents. On April 21st, Town of Smithtown is sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Event at the Municipal Services Facility located at 85 Old Northport Road in Kings Park from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information about this event please visit www.townofsmithtownny.gov. Properly maintain all lawn equipment such as mowers, leaf blowers and other garden equipment. Keep all garden equipment fuel in approved containers. Inspect barbeque gas grills, gas hoses and lines, and propane tanks prior to use.Have a qualified electrician repair any frayed or damaged electrical cords or wires.Remove any combustibles from around hot water tanks, clothes dryers and heating equipment. Remove lint buildup from your clothes dryer. Change all smoke detector batteries as we spring ahead.Make sure that your family has a fire escape plan and make sure all exits are clear and in working order. Stay safe and enjoy spring in our beautiful Village of Nissequogue.

REMINDER: Vinyl Gates or Fences are not Permitted by Village Code. Please Consult with Building Inspector Joseph Arico with Any Questions.

For your information, Village Code Section 128-27- Walls and Fences states that "All fences and walls constructed, installed or erected require a building permit and must be approved by the Building Inspector prior to installation. Height limitations apply depending on the location of the fence (i.e. rear yard, front yard or side yard). A fence must be placed at least one foot back from any property line. Any fence, wall or similar structure which unduly cuts off light and air, or which may cause a nuisance, a fire hazard or a dangerous condition, is expressly prohibited. In addition, the following fence materials are specifically prohibited: barbed wire; pointed fences under three feet high; canvas fences; cloth fences; electrically charged fences; poultry fences; turkey wire; temporary fences or expendable or collapsible fences unless on construction sites with prior permission; chain-link fences except surrounding pools or tennis courts; vinyl or plastic fences or stockade fences."

Please refer to Section 128-27 of the Village Code Found Below or contact Building Inspector Joseph Arico at 631-862-9494 for further information.

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 2018-2019 Budget

The Village of Nissequogue 2018- 2019 Budget was approved at the Public Hearing held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

Click here to download a copy of the Village of Nissequogue 2018-2019 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.