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Winter Safety Tips

Before winter approaches, please take the following precautions: winterize your home by maintaining heating equipment and chimneys by having them cleaned and inspected every year, insulate pipes with insulation and allow faucets to drip a little during cold weather to avoid freezing; winterize your vehicle by keeping antifreeze levels sufficient to avoid freezing and making sure that brakes and tires are in good working order; keep a winter emergency kit which can include environmentally safe ice melt, sand to improve traction, maintain snow shovels and other snow removal equipment in good working order and adequate clothing and blankets to keep you warm; and bring pets and other animals inside during extreme winter weather.

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 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.