Robert (Bob) Scottaline has been a resident of Lake Grove for thirty five years. While residing in the Village, he and his wife Karen raised their two daughters, Kristin and Kerri. He now is a grandfather with two granddaughters and two grandsons.
During his third term as a Trustee of the Village and second term as the Deputy Mayor, Bob was appointed Mayor by the Village Board for the remainder of a two year term. This was to fill the vacancy created when former Mayor Scott Middleton was elected to a four year term as Village Justice. In March of 2007, Mayor Scottaline was elected by the voters to stay on as Lake Grove’s fifth Mayor.
For his entire tenure as Village Trustee, Bob had also been the Commissioner of The Department of Public Works. As Commissioner of the DPW he restructured the department to be more efficient to deal with our ever-changing Village while keeping expenditures to a minimum.
Bob also served as Commissioner of Parks during the construction phase of Robert J. Henke Passive Park and worked closely with the architect and contractor to assure that the park would be a beautiful addition to the much-admired Lake Grove parks. He was also very involved with the early planning and construction of the Lake Grove Village Green.
Mayor Scottaline was employed with Lockheed Martin Corporation for thirty-four years where he worked on upgrades to the navigation system for the Trident submarine as a Senior Technical Specialist. Bob is currently a supervisor with Suffolk County Water Authority in the Production Control Department and holds a IIB Water Operators license. He also taught electronics in the evenings for many years before he was elected in 2001.
His goal for the Village is to maintain a high standard of living while delivering quality services in the most efficient way.
Additionally, Mayor Scottaline is very much involved with the new development and redevelopment of commercially zoned properties. He, along with the Village Board see an opportunity to create aesthetically pleasing retail areas that are more in harmony architecturally and blend better into the community.