Sharing With You Our Efforts on Sharing

Dear Fellow Lake Grove Residents,

While Long Island towns and villages have a history of shared services for the good of all of their taxpayers, recent State recommendations have brought such sharing efforts to the attention of many.

Most of what is being suggested by the Governor has been ongoing for many years. We as a Village have always worked closely with Suffolk County, the Town of Brookhaven, and other towns and villages when it comes to purchasing and contracting.

I am very pleased to tell you about one of our latest efforts. As some of you might be aware, Centereach Fire district’s Engine Company 2 is in the process of demolishing the existing building on Stony Brook Road in Lake Grove and rebuilding at that location.  The Village Trustees and I in collaboration with those in authority at the Fire District have worked out a plan to keep the vehicles stationed here in Lake Grove.

After attending meetings last year with the Fire District and hearing the exorbitant costs of renting a location and providing a structure for the vehicles, I along with the Village Board offered a location in our DPW yard at Village Hall. Engine 2 and Ambulance 16 are now located at Village Hall. We are also providing shelter for our brave volunteers in the old Village Hall building. This building is also used as a relief station for our Suffolk County Sheriff’s department.

While the cost of modifications to accommodate the vehicles at our site was minimal compared to original expectations at another location, we are very pleased at how smooth the transition has been and the tremendous savings it has provided to our community. It has been a pleasure dealing with those at Centereach Fire District and getting to get to know them all better. They are a very dedicated and honorable group of people. The Fire District paid for the renovations needed to shelter their vehicles.  The Village will benefit from such modifications in the future and will consider those dollars spent as the lease payments that we are required by law to collect for time spent in our yard. This is a win-win scenario for all.

The Village also provides a relief station in our recreation building at 921 Hawkins Avenue for the Suffolk County Police Department. We are pleased to have them in our Village as often as possible for our benefit.

Shared services benefit us all.  Most of the more common shared services go unnoticed by the general public. I thought it would be fitting to bring this most recent collaboration to the attention of our community. We are excited that this is working out so well and wanted you to know. It is possible that going forward there might be some small inconveniences, but I’m certain that the positive will outweigh any negative by far.

I would like to wish everyone a very Happy and safe New Year. Let’s all keep following the guidelines provided to us to keep ourselves and our families safe during this pandemic. I am confident that we will put all of this behind us very soon.

For any additional information about shared services or any other topics of interest, please contact me at Village Hall or email me at mayor@lakegroveny.gov

Very Truly Yours,

Robert Scottaline, Mayor

A Letter from the Mayor of Lake Grove

Dear Fellow Lake Grove Residents,

While Long Island towns and villages have a history of shared services for the good of all of their taxpayers, recent State recommendations have brought such sharing efforts to the attention of many.

Most of what is being suggested by the Governor has been ongoing for many years. We as a Village have always worked closely with Suffolk County, the Town of Brookhaven, and other towns and villages when it comes to purchasing and contracting.

I am very pleased to tell you about one of our latest efforts. As some of you might be aware, Centereach Fire district’s Engine Company 2 is in the process of demolishing the existing building on Stony Brook Road in Lake Grove and rebuilding at that location.  The Village Trustees and I in collaboration with those in authority at the Fire District have worked out a plan to keep the vehicles stationed here in Lake Grove.

After attending meetings last year with the Fire District and hearing the exorbitant costs of renting a location and providing a structure for the vehicles, I along with the Village Board offered a location in our DPW yard at Village Hall. Engine 2 and Ambulance 16 are now located at Village Hall. We are also providing shelter for our brave volunteers in the old Village Hall building. This building is also used as a relief station for our Suffolk County Sheriff’s department.

While the cost of modifications to accommodate the vehicles at our site was minimal compared to original expectations at another location, we are very pleased at how smooth the transition has been and the tremendous savings it has provided to our community. It has been a pleasure dealing with those at Centereach Fire District and getting to get to know them all better. They are a very dedicated and honorable group of people. The Fire District paid for the renovations needed to shelter their vehicles.  The Village will benefit from such modifications in the future and will consider those dollars spent as the lease payments that we are required by law to collect for time spent in our yard. This is a win-win scenario for all.

The Village also provides a relief station in our recreation building at 921 Hawkins Avenue for the Suffolk County Police Department. We are pleased to have them in our Village as often as possible for our benefit.

Shared services benefit us all.  Most of the more common shared services go unnoticed by the general public. I thought it would be fitting to bring this most recent collaboration to the attention of our community. We are excited that this is working out so well and wanted you to know. It is possible that going forward there might be some small inconveniences, but I’m certain that the positive will outweigh any negative by far.

I would like to wish everyone a very Happy and safe New Year. Let’s all keep following the guidelines provided to us to keep ourselves and our families safe during this pandemic. I am confident that we will put all of this behind us very soon.

For any additional information about shared services or any other topics of interest, please contact me at Village Hall or email me at mayor@lakegroveny.gov

Very Truly Yours,

Robert Scottaline, Mayor

State of Emergency

Due to the impending storm approaching Long Island, the Mayor has issued a State of Emergency beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday December 16.

All parked vehicles and basketball hoops must be removed from the roads to accommodate plowing efforts.

Thank you for your cooperation with this very important matter.

Tropical Storm Isais Debris Pickup

Lake Grove Village is concluding its bulk debris pick up from Tropical Storm Isaias.

Debris put out after August 17, 2020 must be tied and bundled in 4-foot bundles.

Any trees or brush left in the road by private contractors since the conclusion of the storm will not be picked up and is the responsibility of the homeowner.

Message from Lake Grove Mayor about Water Use

This is an important message from the Village of Lake Grove. A prolonged period of hot and dry weather is currently underway, and the Suffolk County Water Authority is experiencing unprecedented demand for water.

I am asking all Lake Grove residents to help by immediately changing the settings on your irrigation controllers, so they water every other day, not every day.

I also ask that you adjust watering times so that your systems do not operate during the 3am to 7am hours.

Also, please consider purchasing a rain sensor for your system so you are not watering when it is not necessary to do so.

With your help we will preserve our precious drinking water resources and ensure there is plenty of water to address emergencies.

Robert J. Scottaline, Mayor

Incorporated Village of Lake Grove

A Note from the Mayor

Dear Neighbors,

As we navigate through these troubled times, I feel the need to say thank you to so many people. First and foremost, we are all grateful for the selfless actions and work ethic of our first responders and medical professionals.

Doctors, Nurses, EMTs, Ambulance Drivers, Police, Firefighters, Fire Marshals, and Code Officers, are those that have been on the front lines protecting us from the beginning of what has now become our daily reality.

Federal, State and local officials dealing with these events that are unprecedented during our tenure in public service are networking continually to create a critical balance of public safety and some form of normalcy. While we may not always agree, the communications continue for the best possible results and the safety of all.

We can’t overlook the contributions of all the residents of our local communities that have been doing what is necessary to slow the spread of this hideous virus. Together we have made incredible progress.

Recent events have brought additional complexities to an already difficult time. I want to thank everyone for the way we are dealing with these events locally and encourage all those involved to please follow CDC guidelines while exercising their rights to free speech and peaceful protest.

I am proud of the way most of our local communities have responded to the recent events leading up to where we are now.  We have greatly reduced COVID-19 related cases by following the guidelines provided to us. We have been an example to our children and grandchildren on the right ways to express our views.

It is amazing what we can accomplish by working together for the good of all.  Long Islanders are for the most part good people willing to help their neighbors in troubled times, just because it’s the right thing to do.

It always troubles me when people say how friendly and nice people are when you leave New York. Long Islanders and most New Yorkers are some of the finest people you will find anywhere.

Thank you again to all those people that keep doing the right things that benefit us all.

Robert J. Scottaline

Mayor

Incorporated Village of Lake Grove

Summer Recreation Program Cancelled

Due to concerns surrounding the spreading of the COVID-19 virus, the Village Board has decided to cancel the summer recreation program for this year.

Although this decision was not an easy one to make, it was made in the best interest of all.  We are committed to taking all precautions that are necessary to prevent the spread of this virus.

We all look forward to brighter days ahead. Stay safe, be well and may God bless us all.

Grocery Stores in Suffolk County that Offer Delivery

The following is a list of grocery stores across Suffolk County that offer delivery options.

  1. Stop & Shop operates 26 locations in Suffolk County. Each can be contacted for

delivery using their Peapod service on the Stop & Shop website and inputing your zip

code. There is a $9.95 fee.

  • Medford
  • Holbrook
  • Farmingville
  • Smithtown
  • Islandia
  • Sayville
  • Coram
  • Lake Ronkonkoma
  • Rocky Point
  • South Setauket
  • Shirley
  • East Islip
  • Setauket-East Setauket
  • Riverhead
  • Farmingdale
  • Huntington
  • East Northport
  • Deer Park
  • West Islip
  • West Babylon
  • Miller Place
  • Hampton Bays
  • Northport
  • Amityville
  • Southampton
  • East Hampton

 

  1. Aldi operates 6 stores in Suffolk County. They provide delivery via their website by

inputting your zip code. There is a $2.00 fee.

  • Selden
  • Patchogue
  • Lake Grove
  • Lindenhurst
  • Bay Shore
  • Riverhead

 

  1. Shoprite operates 10 stores in Suffolk County. Similar to Stop & Shop and Aldi, you

can have groceries delivered by inputting your zip code on their website. There is a

$10.00 fee.

  • Patchogue
  • Selden
  • Lake Ronkonkoma
  • Hauppauge
  • Commack
  • Riverhead
  • Port Jefferson
  • Bay Shore
  • Deer Park
  • West Babylon

 

  1. Whole Foods operates 2 locations in Suffolk County. They deliver using Amazon Prime

which costs $119 a year.

  • Lake Grove
  • Commack

 

  1. LIDI, Best Market, and Target require a Shipt account to deliver. There is a $49.00 fee to

join.

 

  1. C-Town operates 4 stores in the County. Delivery fee is based on the distance and

driving time from the store to your home. Delivery fees typically range from $4 to $12 and

may vary depending on the time of day. There is currently a free delivery promo code on

their website.

  • Farmingville
  • Central Islip
  • Huntington
  • Amityville