Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I want to wish everyone a happy holiday season.
While 2019 was another successful year for the Village of Lake Grove, I am very confident that 2020 will bring even more reasons for us to be proud of our community.
We are working closely with all of our retail outlets and developers to bring into the Village only those retailers that we feel will enhance our area. Meetings with Smith Haven Mall management have been very productive. The executives view this mall as one of their high-end centers and agree that we need to provide retailers that offer the best shopping experience for our diverse community.
We have been communicating with other retail centers to work in harmony to bring in quality stores that will not only provide a positive shopping experience, but also be a good reflection of our Village to those that come to Lake Grove to shop. While we do not have a true downtown area, it is important that we provide a quality perspective of our Village not only in the quality of the retailers, but also in the architecture and signage that they provide.
I, along with the Village Board and staff, continue to monitor existing retailers and developers for compliance with our local laws. We take our codes very seriously. Those that put out illegal signage and eye-catching devices that create a blight within the Village find themselves in our Village court paying fines for their transgressions and noncompliance.
I am extremely proud of how we are progressing as a Village but admit that I am only one of numerous people making it happen. We operate as a team and work together to provide the highest standard of living for our families and yours.
Please feel free to contact us with any comments and suggestions, as we are all part of the team. Many helpful suggestions have come from those attending meetings, calling Village Hall, commenting on our web page, or just through casual conversations during chance meetings.
Once again; I wish you all a very safe and wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year!
Robert (Bob) Scottaline