A Message from the Lake Grove Mayor

Dear friends and neighbors,

I hope you are doing well in these unprecedented times. While we continue to try to keep everyone safe, we are also trying to provide the highest standard of quality of life. I would like to offer a few words to keep you all informed of what is going on in our Village.

Have you noticed our new Code Enforcement cars driving through the Village? Yes, they are full electric vehicles. In keeping with our desire to be fiscally responsible and doing our part to be environmentally conscientious, we replaced two sixteen- year- old vehicles with these new electric vehicles. Through the bidding process we get these vehicles at reasonable prices. For our purposes they work very well and require very little maintenance. There is a third vehicle on order for our Building Inspection department.

Tropical storm Isaias last year created quite a mess and damage within our Village.  While our DPW crew worked diligently on our clean-up and safeguarding our Village, our office staff worked tirelessly with FEMA to get us reimbursed for our expenses.  I am so grateful that they were successful, and the Village was made whole.

We have also been busy working closely with the federal government to provide COVID relief funding. These dollars will not only be used for expenses we have previously incurred dealing with Covid-19, they will also help to create a fund for future preventive measures and preparedness for any potential pandemics and emergencies going forward.

Progress is continuing with the Engine Company 2 firehouse on Stony Brook Road.  During construction we were able to keep our heroes close by, housing them and their vehicles at Village Hall, saving us all a significant amount of money as taxpayers and keeping us safe.  It has been an honor to be able to provide this location for our brave men and women.

The last topic is drainage and storm water control. While we continue to maintain our existing drains with our state-of-the-art vacuum truck and by adding additional drains, please be mindful that we do not have a storm water sewer system.  When the drains are overwhelmed with torrential downpours and the ground gets saturated, there will occasionally be some temporary flooding. We are doing our best to deal with the areas that we see this occurring most frequently, but recent storms have provided unprecedented amounts of rain. Turning to local news during these “State of Emergency” times will provide a view of these issues occurring across the Island.  We will continue to do our best to protect life and property as we go forward. I am very proud and confident of our Department of Public Works.  We have provided them with the best equipment, and they provide us with their best efforts.

I hope this letter has been informative. If you would like any other information, please feel free to reach out to us at Village Hall.  We are happy to serve our community and provide you the finest services.

Very truly yours,

Robert (Bob) J. Scottaline, Mayor