Dear Friends and Neighbors

Thank you very much for your confidence in me, Trustee Peterson, and Trustee Kick. We are looking forward to serving you all again for another term. This team, along with Trustees Cohen and Wienclaw will continue to work together for the good of all of Lake Grove.

We are all looking forward to the redevelopment of our commercial properties with the addition of Wegman’s and Stony Brook Medical to name just a couple. We also have a lot of interest in many of the presently transitioning properties such as the Good Steer property. While there are many developers interested, we must remain cognizant of why Lake Grove voted to become an Incorporated Village back in 1968. Local laws give us more control over what is in the best interest of our community. Architectural review and zoning restrictions help us do just that. This Village board will continue to work to protect the quality of life within our community.

There are also exciting changes coming to Village Hall, thanks to our exceptional Village staff. Without any taxpayer dollars, we will be constructing a 6,000 square foot DPW building. This building will allow us to keep most of our well-maintained fleet out of the elements when not in service. It will also provide our outstanding DPW staff with a new, clean and modern location for their headquarters. We also recently replaced our fifty year old salt/sand shed with a new storage facility and are waiting on grant funds for this project.

We also received a grant of $22,500 for the electrical vehicles purchased for our code officers and building inspectors. These vehicles are charged basically at no cost, as we receive charging power from our rooftop solar panels. An additional grant has also been approved for a new digital sign at Village Hall to display valuable information and upcoming events.

Speaking of events, this year we have decided to turn our very popular Summer Festival into a weekend event, with music Friday and Saturday night at the Memorial park adjoining Village Hall and then a full day of festivities Sunday on Hawkins Avenue and Village Hall. Sunday’s events will include numerous vendors, a full day of music and a car show. We hope to see you all there. The events will take place August 18th-August 20th. These events are provided monetarily; mostly by vendor registration fees and donations provided from our awesome community group L.G.C.A.R.E.S. (Lake Grove Cultural Arts, Recreation and Educations Society).  Please check the website if you are interested in joining or helping the group.

Thank you very much again for your confidence in us and your continued support.

Robert J. Scottaline, Mayor