As we bid goodbye to an extraordinary summer filled with sun drenched days and warm balmy nights, we welcome fall with its spectacularly colorful foliage. Chilly nights, lighting that first fire in the fireplace....Long Island at its best!
I am happy to report that we are now in the home stretch of 2014 and as far as Village maintenance is concerned, it has been a relatively quiet and uneventful year. We have had a few minor road issues - potholes on Old Field Road and a sink hole at the intersection of Old Field Road and Mount Grey - but thanks to the diligent attention of Trustee Bob Whitcomb, everything has been addressed and repaired. On a whole, our new roads are holding up very well. We are still battling some drainage issues and will continue to monitor these areas and do our best to find solutions whenever possible.
The deer population is still a hot topic. With an estimated population of 25,000 - 36,000 in Suffolk County alone, we are not alone in our struggle to coexist with these majestic creatures.We are currently looking into several different options to address the problem with the deer in our village. We welcome any suggestions that you may have in this regard.
I am happy to report that the Three Village Historical Society has removed the Crawford Barn. The barn has been disassembled and will be rebuilt at a new location. We look forward to seeing it restored to its original condition.
As most of you know, our newly renovated Keeper's Cottage is now home to our monthly Board of Trustee meetings, as well as Village Planning and Zoning Board meetings. In addition, Trustee Shybunko has taken on the task of organizing some instructional classes to be held in the Keeper's Cottage. The first of these classes – a CPR course - has already taken place. Dr. Charles diPierro, a new resident in our Village, has graciously volunteered to instruct these classes and we hope that they are the first of many to come.
In closing, as the days grow shorter and the weather turns cold, it is important to ensure that you are prepared for what has been forecast to be another blustery, snowy winter. Hopefully, Mother Nature will give us a break, but it never hurts to be ready. I would also like to remind everyone that the Village of Old Field is home to us all and it is the responsibility of each and every one of us to keep it beautiful, clean and safe. Always be cordial to your friends and neighbors, and with Thanksgiving just around the corner, be grateful.
I look forward to seeing you all at our monthly meetings, and wish you a happy and joyous holiday season.
- Mayor Michael Levine
The Recycling Schedule:
- Jan 21 - Paper
- Jan 28 - Glass/Plastic
- Feb 4 - Paper
- Feb 11 - Glass/Plastic
- Feb 18 - Paper
- Feb 25 - Glass/Plastic
- Mar 4 - Paper
The Environmental Committee meets the first Tuesday of each month, the Board of Trustees meet in work session the first Thursday of each month, and the Board of Trustees public meeting is the second Tuesday of each month. Click here for details..