Wildlife Spotting in Flower Hill

By Ronnie K,

One of our residents spotted this beautiful red fox in their yard in the Roslyn part of the Village. There have also been reports of coyotes in the area.

The Red Fox is the most common wild canid in the world, found throughout The Northern Hemisphere but introduced to Australia. With a varied omnivore diet (both animal and vegetation), they keep a balance by preying on abundant rodent populations. In fact, in North America, they may limit the spread of Lyme Disease and other rodent borne disease. They are essential to any ecosystem.

Coyotes may have been habituated but displayed NO AGGRESSION or threats to the public. The adaptability of coyotes in securing new habitat is well documented , and Long Island (and the Borough of Queens , New York) is no exception, as diverse food , both natural and human refuse are being utilized by dispersing coyotes in order to survive .  Further evidence of coyote presence through their scat shows a natural diet, as small animal bones, possibly squirrels and mice, as well as Possum fur and seeds. As with other areas within the urban environment , abundant cat food placed outside as well as scavenging refuse on urban streets and the large Canada Goose population make up much of the rest.  If you see a coyote, contact The Wild Dog Foundation at savewilddogs@yahoo.com 

 

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COURT CANCELLED DECEMBER 21, 2020 – 6 PM

By Ronnie K,

Due to the Covid crisis, Long Island Chief Justice Bogel has ordered all courts to be held remotely beginning December 15. If you were scheduled to appear, call the Court Clerk at (516) 627-5000 to reschedule.

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NIGHTTIME WALKING SAFETY RULES

By Ronnie K,

  1. Walk facing traffic so you can react quickly.
  2. Always use sidewalks and off-road, multi-use paths when possible. …
  3. Don’t assume others see you. …
  4. Keep your head up, looking for hazards 10–15 feet in front of you.
  5. Avoid distractions that can cause you to lose focus.

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Flower Hill Food Drive

By Ronnie K,

Dear Residents of Flower Hill,

 

2020 has certainly been an unprecedented year.  While many of our village residents have been affected, thankfully the majority have been able to keep the lights on and keep food on their tables.  For others, that is not always the case – which is why we have established the Flower Hill Food Drive.

 

With a helping hand from local groups and other community volunteers, the Flower Hill Food drive will support families in our area who are in need.  All contributions will be donated to local food pantries (currently JCC of Roslyn and Our Lady of Fatima in Manorhaven).

 

How can you help? We have set up two drop-off locations and we are asking you, the generous residents of Flower Hill, for your help.  If you wish to donate, please email FHfooddrive@gmail.com and we will arrange a safe and socially distant pick-up.  In addition, you can drop items off at Village Hall between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm) or at the residences of either of the Co-Chairs (to be arranged via email):

 

Claire Dorfman:

129 Chestnut Road, Manhasset

 

Milan Doshi:

51 Reni Road, Manhasset

 

ITEMS NEEDED:

NON-PERISHABLE SHELF STABLE FOOD

  • Canned Protein (Chicken, Salmon, Sardines, Tuna)
  • Peanut Butter or Alternative Nut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Cooking Oil
  • Rice
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Beans
  • Canned Fruit in Juice/Applesauce
  • Low Sodium Soups
  • Pasta
  • Cold Cereal
  • Hot Cereal (Cream of Wheat, Farina)
  • Pancake Mix
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Canned green beans
  • Ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise
  • Flour
  • Cornmeal

 

PAPER GOODS, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, CLEANING SUPPLIES

  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper Rolls
  • Tissues
  • Laundry Detergent

 

The donations will be collected and distributed evenly to neighboring food pantries multiple times a week.

 

If you have any questions regarding this initiative or which to be involved, please send an email to FHfooddrive@gmail.com (preferred) or you can also call the Village of Flower Hill at 516-627-5000.

 

Thank you for your attention and help,

 

Sincerely,

Brian Herrington, Mayor

Gary Lewandowski, Flower Hill Trustee

Claire Dorfman, Co-Chair and Flower Hill Trustee

Milan Doshi, Co-ChairFood Drive

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Daylight Savings Time Begins Sunday, Nov.1 – SAFETY ALERT- Don’t let you house be a target for burglars!

By Ronnie K,

Make sure you leave your lights on when you leave the house in the morning or put your lights on a timer. Leave a radio or TV on. The hours between dusk and 7 pm are prime burglary hours and a dark house is an announcement that no one is home. Set your alarm if you have one. Please make sure you lock your cars and don’t leave any valuables in them.

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Flower Hill Halloween Guidelines

By Ronnie K,

This year we ask people to remind their kids to be on the lookout for signs indicating whether homes are participating in Halloween or not due to COVID-19. We are including signs available to the community but please be on the lookout for other signs that homeowners or other community organizations have created as well.

 

TO LET TRICK OR TREATERS KNOW IF YOU ARE PARTICIPATING:

PRINT OUT THE RED (NO CANDY HERE) OR GREEN (WE HAVE CANDY!) TRICK OR TREATING SIGN.

 ATTACH TO YOUR GARAGE DOOR OR SOME OTHER VISIBLE PLACE.

Call Village Hall 627-5000 and we will send you the sign.

 

If you’re handing out treats , the CDC advises that you:

  • Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters.
  • Distribute the treats in outdoor spaces, if possible, and set up a station with presorted, individually bagged or wrapped treats (with space between each) to limit direct contact between nonfamily members or those not in your household.
  • Wash your hands before handling all treats.
  • Wear disposable gloves
  • Wear a face mask — and remember that a decorative costume mask is not the same as a protective face mask.

 

If you’re handing out treats, the CDC advises that you:

  • Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters.
  • Distribute the treats in outdoor spaces, if possible, and set up a station with presorted, individually bagged or wrapped treats (with space between each) to limit direct contact between nonfamily members or those not in your household.
  • Wash your hands before handling all treats.
  • Wear disposable gloves
  • Wear a face mask — and remember that a decorative costume mask is not the same as a protective face mask.

If you’re trick-or-treating

Trick-or-treaters should wear a mask and stay at least six feet apart from those in different households, the CDC said.

  • Make a cloth mask part of the costume.
  • Remember, again, that a Halloween or costume mask is not the same as a protective cloth face mask.
  • Do not wear a costume mask over a cloth mask. It can limit air intake and make breathing more difficult.
  • Children under age 2 should not wear a mask.
  • Remember that close contact with strangers — or anyone who does not live with you — makes it more likely to get or spread COVID-19. That applies to being indoors and outside.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before any trick-or-treating activities — and after. Especially make sure to do so before eating treats.
  • Bring hand sanitizer and use it after touching any objects or after direct contact with others.
  • Make certain young children have correctly sanitized/cleansed their hands.
  • Use a hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.

Other Ideas

STAY SOCIALLY DISTANCED FROM TRICK OR TREATERS BY:

  • PLACING TREATS IN INDIVIDUAL PAPER BAGS

 

ONLY TRICK OR TREATING WITH THOSE IN YOUR CORE GROUP

WAIT FOR OTHERS TO LEAVE A DOORWAY BEFORE    GOING TO THE SAME HOUSE

 

  • SIT OUTSIDE & TOSS OUT CANDY

 

  • LINING UP INDIVIDUAL CANDY BAGS ON YOUR LAWN FOR KIDS TO TAKE
  • MAKE A CANDY CHUTE

https://lifehacker.com/make-a-candy-chute-for-safer-pandemic-trick-or-treating-1845229874

 

  • MAKE A CANDY ZIPLINE

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFcI97Sj5pW/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_video_watch_again

 

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Statement from the Village of Flower Hill on Admonishment of Trustee Kate Hirsch

By Ronnie K,

Board of Trustees votes to admonish Trustee Hirsch after the conclusion of an independent investigation into harassment complaints by Village staff members.

Manhasset, NY (September 1, 2020) Today, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Flower Hill voted to admonish Trustee Kate Hirsch for inappropriate conduct after the conclusion of an independent investigation carried out by the law firm of Berkman, Henoch, Peterson, Peddy & Fenchel, PC into two separate complaints of workplace harassment filed against her by village staff members as required by law. The workplace harassment complaints were filed with the Village after an incident in Village Hall that took place in front of several staff members this past February and a second separate incident weeks later. The independent investigation was delayed by the COVID-19 shutdown and was focused on violations of Title VII and the NYS Human Rights Law.

“I am saddened that last night our Village Board had to take actions to reprimand a member of our Board of Trustees for inappropriate and offensive comments to our staff. After receiving the report by the independent investigators, it was clear that the statements and actions Trustee Hirsch was accused of did take place and that the behavior was inappropriate. Our staff and residents can be assured that our Village has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to acts of bias, discrimination and harassment. We are truly sorry to anyone that has been offended by Trustee Hirsch’s comments and we will redouble our efforts to ensure this type of behavior does not have a home in Flower Hill” Mayor Brian Herrington said on behalf of the Board of Trustees.

The Board passed a resolution that not only admonished Trustee Hirsch for her statements to the staff but also requires her to attend an anti-discrimination training class to be assigned by the Village. The Village will also review its discrimination and harassment policy and education programs for staff, Trustees, and other Village Board Members.

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Attachmt Chastise KH 9-1-20

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