Village of Flower Hill Swears in New Trustee Kate Hirsch

By villagerofFloweRHIll,

At the Board of Trustees meeting on October 17, Flower Hill Mayor Elaine Phillips appointed long-time resident Kate Hirsch to fill the unexpired term of former Trustee Karen Reichenbach who passed away six months ago. Ms. Hirsch, her husband and two children live in the Manhasset zip code of the Village but her children attend Port Washington Schools. As an attorney for 20 years, she has been a valuable member of the Village’s Ethics Board and is very involved in many other community endeavors including leading a Cub Scout troop!
Pictured left to right: Mayor Elaine Phillips, Trustee Kate Hirsch, Village Administrator Ronnie Shatzkamer

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Village of Flower Hill Stonytown Road Pedestrian Path

By villagerofFloweRHIll,

The Village has created a pedestrian path along the south side of Stonytown Road, from Manhasset Woods Road to Flower Hill Park.   Mayor Elaine Phillip had observed that Stonytown Road is a very popular walking/jogging route but cars tend to speed on the road as it is fairly straight.  The Village has tried many methods of slowing traffic down including speed signs and radar enforcement resulting in fines and penalties.  By narrowing the road to create the path, Flower Hill has accomplished two things at once. They created a safe route for walkers and the narrowing of the traffic lanes forces cars to drive at a lower rate of speed.  The lane is marked by a rumble strip that warns cars if they veer too far to the right as well as high visibility pavement marking symbols, increased path width, high visibility road signage and reflective markings making it very clear that the path is intended for pedestrians.

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