VILLAGE TAXES DUE JUNE 1 THROUGH JULY 2


Tax bills will be mailed the last week in May.  If you are a new homeowner or you are paying your own taxes for the first time because you have paid off your mortgage, please be sure we have your correct name and mailing address. Tax payments must be received or postmarked no later than July 2 to avoid penalty charges. After July 2, you will be assessed a 5% penalty, with an additional 1% every month thereafter. Please note that this is not a Village regulation but a New York State mandate. We cannot waive penalties even if you do not receive your bill. If you do not get a tax bill by June 8, please call the Village so we can issue you a duplicate bill.



FLOWER HILL CELEBRATES ITS 4th YEAR AS A TREE CITY USA


The Village of Flower Hill will observe Arbor Day 2018 by honoring the oldest tree in the Village at 9 am April 27, 2018.

VILLAGE OF FLOWER HILL CELEBRATES EARTH DAY & ARBOR DAY BY HONORING THE OLDEST TREE IN THE VILLAGE

On Friday, April 27 at 9 am, the Village of Flower Hill will celebrate its 4th Year as an official Tree City USA on Arbor Day by honoring what is believed to be the oldest tree in the village, an enormous White Oak estimated to be over 300 years old.

This historic tree is located on Mason Drive at the intersection of Dartmouth Road in the Manhasset portion of the village. The Village is nominating this tree to be included in the New York State Big Tree Registry maintained by the Department of Environmental Protection, as we believe it is larger than the existing white oak in the registry, thus making it the largest in the state.

We will be presenting a proclamation to Melissa and Chris Reale, on whose property the tree is located.  They have been incredible stewards of this tree, investing thousands of dollars over the years for feeding, pruning and the like to maintain the good health of the tree. The Village of Flower Hill is proud to have them as residents!

We will also have a free tree giveaway at Village Hall. Please go to the garage area adjacent to the parking lot to collect your tree.

 

 



THE VILLAGE OF FLOWER HILL MOURNS THE LOSS OF FORMER MAYOR JOHN WALTER


Sadly, John Walters died on January 5, 2018 at home with family present.  Visitation is next Friday, January 12, 6-8 pm in the Congregational Church, North Lounge.  The celebration of John’s life will be on Saturday, Jan 13 at 11am in the Church Sanctuary. Memorials to:  “Church Memorial Fund” or to “Adventures in Learning”, mailed to Congregational Church, 1845 Northern Blvd., Manhasset, NY 11030.

 

John’s many community service roles include being a former Mayor of Flower Hill (1988 – 1996) and has for many years been the “Flower Hill Association”, also serving on Council of Greater Manhasset Civic Associations, Inc.as Secretary for several years.



LAST DAY TO PAY VILLAGE TAX IS MONDAY, JULY 3


The Village Office will be closed on Monday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day however tax payments may be left in the mail slot and will be received as a timely payment.



Thank you for a great voter turnout –


Despite the fact that this year’s Village election was uncontested, we had the best voter turnout in years.  The Mayor and Board of Trustees thank you for showing your support.  We all work very hard as unpaid volunteers to make Flower Hill the best that it can be.  We appreciate your vote of confidence!



Winter Snow Safety Reminder –


Parking is prohibited on Village streets when two inches or more of snow has fallen or is in the forecast by the National Weather Service.

Parking may be resumed when the snow has stopped falling and the roads are cleared. 

It is a violation to shovel snow from your driveway back into the plowed street.

If you have a fire hydrant on your property please remember that you are responsible for keeping it clear of snow and ice. If you are unable to do so, contact the Village office.