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The Village of Flower Hill Celebrates Arbor Day 2022 with Free Tree Seedling Giveaway Thursday May 19 – from 7:30 AM until the trees are gone

The Village has been fortunate enough to obtain tree seedlings from the DEC’s tree nursery in upstate Saratoga. We have about 500 seedlings of various deciduous varieties.  There will be a limit of 3 seedlings per resident, on a first come, first served basis. The event will take place in the Village Hall parking lot.  As residents drive up, seedlings will be placed in their cars so we can all maintain safe social distancing. How to plant and care for seedlings First thing you do when you receive any bare root plant—a plant that’s not in any kind of soil—is let the roots sit in water for an hour or two. Not the entire plant—just the exposed roots. This will help rehydrate them and perhaps send a message to the plant that it’s not dead yet. Then you want to fill medium-sized plastic pots that have good drainage holes in the bottom about half-way up with a light, loose, bagged “soil-free mix” like a seed-starting mix or potting soil. Not terra cotta pots or old yogurt cups and no garden soil. Water the mix well. (You should never use garden soil in a container because it’s heavy and full of weed seeds. Terra cotta is  … Read more


Water Conservation Workshop May 17, 7 PM

TONH Water Workshop Flyer- Final Council Member Veronica Lurvey will lead a panel discussion on the state of Long Island’s underground aquifers that provide all our drinking water, threats to these important resources, and actions the North Hempstead community can take to keep them resilient in the face of climate change.  


NASSAU COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT SAFETY TIPS TO PREVENT STOLEN CARS AND LARCENIES FROM VEHICLES

Every 45 seconds, a car is stolen in the United States, which is close to one million stolen vehicles per year. Thefts occur at all times of the day and night and usually happen when a car has been left unlocked with the key fob left inside a vehicle equipped with a push button start. The Nassau County Police Department reminds people to be aware and cautious of their property and offers these Auto Theft Prevention Tips to help protect you against vehicle theft. Always lock your vehicle, even when it’s parked in your driveway or garage. Always take your keys or fob with you. Never leave or hide a smart key, valet key, or spare key anywhere in or on your vehicle, no matter where you park it. Never leave your car running while unattended or unlocked. If possible, park your vehicle in a locked garage. Always park in well-lit areas at night. Close all your vehicle windows completely when parked. Consider installing an audible alarm or a visible anti-theft device. Never leave valuables or personal property in your vehicle. Always look around and be aware of your surroundings. IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING! CALL CRIME STOPPERS –  … Read more


Snow Season Reminders

Do not leave vehicles in the roadways to give our snow plows the ability to clear the roadways. We also urge residents to please refrain from parking on village roads for an additional 24 hours from storm-end to allow for crews to finalize clearing of snow and other storm debris.   After a snow event, residents with fire hydrants and sidewalks are expected to make them free and clear. There must be a 3-foot clearance, in all directions, between snow and hydrants. Blocking fire hydrants and sidewalks can result in a court appearance and fine. Failure to properly clear fire hydrants can also hinder first responders’ response to emergency calls.  If you are physically disabled and cannot clear the snow, contact Village Hall and we will have the hydrants cleared for you.   Pushing snow out into the street is also prohibited. If clearing snow, it must remain on your property.


SAFETY ALERT- Don’t let your house be a target for burglars! Daylight Savings Time Begins this Sunday, November 7th

Take some simple steps to deter criminals:  Don’t leave your house dark, make sure to leave lights on inside and outside when you leave the house or put your lights on a timer. Leave a radio or TV on to give the appearance someone is home. The hours between dusk and 7 pm are prime burglary hours and a dark house is an announcement that no one is home.         If you have an alarm system, use it when away and at home.        Lock doors, windows and gates when leave your house.      Be sure to close your garage door.         Keep shrubs and trees trimmed to eliminate hiding places.         Please make sure you lock your cars, take your keys and don’t leave any valuables in them. Most car thefts are occurring because homeowners leave their key fobs in the car. Always call 911 if you see anything that seems out of place Report any suspicious cars or activity to the police  


Storm Season Emergency Contacts

PSEG Download the PSEG Long Island mobile app to report outages and receive information on restoration times, crew locations and more. To report downed wires or power outages, customers should call PSEG Long Island’s Customer Service line at1-800-490-0075. Our Outage Map can also be found at https://outagemap.psegliny.com/  and reports outages in your community, as well as estimated restoration times. MyAlerts, PSEG Long Island’s text message service, can be used to report and receive status updates on an outage. Since this requires an account number for a one-time registration, it’s best to do it beforehand. To register, text REG to PSEGLI (773454) or visit the “My Account” section of the website at www.psegliny.com/account. Once registered, to report an outage, simply text OUT to PSEGLI (773454).   VERIZON For information on how to report outages and service problems go to: https://www.verizon.com/support/residential/service-outage Downed wires: For your safety, do not touch or move the downed line as they can often be confused with phone or cable connections.  You can contact us, reach out via the My Fios app, chat with us by clicking the blue Chat With Us tab at the bottom corner of this page to report a downed or low hanging line.  Additionally, you can report a downed line online via  … Read more


Septic System Replacement Rebate – $10,000

Nassau County has recently launched a septic system replacement program available to homeowners and small businesses. The Septic Environmental Program to Improve Cleanliness (SEPTIC) gives eligible recipients funding to replace their conventional or failing septic system with a new innovative and alternative onsite wastewater treatment system (I/A OWTS). The Nassau County grant will cover half of the replacement cost up to $10,000. Many older septic systems, even when functioning correctly, pollute vital bodies of water with nitrogen. Conventional septic systems were never designed to remove nitrogen. In fact, the average residential septic system discharges more than 40 pounds of nitrogen into groundwater each year. Clean-water septic systems are incredibly effective and can remove up to 90% of nitrogen from wastewater and cost five times less than a connection to a sewer system.  Fortunately, these consequences are preventable with modern I/A OWTS septic technology. For more information and to request a free consultation, check out the North Shore Land Alliance’s Water Quality Improvement Program webpage. https://northshorelandalliance.org/water-%20quality-improvement-program/?sourceid=1014462&emci=78f336ac-e2b7-eb11-a7ad-501ac57ba3ed&emdi=865b97dd-02b8-eb11-a7ad-501ac57ba3ed&ceid=1366665      


Village of Flower Hill Approves New Garbage Carting Contract

Taxpayers will save $900,000 during the term of the contract while retaining service levels At the May 3rd Board of Trustees meeting, Mayor Brian Herrington and the Board of Trustees unanimously approved a new five year garbage contract in response to the Villages Request for Proposal (RFP) for sanitation and recycling services. Flower Hill’s 3-year contract with their current garbage carter was set to expire, and under the New York State General Municipal Law whereby any services contract with a municipality in excess of $30,000 must be put out to public bid, the Village was required to accept the lowest responsible bid.  The lowest responsible bid received was from Dejana Industries, saving Flower Hill taxpayers $900,000 over the term of the contract compared to the next bidder Meadow Carting. With an increasing amount of garbage being moved off of Long Island and softening in the recycling market expenses continue to rise.   “I am proud to announce the awarding of the contract to Dejana Industries that saves the Village money while retaining the same level of service. I want to thank Meadow Carting’s Staff for their dedicated service to our residents, they will be missed. DeJana has committed that residents  … Read more


National Grid Gas Main Upgrade on Country Club, Hewlett & Greenbriar

National Grid has contracted with Asplundh to replace the gas main line on your street within the next 30 days. Hours of work will be Monday to Friday 7 an to 5 pm. Work should continue through August. They will repair all areas that are disturbed and replace all customer’s individual gas service lines.  Meters will be relocated to outside of homes. For Questions please call (631) 569-5326 20210427130916465


Cannabis Legislation and Flower Hill

We have been hearing from concerned residents about the Village’s stance on permitting retail dispensaries to operate in the Village. We are still waiting for the final legislation to be completed before we act on the “opt-out” provision of the law. We have until 12/31/21 to pass an “opt-out” by resolution but believe it is prudent to wait for the final legislation before acting. Click here for more information on the legislation marijuana NYCOM_Advocacy_Update_–_March_29_2021


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