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MAKE SURE YOU ARE GETTING ALL THE LATEST VILLAGE UPDATES The Village has two methods of communicating with our residents. For emergencies or urgent notices, we use CODE RED which sends out phone calls and emails. To sign up go to the Village website www.villageflowerhill.org and click on the red and black Code Red icon about three quarters of the page down on the right or just go to https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BFE7EA49CADF If you do not use a computer, you can call the village office and we will enter the information for you. The other method of communication is our Constant Contact newsletter. This is where the Mayor posts his monthly newsletters and where we post non-urgent messages. To sign up email us at firstname.lastname@example.org You can also follow us on Facebook – Village of Flower Hill.
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
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.
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
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
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
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