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
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
Arbor Day Foundation Names Village of Flower Hill Tree City USA® Lincoln, Neb. (February 23, 2021) Village of Flower Hill, New York, was named a 2020 Tree City USA® by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. Village of Flower Hill achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, an annual community forest1y budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation. “Tree City USA communities see the impact an urban forest has in a community first hand,” said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation. “The trees being planted and cared for by Village of Flower Hill are ensuring that generations to come will enjoy to a better quality of life. Additionally, participation in this program brings residents together and creates a sense of civic pride, whether it’s through volunteer engagement or public education.” If ever there was a time for trees, now is that time. Communities worldwide are facing issues with air quality, water resources, personal health and well-being, energy use, and protection from extreme heat and flooding. The … Read more
The Village Finance Committee (Mayor Brian Herrington, Deputy Mayor Randall Rosenbaum, Trustee Frank Genese, Resident member Jeremy Shao, Village Administrator and Village Treasurer) has met and are in the process of putting together a budget for the 2021 -2022 fiscal year. This will be presented to the entire Board of Trustees and the public on March 24 at 7 pm. The meeting will be by Zoom and residents are invited to observe. (See the legal notice in the “About the Village” Section) Prior to the meeting the proposed tentative budget will be posted on the Village website and available to the public. On March 24, the Trustees will decide if the presented budget stands or if any changes are to be made. If there are changes, the new tentative budget will then be posted. A public hearing will be held on April 5 at 7:30 pm (again check website for meeting details). The public can submit questions or comments ahead of time or speak at the public hearing.
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 … Read more
Walk facing traffic so you can react quickly. Always use sidewalks and off-road, multi-use paths when possible. … Don’t assume others see you. … Keep your head up, looking for hazards 10–15 feet in front of you. Avoid distractions that can cause you to lose focus.
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 … Read more
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.
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 … Read more