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
Thank you to everyone who made the time to come out and vote or submit an absentee ballot. Your support and involvement is what makes Flower Hill a great place to live.
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
The Village will be repeating the very successful seedling giveaway that we held last year as our annual Arbor Day celebration. It turned out to be a wonderful contactless event where we gave away almost 500 seedlings. The Village is able to obtain tree seedlings from the DEC’s tree nursery upstate in Saratoga. We will have about 500 seedlings of both deciduous and evergreen 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.
The Village held an election for four trustee seats in March 16. The results are: Mary Jo Collins 121 Max Frankel 124 Frank Genese 120 Claire Dorfman 125
There will be an election for 4 Trustee positions. Please see the legal notice for details.
Please remember to park your cars in your driveways so the snow plows can get through. Once the road is cleared you can move your cars out to shovel or plow your driveway but remember DO NOT SHOVEL OR PLOW SNOW BACK INTO THE ROADWAY. This creates dangerous icy patches and is a violation of Village Code subject to a fine.