Daniel H. Serota
Hello Neighbors and Friends --
As we head into September, I’d like to update residents on some of the many things happening in our Village.
Phase One Park Revitalization. As you may recall from previous newsletters, the infra-structure of our Nature Park (or lack thereof) was underscored by a visit from the folks at the National Park Service. As a result, we have been playing catch up on the work that needs to be done there. Deputy Mayor and Parks Commissioner,
Caroline Bazzini has been working non stop along with our Village Superintendent, Tim Dougherty, Trustee and Road Commissioner, Rob Antonucci, and our hard-working road crew Rich Holdcroft and Alan Robbins. We are proud of what has been done and
invite you to see Phase One of our Park revitalization. Please join us on September 24th to take a first look at our Park as we raise the flag in our newly created Flag Garden and cut the ribbon to our Horse Meadow. See Invitation at right. Call our Village office if you have questions.
Wheatley Road. I know it goes without saying that we all look forward to the completion of Wheatley Road. The Jericho Water District (JWD) is about to finish their portion of the work, replacing a 90-year old water main under the road. In the upcoming days, Nassau County will continue their work with Adjo Contracting to complete the drainage, curbing and finally, last but not least, the most important part to those of us who ride the road daily — resurfacing the road. It’s been an ordeal beyond what anyone thought — but a new paved road is in sight. Although the road will continue to be closed on and off for the next 45-60 days, there will no longer be all day closings. I will email residents with a final schedule as soon as I get word from Nassau County.
Route 107 continues to have major issues, but rest assured that we are making every attempt to get the NYS-DOT to live up to its responsibilities. Conditions, as you know, are bad and getting worse. We have contacted all of our representatives from Assemblyman Montesano, and State Senator Marcellino to Governor Cuomo’s office — demanding action from the DOT. I will keep you updated.
Village Roads. Our 2016 Road Project for the Village has been fully funded and work will begin shortly. Look for the complete resurfacing of Norgate Road, MacLean Drive, Old Wheatley and that portion of Whitney within our Village.
Repairing potholes, curbs and road
damage are also on the list for Wenwood and other locations.
Welcome Elliot Conway. For those who may not be aware, Upper Brookville has elected a new mayor, Elliot Conway, who took office July 1st. Mr. Conway’s duties also included taking over as Chairperson of the Board of Police Commissioners of the OBPD for this fiscal year. Mayor Conway wasted no time in getting up to speed so that he could meet the needs of the Board
as it works together with the OBPD. We wish him much success in his new role as Upper Brookville’s Mayor.
As always, I can be reached at email@example.com. School’s open. Be safe.
As always, I can be reached at MayorSerota@villageofbrookville.com.