“As your Mayor, I am extremely proud of our Village team. By working together, we are making this Village great.”
Our Public-Safety Department, headed by Pat McCall, has been working with the Suffolk County Police Department (SCPD) to shut down more than 20 illegal homes. These buildings either did not have valid rental permits or they housed illegal squatters. The SCPD has been making arrests and the Village has been securing the properties.
We have been working on these homes on a case-by-case basis. The citizens of Mastic Beach are the eyes and ears of this community and if you see something, say something by calling our Public -Safety Office at 631-281-2326 ext. 324.
The new Building Department hours are working out well. The designated hours enable residents to meet with the Building Inspectors. Residents can still mail completed permit applications without meeting with the inspectors.
In-person permit applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. This allows residents the opportunity to speak with a Building Inspector on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:15–11:15 a.m. and on Wednesdays from 4:30–7:00 p.m.
All other times our Building Inspectors are examining plans and files or out inspecting homes for building permits, rentals permits or are working with Public Safety on “Operation Take-Back.” Thank you for understanding and keeping to the schedule.
The Village of Mastic Beach now owns 230 Forest Drive West and has begun to vet a qualified not-for-profit to rehabilitate this house for a veteran. There are quite a few groups that work with residents to help with home ownership for all qualified applicants including veterans. Applications are on the website: www.masticbeachvillageny.gov/homeowner.
PAVING PROJECT IS COMPLETE
We are excited to have Mastic Road paved with minimal upset to school buses and residents. H2M Engineering and Suffolk Asphalt Corp. did an excellent job finishing the road safely and on time. We were euphoric the pavers could accommodate a tight schedule by working over the school holiday causing minimal disruption to students. Thank you for your patience throughout the week and enjoy your new road!
Department of Public Works (DPW) Superintendent Peter Costelloe and his team are in the autumn stages of “Operation Overgrowth.” They have been clearing brush, making sure hydrants are clear of debris and are preparing the roads for falling leaves and snow.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know where there are potholes that need filling before winter.
Please place leaves in paper bags. Branches must be six (6) inches in diameter or less, cut into four- (4- ) foot lengths and bundled. Bags of leaves and bundles of branches must be placed curbside on Sunday night for weekly pickup. The weeks there will not be yard-waste pickup are Columbus Week, October 11–17, Thanksgiving Week, November 22–28, and Christmas Week, December 20–26. Please check the schedule at www.masticbeachvillageny.gov/dpw.
We are preparing for the winter snow season by taking applications for snow-plow removal beginning the Third (3rd) Tuesday of October. If you are interested in plowing for the Village this winter, please be sure to fill out an application and mail it to the attention of the clerk postmarked by November 12, 2015.
By January, the state should announce the recipients of the Community Grants. We applied for these grants to cover the $70,000 cost of the Comprehensive Plan. Regardless of the award outcome, we shall begin planning in early 2016.