June 12, 2020
The last couple of months provided a challenge for the Village. However, the lockdown brought out the best in its residents, showing resiliency, kindness and generosity. The Village has kept its lines of communications open by posting notices online and sending messages through email and social media.
Throughout this crisis, our Village has stuck together. We saw neighbors helping neighbors in these unsettling and troubling times, whether it was making and donating masks to local medical personnel, or volunteering their time going grocery shopping for those unable to leave their homes. During this time, the Village has been doing its part, distributing 1,280 face masks to local residents on three separate days: May 20, May 27 and June 10. We have also enclosed a flyer announcing another face mask distribution event on June 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Village Hall.
In a show of unity, we placed American flags in front of the homes of our residents on June 14, in honor of Flag Day. This has taken place throughout the Village for the past 10 years.
Our Village office employees have already returned to work, helping to make our government run more efficiently. Village Hall will be reopening to the general public, effective June 22. However, this will be on a part-time basis, operating weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., except on Wednesdays, when the office is closed.
We have kept our Public Safety Department open during this time, protecting the Village and keeping our residents safe. Our Sanitation Department has been working around the clock to “Keep Islandia Clean” by continuing its garbage service. Our Highway Department has also been working very hard; the summer crews have begun sweeping the streets, keeping our roadways clean and safe. In addition, the Suffolk County Force Main project is nearing completion.
If you have any questions, or if you would just like to chat, you may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will answer every email. You may also fill out our contact form at www.newvillageofislandia.com to receive updates via email.
Allan M. Dorman