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A Message from the Mayor

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I hope this letter finds you and your family well and that 2024 is off to a good start.

I am pleased to inform you that once again, The Village Board of Trustees passed a budget for 2024 that continues to freeze taxes. We also eliminated the garbage tax for the fourteenth year in a row, saving residents an average of $500-$550 per year, compared to what they would expect to pay if they lived outside the Village. This, combined with the 50% tax cuts in 2017 and 2018 still in place, thanks to our Taxpayer Relief Agreement with Jake’s 58, saves residents over $1,100 per year on average, depending on the assessed value of their home. Together, we continue to demonstrate that local village governments can lower the tax burden on residents while, at the same time, improve local quality of life.

As I reported last year, at the request of the Governor of New York and Suffolk OTB, the Village has agreed to the installation of 1,000 additional video lottery terminals at Jake’s 58. As part of the agreement, upon completion of the expansion of the hotel and parking garage within two years, revenue for the Village will more than double to $4.6 million per year for the next 20 years. I am pleased to inform you that, as a result, the agreement will eliminate the need for Village property taxes beginning in 2025- 26 for the foreseeable future.

In addition, we are also working on an incentive program to help residents pay their school taxes. We often hear that the high cost of living and taxes are driving forces for so many residents, especially our seniors, to leave Long Island. Combined with the elimination of the Village and garbage taxes, this incentive program will help make Islandia one of the most attractive — and the most affordable — communities to live in on Long Island and will help many of our residents stay in the place where they raised their families and called home.

Our park continues to be one of the focal points with respect to improving quality of life in our Village. The First Responders Recreational Ball Field is a true state-of-the-art complex featuring ball fields for youth and community baseball and softball games, a concession stand, restrooms, a gazebo, a playground, and an exercise path with ten different exercise stations. We are planning additions to the Park this year that I am sure you will be pleased to see. The First Responders Recreation Ball Field and the 9/11 Memorial are both living up to the highest standards of giving recognition to our first responders, who sacrificed and continue to serve our communities.

Our residents are enjoying the new pickleball courts that we installed last year, thanks to Village Trustees Victor Montanez III and Raymond Bush, who spearheaded this project. We had a great turnout for our grand opening and everyone had a lot of fun. If you wish to reserve a court, go to and download the app.

After being under two years of COVID safety restrictions, our events returned to normalcy this year and our residents came out in droves to spend time with their neighbors. Over 600 people attended the Village BBQ at First Responders Recreational Ball Field and over 800 at the Fall Festival event. More than 200 people attended our holiday buffet and tree lighting events. We are also looking to bring back Music Under the Stars in front of the gazebo and Family Movie Night on the big screen.

I am also pleased to inform you that the Village completed its comprehensive street lighting program last year. The new lighting is helping to enhance public safety and improve the aesthetics of our neighborhoods. Through the program, we replaced over 300 lights with LED lighting in our residential community.

In December, we provided keys and deeds to three houses for three female war veterans. The selection of who would receive these homes was based on the need for the often overlooked community of female veterans. This spring, we will have a special ceremony welcoming our new neighbors. Residents will be invited to attend.

In addition, the Col. Francis S. Midura Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12144 celebrated its grand reopening with its expanded meeting space. The space will easily accommodate the current veterans during its monthly meetings and serve as a recruiting tool to attract more veterans to the post.

The Village also takes care of its seniors. We encourage our seniors to visit the Senior Center. It is a great place to go and meet your neighbors, play games, watch movies and attend special events. Please check our website for more information about our upcoming events.

Thank you again for the opportunity to serve you as your Mayor and remember: this is only the beginning! Please don’t hesitate to email me at or call me at (631) 348-1133 with any questions.



Allan M. Dorman

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