Good afternoon everyone – I would like to thank you all for attending this afternoon’s event to commemorate an important milestone for our Village – the ground breaking for our Village Hall expansion and associated renovation project for our existing building.
I also want to express my thanks to our invited guests – County Legislator Josh Lafazan and Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joe Saladino for stopping by. After my remarks, I would like to invite Josh and Joe to say a few words to recognize this important day for the Village of Old Brookville.
Pictured are United States Congressman Tom Suozzi presenting a mock check to Old Brookville Mayor Bernie Ryba representing funds allocated to the Village from the federal American Rescue Plan to offset municipal costs related to the coronavirus pandemic.
Pursuant to New York State Executive Order 203, the Old Brookville Police Department has drafted a police reform and reinvention collaborative. This draft document can be downloaded here and is being presented for public comment following collaborative meetings with community leaders and representatives, it is very important the Village and Police Department receive input on this plan for police reform. Positive change and reform can only be accomplished if our citizens review the plan and provide comments, suggestions and recommendations.
Comments and feedback must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off at Police Headquarters in writing at 5701 Northern Blvd., Upper Brookville, NY 11545 by March 8, 2021.
On Tuesday, June 18th, just one day after Congressman Tom Suozzi’s press conference at the Village of Old Brookville, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that the new rules would “require additional internal evaluation” by the agency and that it will meet with stakeholders before any action is taken. This statement was made, despite previous assurances and absolute confirmation from the FAA to Congressman Suozzi that the new rules would go into effect on Monday, June 24th. What follows is a recent Newsday editorial for your review which summarizes the issue and responds to the FAA’s postponement on behalf of all communities on Long Island adversely affected by jet noise. Click here to view the article
Mayor Bernie Ryba took part in a press conference outside Village Hall on June 17 with other elected officials, including U.S. Congressmen Tom Suozzi and Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, to address the issue of increased air traffic over the Village of Old Brookville and how the constant noise has negatively impacted the residents’ quality of life. Congressman Fitzpatrick, who is a member of the House Aviation Subcommittee, added that it is not just a quality-of-life issue, but one that affects public health and the environment. Continue reading “Mayor Ryba Joins Elected Officials in Calling For Reduction in Air Traffic over the Village”
The Village has been notified by the New York State Department of Transportation that a traffic light will be installed at the intersection of Cedar Swamp Road and Hegeman’s Lane sometime during the summer. As many are aware, this particular intersection is very congested during the morning and evening commute hours from Monday through Friday. A traffic light will further assume the smooth passage of traffic and improve the safety profile of the intersection. Plans detailing the installation and location are on file at Village Hall and are available for review on request.
The Village is pleased to announce that after many months of delay, all approvals have finally been received from The New York State Department of Transportation for the beautification of the planting triangle at the intersection of McCoun’s Lane and Glen Cove Road. The work will be done by Paul’s Nursery following landscaping plans that were previously approved by the Village. Seasonal plantings will be made featuring annuals with traditional colors of spring, summer and fall for the enjoyment of all at this busy intersection. Coupled with the plantings in the planting beds around the “Welcome to Old Brookville” signs, this planting triangle will certainly be a welcome addition to the beautification of the Village.
On May 24, 2019 the Village of Old Brookville enacted a local ordinance. Local Law #1-2019 “Rentals” addresses short term rentals in our Village. The renting, leasing or letting of short term rental property or the advertising thereof in any median is now prohibited for a residential property in the Village of Old Brookville. View Local Law 1-2019
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