Friday, 30 November 2012 00:00
Westbury Mayor Peter Cavallaro announced that as the Village of Westbury continues to clean up after Hurricane Sandy and the nor’easter, the village board has decided to waive certain building department fees related to storm repairs.
“Our DPW crews and staff have worked tirelessly, and we thank them, for their efforts in getting our village back to normal. We have much more work to do to clean up remaining debris, replace or repair lost or damaged street signs and do all of the other things that are necessary to repair damage and return to normal,” the mayor said.
Cavallaro noted that hundreds of village trees, some on houses and cars, were required to be removed, while all village roads were open and all trees on houses removed within days of Sandy.
The mayor said that the village wants to make the repair process as easy as possible for residents who suffered storm-related damage, and so the village will waive building department fees associated with restoration or repair work that is necessitated by the storms.
“The village wants to assist homeowners in their efforts to repair their homes. We will be expediting the review process for storm-related repairs, and we will waive any building permit fees and other fees associated with storm-related work,” the mayor added.
Cavallaro indicated that the waiver would include fees associated with the installation of a generator by homeowners seeking to prevent the loss of power in future storm events.
The mayor said that while fees are normally charged for things such as construction or renovation work, it would not be appropriate to charge residents for such fees for repairs necessitated by the recent storms.
He and the village board understand the frustration that residents had with respect to the delays in power restoration in the aftermath of Sandy, Cavallaro noted. He reiterated that the village was in constant contact with LIPA to assure that as many crews and other assets were dedicated to the village as was appropriate.
“We did everything that we could to make sure that Westbury was not overlooked in the restoration process,” the mayor remarked.
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 00:00
After a year of filling the role as an interim, Mary Lagnado was appointed permanent superintendent of the Westbury Board of Education effective July 1, 2013.
Saturday, 15 June 2013 00:00
Everyone wants to know that their neighborhood is safe. But an omnipresent police force is impossible and extensive home security can be expensive. So the watchful eye of a neighbor can come in handy.
Now in its second year, the Westbury Neighborhood Watch is a small group of residents who stick to the phrase “see something, say something.” Director Jacquelyn McCullough says that the group, comprised mostly of seniors, keeps an eye out for suspicious behavior and looks out for their neighbors. She encourages them to report any odd behavior to her, so she can relay it to the appropriate authorities.
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
Deidree Golbourne has been running track and field all four years she has been at Westbury High School. Her passion for the sport comes from knowing that “you can put your all into it. It’s not a team sport where you have to depend on other people. You get out as much as you put into it.”
Golbourne is also seeded fourth in the state for discus throwing. She says that when she initially picked up discus her freshman year, she wasn’t a fan.
Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00
The U.S. Tennis Association Eastern Long Island Region recently honored Westbury resident Susan Alvy at a celebratory dinner, presenting her with the Hy Zausner Lifetime Achievement Award for her longtime commitment to tennis. The Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury hosted the 23rd annual awards dinner, which honors tennis champions from Nassau and Suffolk County.