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July 2018

Dear Residents

I am writing to give you updates on a few important issues that are affecting the Village and to let you know about some exciting, upcoming events that have been planned by our committees.

First, I would like to welcome our new trustees taking office. Peter Chang and Robert Gal were nominated by our Village Party and were recently elected in the general election. I am looking forward to them taking office in July. I would also like to thank Trustees Fred Handsman and Alan Mindel for their dedicated service to our Village. Both men put in many hours into making our Village a better place. They will be missed and I look forward to them being involved in other ways for the Village. Peter and Robert have big shoes to fill but I am confident that they will do a great job.

On a budgetary matter, we recently completed our Village wide re-assessment project. In accordance with NYS law we must keep our home and commercial assessments up to date. This requires that we go through this process every few years. Each homeowner was notified of their new assessed value and had a right to a hearing. You should have recently received your updated Village tax bill. Some of you will see increases in your bill and some will see decreases. This is part of the process. As mentioned above this was done on the commercial side as well. The commercial side of the Village is an important component of our total village tax structure.

I want to also take this opportunity to alert you to a few Village code matters. Please remember that cars are not allowed to park on our roadways. We are taking enforcement seriously as our police chief believes that cars parked on the street creates safety issues. It also will help out our police to notice any unusual activity in the neighborhood. If there is room in your driveway, please do not leave your car on the roadway. When you are having a function or guests at your home that will result in your guests parking on roadways, please call the police to inform them. Our dispatchers are prepared to handle your phone call. In addition, make sure your guests park on the same side of the street so as to allow access for emergency vehicles to pass through. The police will provide you with “no parking” signs that can be placed on the opposite side of the street to avoid cars parking opposite each other. The police will ask that a car be removed from the roadway if it causes a hazardous condition. We are trying to use common sense when it comes to this issue and if there is no good reason to park on the roadway, please do not do it.

Second, if you are doing construction on your home or are building a new home, please remember there is no construction or work allowed on the weekends or Federal holidays. Work is allowed Monday thru Friday from 8am to 6pm. In addition, the construction site MUST be maintained. Grass must be cut. Streets in front of site must be kept clean. All garbage and debris must be disposed of or kept neatly in a dumpster. Please be considerate to your neighbors during the process. If there are violations of these rules the homeowner will receive a summons. There are no warnings. If the building department or the police see or get a call about work being done outside the code time frame, a summons will be issued.

The third topic is alarm monitoring and Central Station. The Village is in the process of changing monitoring companies to General Alarm. Previously, we had a contract with Worldwide and many of you used their service. Worldwide sold off their monitoring company to a third party without giving notice to the Village or our police department. Due to this change we were forced to change monitoring software. This system was not as functional or as detailed as the previous software we used. Thankfully, General Alarm uses the software that Worldwide previously used and is able to take over the monitoring without much upset to our police department. We have negotiated very reasonable rates and the monitoring is handled by our police directly. You should be receiving information directly from General in the mail shortly.

Lastly, Culinart is kind enough to provide coffee and breakfast items in the morning at our village grill room. The coffee and goodies provided by our caterer are to be consumed on the premises. Please do not abuse this privilege.

Now on to the great events that have been planned by the hardworking committee members for this summer. The park and pool are in full swing. Once again the park commission has planned movie nights on the following evenings; Friday August 3 and Friday, August 31. Water aerobics is three times a week at 11am to 12 noon on Sundays and Monday and Thursdays from 5:45pm to 6:45pm. There is also a Men’s and Women’s tennis league. You can contact the Village office for more info. Please be on the look-out for future post cards and emails for all events. Remember the park is now on social media. Follow all that’s happening on Facebook at Lake Success Park Page and Instagram page at lakesuccesspark.

On Saturday, July 28th from 4:30pm to 8:00pm the Village is planning the second annual LAKE SUCCESS BLOCK PARTY ON THE VILLAGE GREEN. Last year’s event was a huge success. We will provide a free barbeque for village residents which will include hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, steak and chicken for all. We will also include all sides and nonalcoholic beverages. For dessert there will be a Mr. Softee truck and an Italian ice truck. In addition we will have live entertainment featuring the band “Five Stone” which covers the music of the 70’s 80’s and 90’s. We invite you to bring your friends and relatives. Food for non VLS residents will be $15 per person and $5 for children under 12 years old. Bring chairs and tables, come out meet your neighbors, enjoy some great music and let’s have a fun time together.

The Village Club also has a summer full of events for your dining and entertaining pleasure. Don’t forget the “White Party” on Friday, July 27 and a new event on Friday, July 13 “Sushi, Sake, Sing” complete with Karaoke. During July and August we also have Friday night “Bistro at the Lake” dinners from 4pm- 8pm and the popular Sunday “Surf and Turf” night. Contact the Grill Room at 516-829-5364 for information and reservations.


Adam C. Hoffman