9/19/23 Board Report

Floral Park Fire Department

In the last couple of weeks, our Village Volunteer Fire Department is mourning the loss of four of their valued Members. These individuals served the department for many years offering their service, wisdom, and guidance to other members while performing their volunteer service within our community.

  • Chief Mike Ostipikwo, served 51 years as a member of the Rescue Company
  • Chief Frank Wakely, Sr., served 60 years in the Active Company
  • James J Norman, Jr., a firefighter who served for many years in the Active Company
  • Joseph Reardon, an EMT, who was a member of the Rescue Company

These four volunteers highlight the dedication to service that members of the Floral Park Fire Department so proudly portray.

On behalf of the Village of Floral Park, we extend our condolences to the families of these esteemed members. We thank them for supporting their loved ones while they dedicated themselves to volunteering with the Floral Park Fire Department. They will always have our gratitude and thanks for their many years of service and their contribution to making our community safe and a great place to live. May they rest in peace and continue to look over us all.

At the last Fire Council meeting it was announced that Recue Company Member Venetia Chiara has completed the fire service school and is now a certified firefighter.  This increases the number of Rescue Members to six who hold both the certifications as volunteer EMT’s and Firefighters for our department.  Congratulations Venetia and thank you for your service to our Village.

The Department has completed 2 weeks of their annual fire school training. They will be conducting fire drills at our Village schools on October 13, 2023.

Floral Park Library

Every year Nassau County has a program inviting library patrons to tour the 58 libraries in Nassau County. When a patron completes the tour, their name is entered into a raffle for a prize. The theme for this year program was “all together now”.  Kelly from the Floral Park Library staff designed the logo for the 2023 program which was used by all the Nassau libraries.

Our Floral Park Library was visited by 576 patrons and the common comment received from the visitors was how friendly our library was.  Not surprising! Our library staff, led by Pat Eren, does a fantastic job.

On Saturday 9/23 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM the 4th Annual Lawn Sale will take place on the library lawn. The rain date for this event is Sunday 9/24 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  Nearly fifty individuals have signed up for spaces to sell their crafts, books, old items, and new items.  All are invited to come, browse, and purchase items in support of this event.

On Wednesday 9/27 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM the library is hosting a Nassau County Property Tax Exemption Workshop.  This event is sponsored by County Executive Bruce Blakeman’s Office. The workshop will help guide and answer questions on property tax exemption.  If interested, please register at www.floralparklibrary.org.