04/02/24 Board Report

Prior to the start of the meeting, Mayor Fitzgerald held a moment of silence to honor slain NYPD Detective Jonathan Diller who was killed in the line of duty.

West End Drainage Project

I’m pleased to announce that last week, Congressman Anthony D’Esposito was able to obtain for the Village of Floral Park a $4.05 million dollar grant for the long-awaited drainage project in the West End. That project originally started with Mayor Tweedy more then 10-15 years ago. He was able to get the land from NY State with the help of our then State Senator Jack Martins and were able to get an easement at Belmont Park.  All documents are ready for submittal and will be going out to bid shortly. Once we get the bid, we will hold a meeting with the residents in the West End to explain to them exactly what the project entails and what the anticipated timeframe is. Without Congressman D’Esposito’s assistance this project would never have gotten off the ground. This is a very large and costly project that is long overdue and much needed in the West End.

CONGRESSMAN ANTHONY D’ESPOSITO Secures an Additional $5.4 MILLION in Federal Funding for Community Projects in NY-04 | Representative D’Esposito (house.gov)

Budget Hearing

Public Service Announcement: On Wednesday, April 10th at 8 PM is our Budget Hearing in Village Hall. If you attend one meeting a year, I encourage Village residents to attend this one. It’s a good way not only to learn how the money is spent but how the Village operates on a day-to-day basis.