9/5/23 Board Report

Moment of Silence

Before the start of the meeting, Mayor Fitzgerald held a moment of silence in honor of Ex-Chief Mike Ostipwko who served over 50 years in the volunteer Floral Park Fire Department. Mike became a member of Rescue Company in 1971 and rose through the ranks to become a Chief in 1988.

Deputy Village Clerk Sworn In

Mayor Fitzgerald then swore in new employee, Lara Verbanac, as Deputy Village Clerk. Congratulations Lara!

Mayor Kevin Fitzgerald swearing in Deputy Village Clerk Lara Verbanac.

(From L-R): Trustee Frank Chiara, Deputy Mayor Dr. Lynn Pombonyo, Deputy Village Clerk Lara Verbanac, Mayor Kevin Fitzgerald, Trustee Jennifer Stewart, and Trustee Longobardi.


Mayor Fitzgerald also expressed his appreciation to Kurt Meyfohrt, Tom Dillon, Joe Derby, Darlene Lanza and Trustee Mike Longobardi for all their hard work this summer at the pool. A lot goes into making the pool run efficiently so that it can be enjoyed by all. Thank you to all that were involved!

He then reminded everyone that the fall hockey league, Screaming Eagles, is already taking signups and will be starting shortly.

9/11 Memorial Ceremony

On Monday, September 11, 2023 is the 22nd Anniversary of 9/11. We will be having our ceremony, which is very poignant and always well attended, at 8:30 am in front of Village Hall. If you’re available, please attend.

Military Tribute Banner Program

Lastly, the Military Tribute Banner Program that we announced six weeks ago has been very well received. We have over 80 banners on order and ready to go. We would like to have the banners displayed no later than November 1st just before Veterans Day and in time for the Veterans Day Parade, November 11th. If you are interested in participating in the banner program you may go to the village website https://fpvillage.org/coming-soon-floral-park-military-tribute-banner-program/ or you may call Village Hall if you need assistance. Orders for banners should be ordered no later than 9/15/23 in order for it to be displayed on time. Mayor Fitzgerald said that he has been to other Villages who have participated in this program and they look really sharp. Thank you to all those who have already sponsored a hero!

The next Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for Tuesday, September 19, 2023.