so far, we have had a very strange winter!
One week it was 60 degrees and then the temperature
drooped all the way down to 10!
That is why Deputy
Mayor Mike Lavorata and I want to remind residents that
driving during the winter months can be extremely
dangerous, especially when it snows. However, driving with
extra caution and adhering to the rules of the road can
help to ensure safe passage for all motorists!
Motorists can enhance safety, visibility, and mobility
throughout the season by making sure that our vehicles are
driving, be sure to clear all windows, lights and external
mirrors of snow and ice, be observant of roadway
conditions and proceed at appropriate speeds.
In the event of a snow emergency, be alert to weather
advisories. If you do not need to travel, stay put until
the roads are cleared of snow and ice.
If you must drive: 1) Plan alternate ways and allow
extra time to travel to main routes and to your place of
destination; 2) Slow down, brake slowly and allow plenty
of room between you and the vehicle ahead of you; 3)
During times of reduced visibility, watch for pedestrians,
bicycles and disabled vehicles; 4) Maintain your vehicle
properly. Check your car battery and replenish antifreeze
and windshield washer fluids.
Always keep a flashlight, snowbrush, ice scraper,
jumper cables, blankets and an extra set of clothes in
your vehicle and finally, 5) Keep a cell phone and charger
soon as you are aware that bad weather is on the way, make
every effort to keep your car off the street. This
protects your car from being plowed in or being hit by
passing vehicles and the snowplow has space to safely plow
the snow. Generally
speaking when shoveling out the mouth of your driveway,
throw the snow to the right of your driveway. Throwing or
plowing snow into the road can create a patch of snow and
ice and cause a hazardous condition.
It is unlawful to shovel or dump snow into spaces
reserved for handicap parking.
“Let’s be even more careful this winter than in the
past by working to prevent motor vehicle accidents by
taking that extra step to ensure the safety of yourself
and your fellow motorists,” notes Deputy Mayor Mike
to the Lindenhurst Fire Department, the Chamber of
Commerce, the Business Improvement District (BID), the
Mayor’s Beautification Society and the Village
Administration for a wonderful Holiday Celebration on
December 7, 2014. Each
year, the parades get better and better and the Village
Park, looked wonderful with Christmas lighting, garland
and lights, which really added to the celebration of the
Avenue was truly a Holiday Paradise for most of the day!
Our good friend and retiring, Assemblyman Bob
Sweeney, was given the honor of lighting the tree!
BID is continuing to work with the merchants and landlords
to fill the vacant stores.
Also, please don’t forget to patronize our great
restaurants including: La Villa Gaia Restaurant at 101 N.
Wellwood Avenue; Goccia D’Oro at 118 S. Wellwood Avenue;
the Village Lanterne at 143 N. Wellwood Avenue as well as
Kabuki at 183 S. Wellwood Avenue. These restaurants
illustrate just how seriously both the Administration and
the BID are with continuing the improvement and
development of the Business District!
administration continues to encourage residents to share
their ideas, suggestions and concerns with us.
Our partnership with the various civic, service and
community organizations have strengthened because we all
have the same goal of keeping Lindenhurst as a great place
to live, work and enjoy!
with the Board of Trustees, our Administrative staff and
all the employees of the Village, we look forward to
continue to serve the Village to the best of our abilities
for the betterment of Lindenhurst!