you are all well aware, on October 29th and 30th,
our residents were hit by a super storm which delivered
the most devastation we have ever witnessed.
Hurricane Sandy ravaged our Village and our
But in the aftermath of the sorrow, disruption,
loss of property and the robbing of almost everything that
residents affected have ever had, I donít think that I
can put into words how proud I am of the residents of this
Village and the many benefactors that we have been touched
by with the help and love that has been poured onto all of
from all over have assisted in the cleanup and recovery
effort as well as providing much needed supplies to those
hit the hardest. It
is true that when the chips are down, people prove that
they are willing to sacrifice to help others I need.
Even some of the people who themselves were
suffering, were comforting others in worse shape than they
were in. It
was truly magnificent and again, as Mayor of this great
Village, I cannot express my gratitude in words for what
you all have provided.
damage, especially south of Montauk Highway was
reminiscent of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans back in
destruction the likes of which we could not even imagine
want to thank my Emergency Management Team led by
Emergency Management Chief Ray Fais, Deputy Mayor Kevin
McCaffrey, Village Administrator Shawn Cullinane and
Deputy Administrator Doug Madlon.
They were assisted by the Village Board Members,
the Department of Public Works, who did an outstanding job
with the tree removal and of course, all of the Village
Hall Staff who manned telephones, put together a food
pantry in the conference room for those residents who
needed food and supplies, and provided general information
and comfort to those who needed it most.
thanks are in order for our dear friend and Babylon Town
Supervisor, Rich Schaffer.
His Administration provided so many resources, such
as town vehicles and pay loaders, to assist us in the
cleanup and recovery effort.
Thanks to Governor Andrew Cuomo, County Executive
Steve Bellone, Assemblyman Bob Sweeney and of course, all
of the volunteers and local organizations from Camp
Bulldog to all of the Church Organizations; the Knights of
Columbus, Chamber of Commerce, you name them, they helped
Rotary, Scout Troops, the local middle school and high
school sports teams, too many to name.
Thank you and God Bless all of you for your
kindness and love.
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 as we rebuild our