A Message from the Mayor
Summer flew by faster than ever and is quickly coming to an end. I know many of you enjoyed it, whether it was days at our wonderful beaches and parks, or a night out on Park Blvd. at one of our many restaurants and shops.
July brought with it the return of our annual Independence Day parade. It was amazing to see the participation from the community this year, which contributed to one of the best parades we have seen in recent memory. We also marked the 4th of July holiday with our Fireworks display, and while the weather could have cooperated more, I know many of you were able to enjoy the larger spectacular show from the comfort of your own homes.
As promised, our Senior Center at Brady Park reopened this summer, and our seniors are back to getting the services they deserve. It is such a pleasure to see our seniors, who have been shut in at home for such a long time, get back to the Senior Center and enjoy time with their friends. Late July also brought with it the final phase of the reconstruction of the Basketball courts at Brady Park.
This year, the Village Board and I set out with a goal to pave more roads than we have in years past. I’m happy to say we accomplished this goal, totaling well over 5.75 Miles between 30 roads. And there’s more to come.
Part of our Public Works project plan included the New York Rising project in partnership with the Town of Oyster Bay to fix a long-standing problem with the drainage sumps in the Village. This included reconstructing a portion of Philadelphia Ave, by Clark Blvd. with new drainage, and changing the elevation of the road to help to mitigate the flooding.
This fall, as we look forward to the months ahead, we will be hosting a Fall festival on October 2nd from 10:30am- 4:30pm on Park Blvd. and Front St. Later that month we will once again be holding our “Safe Halloween Trick or Treat” event on Park Blvd., scheduled for Friday, October 29th from 3:00pm-5:00pm. We ask that residents plan their “trick or treating” on Park Blvd. during these hours, so that our merchants can conduct their business during the day.
As we prepare to mark the 20th anniversary of the horrific terrorist attacks on September 11th, the Village Board and I discussed how to give residents a permanent place on the grounds of Village Hall to remember their friends, family and loved ones. Our memorial is underway, and I invite all who wish to commemorate that day to join us on September 11th at 8:30am for the unveiling.
As we continue to move closer to a sense of normalcy, we are pleased to return to many of our traditional beloved events in the Village. Together with the Village Board, I am looking forward to seeing everyone there and once again celebrating the great sense of community we cherish in Massapequa Park.
As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us here at Village Hall.