Informational Meeting Set to Review Heartland Development in Islip Town

Islip, NY - Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, along with members of the Islip Town Board and the Islip Planning Commissioner and staff, will convene an informational meeting on Thursday, March 30th at 11 am, regarding the Heartland Town Square application. A presentation by Islip Town planners will outline the Heartland Town Square proposal.

The informational meeting for the Islip Town Board is open to the public. There is no public portion during this meeting, however, a public hearing will be held at the future change of zone meeting. Public comment can be submitted through the Town’s new online form, beginning March 16, 2017, by clicking here.

Launched today, this issue-specific link on the Town’s webpage allows residents to submit their input on the Heartland Town Square proposal. All comments will then be reviewed by the Town’s Planning and Development Department, and presented to the Islip Town Board, and will become part of the permanent public record.

The Heartland Town Square, proposed by developer Gerald Wolkoff, is a multi-million square foot proposal of mixed-use space, consisting of work, living and retail, at the former Pilgrim State property in Brentwood.

“This is one of the most important issues to ever come before the Islip Town Board,” says Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “Our online tool will allow anyone who wishes, to present their opinions in a way that ensures every voice is heard.”

Nominations Being Accepted for Women’s History 2017 Celebration

Islip, NY - The Town of Islip is currently accepting nominations for the 2017 Women’s History Celebration. The Town of Islip will recognize individuals who live and/or work in the Town of Islip, and who have made significant contributions to the Islip community.  The celebration will take place at the afternoon Town Board Meeting on March 21st.

To nominate a community member you must submit a nomination form before the deadline listed below.  The forms and category list can be downloaded from our website by visiting Applications can be mailed to the Department of Parks & Recreation, Attn: M. Figalora, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip, NY 11730, fax to (631) 224-5316, or e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  In addition, a short biography, resume and letters of recommendation must be attached to the nomination form.

Honorees will be selected based on their accomplishments and contributions to the Town of Islip Community.

Nominations must be received by Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

For more information or assistance, please call the Department of Parks and Recreation at (631) 595-3500 ext.1033 or (631) 224-5310.

Town of Islip to Discount Commercial Compliance Permit Fees

Islip, NY - The Town of Islip is implementing a Compliance Incentive Program to allow projects that were previously completed without a permit to be brought into compliance. The program is aimed at protecting public health and safety by encouraging commercial property owners to complete the Town’s permit process.  The Town’s goal is to ensure that buildings are safe, habitable and in compliance with the New York State Building Code, as well as the Islip Town Code.  To encourage participation by local businesses, the Town is discounting its Certificate of Compliance fees for commercial properties by 40%.

In addition to ensuring that safety issues are addressed by legalizing their properties, the owners will have assurance that work completed will not void any insurance claims, and they will have the permits required by financial institutions for loans and refinancing.  Commercial property owners are encouraged to take advantage of this short-term Compliance Incentive Program as soon as possible.  The Town does not anticipate renewing this program after it ends.  

"This is a one-time program designed to remedy a serious public safety issue. I urge property owners to come forward and bring their buildings up to code," said Supervisor Angie Carpenter. "Our inspectors and Planning Department officials are eager to work with these local businesses and guide them through this process."

To be eligible for this temporary program, the unpermitted activity must have occurred prior to January 31, 2013 and a complete Certificate of Compliance permit filed with the Building Department by May 31, 2017.  If the Town grants a permit, the previously unpermitted structure must be brought into compliance within one year.  If a violation has been reported and an appearance ticket issued, property owners will no longer qualify for this program. Enforcement efforts will be increased once the Compliance Incentive Program officially ends.   

For more information, call the Islip Town Planning Department at (631) 224-5466. 

Local Eagle Scout Recognized for Contributions to Community

Islip, NY – Islip Town Councilman Steve Flotteron recently attended the Eagle Award ceremony for Ryan David Maziarz of Troop 327. Councilman Flotteron thanked Mr. Maziarz for his dedication to the local community, and commended his years of service to projects that have benefited local residents. 

Local Eagle Scout Honored for Years of Service

Islip, NY – Islip Town Councilman Steve Flotteron recently attended the Eagle Award ceremony for Harrison Gieraltowski of Troop 205 in Great River. Mr. Gieraltowski has been a dedicated Boy Scout for many years and has been involved in numerous projects that have benefitted the community. Councilman Flotteron thanked Mr. Gieraltowski for his many years of service to the greater Islip area.