Message from the Supervisor


May 24, 2020 - 
WE’RE OPEN!!! (with restrictions)

Fellow Islanders:

Yes!!! We have opened Town Hall to the public on a limited basis starting Tuesday, May 26, 2020.  Hours of operation will be from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and workers will be present in accordance with Governor Cuomo’s guidelines.  Finally!!!  Working from home and virtual meetings is not the same.  I’m a people person.  I want to see and hear from you in person.  Even now, being open at Town Hall does not guarantee that I can see everyone.  We are restricted to having only 50% of essential staff at work at any time. We have divided the staff into two teams.  So, I’ll be in my office every other week until we can go back to full staff at Town Hall.  I and the others on my team will be working from home during the weeks we’re not at Town Hall.  This is being done to try to prevent cross contamination and to prevent any of our services from being damaged by this virus.
If you need to visit Town Hall, you will be subject to an infrared temperature check, you must wear a mask and we must log your visit.  We will record the date, time and who you need to see during your visit.  This is a NYS requirement for contact tracing should anyone be infected.
I really wish we didn’t have to put you through this, but we’re trying to keep everyone safe and do our best to prevent the spread of this disease.
I sincerely hope everyone can stay safe and the end to this pandemic is soon.
Continue to be safe,

John C. Whitney, P.E.
Town Supervisor