WEST ISLIP ASSOCIATION

Please Note:  As of January 2012, this website is no longer being updated.  Current information about the groups' acitivities can be found here:

http://on.fb.me/o6hFTF

 

August 2011

On Friday, August 4th, residents driving along Udall Road honked their horns in appreciation for the efforts of the West Islip Association.  Thanks to an Omnibus Grant sponsored by Suffolk County Legislator Thomas Barraga, the Association arranged for the installation of nine Hyde Park benches at designated bus stops in the West Islip community.  The Grant was implemented to correspond with the mission to promote economic development.

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Please note revised information about the proposed Laundromat on Union Blvd: 

WIA has learned that the hours of operation for the proposed Laundromat will be 7 days a week from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. There will be a closed circuit TV security system and a minimum of one attendant during hours of operation. Councilman Steve Flotteran is proposing Zoning changes for all proposed 24 hr. type operations in Islip Township. To support his efforts please write to Town of Islip Zoning Board, 655 Main Street, Islip, NY 11751

 

Memorial Day Parade 2011

(Click photo to see video)

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On Thursday April 7th, the Town of Islip kicked off the graffiti removal season by cleaning the defaced areas behind the Blockbuster store and the King Kullen shopping center on Union Blvd in West Islip. The project was coordinated with town officals, and property management by the West Islip Association,after a walkthrough last November at the site.with Supervisor Nolan and Councilman Parrington. The West Islip Association pledges to continue its efforts to improve the quality of life in our town.

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We were sorry to see LaGrange close again November 2010 - we'll post any news about plans to reopen.

Happy News for West Islip!  The LaGrange Inn has reopened. On April 26, 2010 residents and elected officials gathered to extend a warm welcome to the community.  Shown below are members of the Association with with the 3 new proprietors, Dennis Garren, David Rousso and Scott DiDonna in the middle.

Thanks to Greg Sleter,  www.westisliptribune.com for the photo.

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Good News!  The Pace building project on the Ford property (Montauk Highway) has been approved by the Town. 

On Jan. 13, 2010, the West Islip Association hosted a presentation by Eric Alexander, Executive Director of Vision Long Island at the West Islip Public Library. The evening featured a slide presentation of the hamlet of West Islip and the areas which are currently in need of refurbishment. Vision Long Island assists local communities in creating areas that are esthetically pleasing, while incorporating Smart Growth Principles. These include mixed land use, compact building design, creating housing opportunities, walkable communities, preserving open space, reinvesting in existing communities, transportation hubs, encouraging citizen participation and green building design. Mr. Alexander’s presentation was met with a positive response by the many residents and public officials in attendance     Photo 

   Emergency Preparedness Program

A Standing-Room-Only audience attended this December 2 presentation
                           
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Thank you to everyone who stopped by our table at the West Islip Summit on Oct. 28 and at the West Islip Country Fair on September 20, and to our generous sponsors. (Hawley Corner Gift Shop, Tower Flowers, Classic Awnings, Cafe Flowers)

                        

                           

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Please remember to bring non-perishable food items to each meeting for our ongoing food collection for local needy families.  All donations are brought to local food pantries.

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The West Islip Association is an organization in the West Islip, NY community - formed by members of the LaGrange Inn Task Force to broaden their scope of activities

A meeting of the West Islip Chamber of Commerce on March 13, 2008 was attended by almost 500 West Islip residents.  The subject at issue was the proposed construction of a Walgreen's Pharmacy on the grounds of the LaGrange Inn on the northwest corner of Higbie Lane and Montauk Highway in West Islip.

Although the LaGrange Inn had not been designated as an Historical Preservation Site, in the minds and hearts
of long-time West Islip residents, it represents what this community was in the history of our country.
It is the centerpiece of West Islip. So spoke many on March 13, 2008.

In response to the negative reaction to the plan, Legislator Tom Barraga proposed the formation
of the La Grange Task Force to research, develop and recommend alternative plans for the future
of the site where the historic LaGrange Inn is currently located.

It was energized by the tremendous support and encouragement of Islip Town Officials including
Town of Islip Supervisor Phil Nolan, Town of Islip Planning Board Commissioner Gene Murphy,
and Town of Islip Economic and Development Division Director William G. Mannix.

When local groups approached the Task Force with suggestions of other problems which should be   addressed, it became evident that a broader consideration was needed.  The West Islip Association was  formed to enrich the community to the benefit of its businesses, its visitors and its residents. The Association
has still to articulate a set of rules by which to operate and the group is now in the process of doing so.

Contact us at:  wiassociation@yahoo.com