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April 1, 2020

The proposed 2020/2021 Tentative Budget is currently available for review.  DUE TO COVID-19 RECOMMENDATIONS, NO PUBLIC ATTENDANCE WILL BE PERMITTED FOR THE BOARD MEETINGS ON APRIL 4, 2020 & APRIL 18, 2020. 
Comments or concerns can be directed via email to: info@villageofoceanbeach.org or by regular mail to: P.O. Box 457, Ocean Beach, NY  11770 from April 1, 2020 through April 18, 2020.

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Dear Fellow Community Members and Residents-  

I thought this would be a good time to share with you some of the things your Village, the Board and its workforce are doing during this very challenging time.

Before that, I want to extend my most sincere warm wishes to all your families who are struggling emotionally but hopefully not physically.  I am unaware of any Village resident or employee who has any physical symptoms or is in any danger.  I also want to say thank you to our Village staff.  They are fantastic and a great source of pride, including some not part of Village employment like Dale and her crew next door at the Post Office.    

Just like during Sandy, we are, have been and will rise above this as a community.  We had some very dark days and nights back then but we came back stronger than ever.  This will lessen and then pass at some point.  Until then - everyone must practice the safe social patterns you know about. There is NO reason anyone has to get sick if we all do our part.    

The streets are almost entirely empty here at the moment and we have Chief George and his small crew monitoring to make sure we have a handle on who is here.  We intend to keep it that way for the near term until we see what direction we get from the County and State.    

For quite some time now there have been regular and routine meetings between myself, the fire department, the police and EMS as well as more island wide and regional partners like the FIA and others. This group, known as “the island wide task force” has all of our best interests at its core.  Any updates are shared with us quite rapidly.  At this moment, there is nothing critical to report on that front and I like that news. You should too.  If that changes, I will let you know. 

Our office hours are now such that staff is working remotely but the daily work of the Village continues.  This includes budget review, critical repairs, web-based meetings and community liaison with the State and County etc.  

In regards to the budget, it is my firm belief that we need a zero percent “hold the line” budget this year, and I am in talks with our board, the Village Administrator and Counsel to see what temporary hardship relief we can give our taxpayers.  More on that to come. I just wanted you to know that I know you are concerned and suffering.  Your whole Board knows that as well.  

Ongoing construction is another important and complex topic to resolve and we are doing that right now by going through the open permits.  Input from the Building Inspector as per the latest NY regulations is critical though we have some unique circumstances on this barrier island.   Finalization of that policy and permit review will happen imminently.  We want a policy that’s safe, effective and works as much as practical for all.  We will finalize those issues and any new rules in connection with the latest County and State requirements. What things constitute critical or emergency work can be slightly different on a barrier island. At the end of the day, we are not letting profit come before safety.  We can thread that needle and be compliant with both the letter and spirit of the law.  Any contractors who are still working at the moment are diligently enforcing existing rules. No new permits are being issued. 

Here are some numbers to know about.  These are facts and figures that I think matter: 

(1) There are 150 families right now in OB. Police have confirmed. There are approximately 250 in our protection district which includes other towns 

(2) The Police meet and greet every boat.  This is only temporary but helps us have clear understanding of the volume, which thus far is ok according to my meetings with Ian and George.  Our street patrols (and my constant walking of the old brown dog) tell us that nearly everyone is staying inside and home. 

(3) Village office is closed but accessible by phone and all staff working from home. The building inspector and village administrator are here when necessary. They are also on the phone with me every day.

(4) l am in touch with the county, town and emergency agencies by conference call every day.  As you might understand there is a natural trickledown effect from Governor Cuomo and County Executive Bellone.  They both understand where and how we fit in. 

(5) I’m out and about constantly. I’m walking every street at least once a day with my old brown dog. Even though there are additional people here, I am very happy to say I don’t see anyone outside who seems out of place. I do see some families out for a short walk and then they go back home.   

We had temporarily closed the bay front playground but allowed it to be opened as there are so few young children here, we see right outside my office door that any families are adhering to very strict and healthy behavior.  We will keep a close eye on that as well. This seemed to be the logical thing to do at the moment. 

I am proud to be helping lead the Village team just like during Sandy.  And as I said, we are here to help and get this Village and your wonderful lives here back to normal.   

Until we get more clarity in the coming days, it is still our belief, my belief, that people should stay where they are and let us make sure that when the time comes, we can welcome you all home with open arms. 

Mayor Jim
3/29/2020 

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IMPORTANT!!  Anyone coming to Ocean Beach and intending to stay, should self-quarantine for 14 days!

Mayor - James Mallott
3/25/2020

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NOTICE 

Until further notice the Village Office located at 315 Cottage Walk, Ocean Beach will be closed to the public.  The Village Office staff will be conducting business via telephone and email.  If you need assistance, please contact the office by telephone at (631)583-5940 and/or email: info@villageofoceanbeach.org 

We urge you to visit our website for any additional updates.  Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times. - 3/20/2020

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/18/2020

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Good morning,

As things rapidly change with the Coronavirus COVID-19 and as more information becomes available I’d like to take this opportunity to update you on how we are dealing with this emergency in Ocean Beach.  

As I have said the Fire Island Ferries are running at this point in time, could that change?  Maybe, we will keep you updated.   At the moment the ferry company is thoroughly cleaning the boats after each trip, there are reserve crews available should the need arise. 

Here in Ocean Beach we already have approximately 100 families taking shelter in their summer homes.  If you are thinking of coming to Ocean Beach to occupy your home, I would like to give you a couple of home truths so you can weigh your decision before you make that move. 

We are in winter mode and emergency service is very, very, limited.  What do I mean when I say that?  Our fire and emergency district runs from Point O’ Woods to Atlantique .  We may have a dozen emergency responders, half may be EMT’s.  Remember they’re volunteers, put yourself in that position and think how you would feel if one of your family members were asked to respond to a call with the  potential of exposure.   Food, such as groceries and “To Go” food from CJ’s, Mermaid Market and Castaway is available now but could cancel at any moment.  Our playground is open, please make sure you clean your children’s hands etc. after you allow them to use the playground equipment.   There is a strong possibility of a shelter in place order from the state.  Think what the consequences of that mean to you and your family, i.e. ferry service cancelled, you may be stranded here for who knows how long. 

So please think long and hard about your decision to come here to Fire Island or even if your here now, your decision to stay.  Please take all advised precautions and stay healthy. 

Sincerely, 

Jim Mallott, Mayor
3/19/2020 

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FERRY TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP
ON OR AFTER APRIL 15, 2020

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** INFO FROM THE OFFICE **

Village Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 9:00AM to 3:00PM

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Hazard Mitigation Survey

Ferry Terminal Improvements

Water Meter

Coalition for Fire Island Waste Water Solutions

Public Election Notice 2019

Ferry Passenger Ridership Totals

LWRP Final Draft 2009

New Well #5, 305 Bayberry Walk, Ocean Beach, NY

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BUDGETS & AUDITS

Tentative Budget 2020-2021

Final Budget 2019-2020

Tentative Budget 2019-2020

Financial Audit 2017-2018

Financial Audit Justice Court 2017-2018

Budget Final 2018-2019

Public Hearing Budget

S&P Rating dated April 2, 2018

Final Budget Approved 2017-2018

Final Budget Approved 2016-2017

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DOWNTOWN REHABILITATION PROJECT

Cameron Engineering & Associates Proposal for Local Waterfront Revitalization Program

Public Notice August 23, 2018

Downtown Rehabilitation Committee

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FEE SCHEDULE

Building Fees Residential

Bulding Fees Commercial

Bulding Fee Water Use

Marina/Docks/Tennis Rates & Reservations

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FIMI

Aerial FIMI Photos

FIMI Minutes January 14, 2016

Robert Spencer FIMI's Letter

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FINS

FINS Deer Management Press Release

Wilderness Breach Management Plan

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FI SEWER TREATMENT PLANT

FIST letter

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PUBLIC NOTICES

Public Notice 2020-2021 Budget Hearing

Public Notice Hearing March 21, 2020

Public Notice Tentative 2020-2021 Assessment

Notice of Tax Sale for Unpaid Taxes

Public Notice Local Law No. 6 of 2019

Public Notice Board of Trustees Meeting 10/5/2019

Public Notice Bond $35,375

Public Notice Bond $135,610

Public Notice Bond $135,610

Public Notice Bond $188,680

Public Notice Bond $501,180

Public Notice Bond $725,235

Public Notice Bond $913,920

Public Notice New Building Code

Public Notice Moratorium House Construction

Public Notice Local Law

Public Notice Eminent Domain

General Election Notice 2019

Levy and Collection of 2019-2020 Real Property Taxes

Public Hearing Special Permit Application

Local Law Smoking Regulation

Budget Hearing 2019

Public Notice Board of Trustess Meeting February 19, 2019

Public Election Notice 2019

Public Notice January 12, 2019

Public Notice Bay Beach RFP

Downtown Rehabilitation Committee

Public Notice Dec. 8, 2018

Public Notice Sept, 20, 2018

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PRESS RELEASES

Governor Cuomo Announces

Steve Bellone. FI Inlet Project Certification Approved

The Letter is an Amalgamation of Participation from the Properties East of the Wash Over at Robbins Rest

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Recipients - Storm Mitigation Loan Program

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OB POLICE DEPARTMENT

OBPD Warning Letter

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RULES

Rules & Suggestions - OB Association

Signage Matter

Village Rules

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SAFE HOUSE & NEW WELL

Resolution for Safe House/New Well

Proposed Site Plan for New Well and Safe House

Presentation & Renderings

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WATER

Drinking Water Quality Report

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WINDSWEPT

Proposed Site Plan for Windswept

Letter from James Mallott

Windswept Renovation Update

New Aerial Windswept Photos

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GIS Map


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