Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter gave her 2019 State of the Town address at Town Hall today, March 19. She described the Town’s accomplishments over the past year.
The cleaning, renovation, and reopening of Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood was described, with Supervisor Carpenter thanking government officials and community advocates for their assistance. She noted: “we turned one of the darkest moments in our town into one of our greatest accomplishments.” Improvements will continue at the site – a skate park is currently in development.
Supervisor Carpenter then mentioned the establishment of several new groups, including: The Town of Islip Park Foundation, an Opioid Task Force, and Disability Advisory Board.
Next, Carpenter noted that she will be requesting a moratorium on recreational marijuana, following Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone’s lead to opt-out of the proposed New York State legislation to legalize it.
The Supervisor touted the strong fiscal status of the Town, explaining that the Triple-A bond rating has helped to keep taxes down and fund important paving and public safety projects.
There is a recent initiative to develop a new animal shelter, which could open within a year. The new shelter will include 82 large kennels (a 25% increase), 4 viewing rooms, a lobby display area, a secure area for aggressive animals, and an upgraded HVAC system.
Finally, Supervisor Carpenter described the Town’s green initiatives, noting that the effort will help to “protect our precious resources for future generations.”