April 2018 - Plans for the beautification of Walnut Beach are starting to be formulated.
March 2018 - Repairs are made and stone is placed on "Steven's Path" by the village handyman. The walkway from Tinker Bluff Court to Walnut Beach looks new again!
March 2018 - Plans for the Village Community Dock are permitted and approved by the Board of Trustees.
March 2018 - Village Cleanup Day is a great success! Over 40 cubic yards of waste are removed from village parks and roadsides. Residents, members of the Thomas Mathew Miloscia Foundation and the Poquott Community Association come out in record numbers.
March 2018 - Heavy rains and snow melts lead to heavy flooding.
March 2018 - The snow keeps coming, but no power outages and the roads are kept clear!
March 2018 - The Ward Melville High School Ice Hockey Team wins the State Championship! Poquott residents have long participated as players and coaches in this great organization.
January 2018 - Port Jefferson Harbor freezes shut in the wake of a deep winter freeze.
January 2018 - The Village has gas! PSEG comes to announce that they will work with the Village and residents to provide gas service to much of the area of the village not currently served.
December 2018 - First snow of the season hits the village. Plows and sanders have it all under control as winter in 2018 looks to be severe.
November 2017 - The Semi-Annual Stormwater Report is filed with the NYSDEC. The report highlights new actions by the Village and new features on the Village website that will help to keep our waters clean.
October 2017 - Sharon and Highview Streets and right-of-ways get a major overhaul. The Roads are safe and beautiful.
October 2017 - Another major storm without any reported power-outages! This highlights the positive results of our efforts to maintain our beautiful trees and ecosystems.
October 2017 - Washington Street gets a much-needed makeover. Residents delight in the new surface given to this important gateway to our community.
September 2017 - Resident and student John Ninia completes his Boy Scouts of America Hornaday project for Conservation. The project includes key vegetative upgrades to the Village Rain Garden at California Park.
September 2017 - Plans start to determine Phase III of the Walnut Beach Area Stormwater Improvement Plan.
September 2017 - Drain sediment removal on New Streets, California Park, Walnut Avenue and Chestnut Avenue.
September 2017 - The Poquott Community Association Hosts an East End Wine Tour - incredible weather combined with incredible wines made for a wonderful afternoon.
August 2017 - Phase I and II of the Walnut Beach Area Stormwater Improvement Plan is completed. Four new drains installed and pavement improvements to increase capture rates.
July 2017 - Phase II of the Walnut Beach Area Stormwater Improvement Plan starts with the Oak Street Drainage Improvements beginning.
June 2017 - Phase I of the Walnut Beach Area Stormwater Improvement Plan starts with the Chestnut Avenue Drainage Improvements beginning.
May 2017 - Steven's Path gets a much needed repair and upgrade.
May 2017 - The Village erects a giant child play set at California Park. Residents delight at the new play set that was donated and constructed entirely by volunteers.
May 2017 - The Village hosts its first "Meet the Candidates Night" for the upcoming elections. A great gathering commenced at the Setauket Neighborhood House to watch a hosted question and answer period for the 5 candidates running for Trustee.
April 2017 - The Board continues to work on getting approval to construct a Community Dock with the donated components. The Board receives receives a $16,000 check towards dock construction from the Poquott Community Association.
April 2017 - The Village Board of Trustees address the Open Fire Code to add clarifications. Public comment considered.
March 2017 - March storms keep our Mayor, Trustees, Code Enforcement Officers and Commissioners on high alert. The roads are clear!
February 2017 - The Board continues with changes to a variety of our local laws including the Dock Law, the Traffic Code, the Property Maintenance Law, the Open Fire Law and the Building Code.
February 2017 - The Board gets back hard at work to consider changes to a variety of our local laws including the Dock Law, the Property Maintenance Law, the Open Fire Law and the Building Code.
January 2017 - The Village saw the first of several strong winter storms. The Board of Trustees was proud that their work to maintain trees on our right-of-ways and in our parks kept the power on throughout - a great job by our team!
December 2016 - Work on the Community Dock picks up great momentum. The Board completes its study and considers the permit requirements from contract engineers.
December 2016 - Santa came to town! The Poquott Community Association sponsors Santa's community visit to our Village Hall and on his special decorated sled throughout the neighborhood. Children and adults delighted with this great new tradition. Dozens of carolers brought song and cheer to our beautiful community. The holiday spirt was never stronger in the Village!
November 2016 - Draft Semi-Annual Stormwater Report is posted for Public Comment to meet December 1 reporting deadline. Stormwater Management Officer submits comments to NYSDEC regarding new MS4 draft regulation and amendments to recommended sample local laws.
October 2016 - Another safe Halloween in our beautiful village.
September 2016 - The newly formed Poquott Community Association holds a Lobster Bake at California Park; over 60 of our residents and guests enjoyed great food, prizes and music.
August 2016 - The Village Engineer completes the Feasibility Assessment for Poquott Community Dock at California Park; it is presented for Public Comment.
August 2016 -The stone driveway is refreshed at Trustees Park.
June 2016 - Village elections conclude: Mayor Parrish is re-elected as a write-in candidate; and new Trustees, John Mustauskas and Michael Schaefer are added to the Village Board.
May 2016 – Trustees Park receives a much-needed makeover. Cleanup from the August 2015 storm damage was finally completed (stump removal), an emergency egress was added and dead trees were removed for safety measures. The swing set and slide were replaced and Trustee Koppelson rebuilt the wooden antique wagon.
April 2016 – Poquott Cleanup Day is a huge success. 60 cubic yards of trash are removed from the Village. Village Hall was cleaned and the plantings groomed. Near record community turnout.
March 2016 – Stormwater reports were finalized and submitted on-time for calendar year 2016.
February 2016 – The Village website is used to issue its 200 on-line permit. All of the fees for said transactions were paid online and residents used the system at all hours of the morning, evening and night. A win for convenience!
January 2016 – A committee is created by the Mayor to explore construction of a public dock facility. Some residents make opposition to the idea based upon the cost. The Board pursues a feasibility study that includes a cost estimate.
January 2016 – The Planning Board proposes a Village Tree Preservation Law. After debate before public hearing, the Board of Trustees voted against creating the law; finding it too far reaching.
December 2015 - The Village hosts a Holiday Skate Party that is attended by Santa Klaus. Residents brought their friends and family to have their photos taken with Santa and then to skate in holiday style at the Port Jefferson Village Center. Festive music and graciously donated Dunkin Donut hot chocolate and cookies made it a night to remember.
December 2015 – the Board of Trustees completes its work to address properties that are not maintained per code. All properties were improved to the delight of the surrounding property owners.
December 2015 - Maybeck Drive repairs are done by the Village in concert with the Suffolk County Water Authority and resident donations. The roadway is safe, dry and beautiful.
December 2015 – The Board finalizes changes to its Emergency Preparedness Plan. The plan is posted to the Village website.
November 2015 - On the advice of the Village Engineers and support of the Village Board, Maybeck Drive is dedicated to the Village.
October 2015 - The Village hosts a Murder Mystery Dinner at the Country House in Stony Brook. Residents, their friends and family, filled the restaurant, many in costume, for a fun-filled night of detective work to find a killer among the partygoers.
October 2015 - A new Tree Law for designating the management of trees on private property is considered. After careful study, the idea is rejected by the Village Board.
September 2015 - Drain repairs on China and Indian Valley are made; road pot hole repairs are made.
September 2015 - FIRE! A residence of Birchwood Drive burns down to the ground.
September 2015 - Impact Environmental donates a full cleanup of the trees and debris blocking Trustees Park. The park is reopened for residents.
August 2015 - Studies are started by the Village Engineers to determine if it is prudent for a dedication of Maybeck Drive. Study concludes flooding on Maybeck largely the result of water runoff from Village Roads.
August 2015 - The Treasurer completes his audit for the year and identifies a surplus of $16,000, a result of budget savings.
August 2015 - Violent thunderstorm hits the Village and destroys vehicles and property. The Mayor declares a State of Emergency and the Village starts the long process to recover from the damage, particularly tree damage.
June 2015 - Mayor Parrish, Park Commissioner Abernathy, Roadways Commissioner Berry and a half-dozen volunteers revitalize the Walnut Beach Park - parking lot with a fresh load of natural stone dust and aggregate. Tree trimming and gardening also help make the lot more enjoyable for residents.
May 2015 - The Village gears up for upcoming election. Three positions on the Board of Trustees are to be decided in the coming months. Many of the candidates visit door-to-door to collect the necessary signatures to run for the vacant spots on the Board.
April 2015 - The USEPA auditors find the Village is in FULL COMPLIANCE with its MS4 SPDES Permit conditions, and issue a letter to evince this status -- a MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENT!
March 2015 - The USEPA and NYSDEC completes an audit of the Villages Stormwater Program.
February - 2015 - To simplify proposed changes to the Building Department review process, the Building Department issues the Page One Process. With Page One, residents have an easy way to stay in compliance with Village code through all of their improvement projects. The program is designed to prevent shoddy building practices from creating risk to neighborhood homes, and from diminishing community property values.
January 2015 - Our grant writer that we share with the Village of Port Jefferson, applied for and successfully secured a grant for $2,000.
January 2015 - The Permits for Parking, Boat Rack and Boat Mooring are redesigned and posted online for ease of use. Permits have consideration for Stormwater Regulations.
December 2014 - Amnesty for Building Permits is being offered starting January 1, 2015. The Amnesty Period will extend for three months. During the Amnesty Period, residents that performed work on their properties will be allowed to file for a Building Permit with no Penalties. All fees will be set at $250 -- a tremendous savings. Don't wait for your home sale to find out you need a Building Permit and or Certificate of Occupancy for an improvement. Penalties and Fees after the Amnesty Period will be strictly enforced.
December 2014 - The Village is decorated for the holidays. Santa arrives!
December 2014 - In anticipation of the coming snow, volunteers remove 12 cubic yards of dirt and leaves from the top of the drains throughout the Village. Special thanks to Harry Berry and Rich Parrish.
December 2014 - The new village website moves up in Google rankings to a 1st page station for search team "Poquott".
December 2014 - Snow planning is on our minds. Contracts are awarded to successful bidders.
November 2014 - The Village is decorated for Thanksgiving.
November 2014 - Wikipedia is updated with proper information for the Village.
November 2014 - Washington Park upgrades are implemented to allow for better stormwater drainage characteristics. The Environmental Commissioner comments, "...this is a necessary change that will provide better capacity and reduce costs to drywell maintenance."
October 2014 - Amendments to the "Dog Laws" are formalized. Dogs are welcomed back into our parks and beaches.
October 2014 - A safe Halloween for the Village.
September 2014 - The Building Department Application and Permit process was significantly overhauled to serve the Village Residents better. The Building Department can now be completed and submitted entirely on-line.
September 2014 - The Environmental Commissioner reviews the Stormwater Plan for the Village and recommends about a dozen changes to be implemented. Recommends a temporary hold on receiving public comments until new Plan can be implemented in December. Authorizes Environmental Commissioner to assume role of Duly Authorized Stormwater Representative, Local Stormwater Public Contact and Stormwater Management Program Coordinator at no charge to the Village -- previously paid for by third-party engineering firm.
September 2014 - Corrections to mistakes on Google Maps for the Village are corrected making the Village appear properly and accurately in the popular search engine. Village Parks are added to Google Maps as well. The Village can now be found!
August 2014 - Successful Fish Fry draws near record crowd and the full Village Board!
August 2014 - Belgian block repairs are completed. More block for previously un-blocked section of the Village is studied.
August 2014 - The Ice Cream Man is welcomed back into the Village.
July 2014 - After two of the former Board members tender their resignations, the Mayor appoints Joseph Colombo and Sharon Abernathy to the Board.
July 2014 - After many moths of neglect by a contractor, Trustees Park receives a very necessary makeover - visit the park today!
July 2014 - Repairs are made to detention pond at Washington Park.
July 2014 - A master vector map of the Village is completed and donated to the Village. The plan is to incorporate the plan into the existing Watershed Map used for the Stormwater Plan.
June 2014 - The old website is abandoned due to high cost of operation / maintenance and low usability. The new website is launched at 1/20th the cost of the old site and includes many new features for residents to use and enjoy. The Mayor assumes responsibilities for maintenance at no cost.
June 2014 - New Mayor and Board Members. Poquott elected Mayor Dolores Parrish and Board Members Eddy Schmidt and John Pesek to Village Government.