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Welcome to Roslyn

On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the Village Administrative Staff I would like to welcome you to the Village of Roslyn’s website. Roslyn is a beautiful, historic village, nestled in the hills of Long Island’s Gold Coast. It is situated on Hempstead Harbor, and at one time was an active mercantile port. Today we are known for our collection of beautifully restored houses and buildings, historic monuments and vibrant Downtown. We are also home to the Bryant Library which hosts lectures, book signings and art exhibits and Gerry Park, a beautiful 16 acre green space in the middle of the Village where you can sleigh ride in the winter and enjoy outdoor concerts( sponsored by the Roslyn Chamber of Commerce) during the summer.
Our Downtown is filled with many wonderful shops and restaurants. You can make a day of it strolling through Roslyn, enjoying its natural beauty, its historic structures and browsing its one of kind boutiques, taking a break to have a leisurely lunch at any one of our casual spots, or staying later and dining at one of the many excellent restaurants we have to offer. And you can always catch a movie at the Roslyn Movie Theatre.
With a variety of neighborhoods, each special in its own way, Roslyn is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. We have a great school district, a strong sense of community, a solid infrastructure, a commitment to preservation, and a policy of responsible growth.

I hope you find our website user friendly and easy to navigate. We strive to communicate clearly and effectively to our residents and visitors. Please feel free to leave any comments or questions you have about the website or the Village.

Mayor John Durkin

Snow Emergency Procedures

During snowstorms, the Village encounters numerous obstacles to its snow removal operations. The following information is being provided to help alleviate these problems during future snowstorms;

· All public sidewalks adjacent to private property must be cleared of snow within 10 hours of the end of the snowfall. It is the responsibility of the property owner or tenant to see that the sidewalks are cleared.
· Private snow clearing operations (i.e.; shoveling, plowing, etc.) may not cause snow to be deposited in the public roadway. Property owners or tenants will be held responsible for private plow contractors who deposit material in the public right of way.
· Village plow operations are for the sole purpose of clearing public roadways and lots. Parking lot ingress, egress and aisles are plowed not individual parking spaces.
· Vehicles that are left on the roadways overnight or extending into the roadways or right-of-way during snow emergencies are subject to towing, ticketing or being plowed in depending upon location and circumstances.

In addition to the above, property owners and tenants may be subject to summonses for violations of the Village Code.

Even though Village personnel work continuously during snow events performing snow-clearing operations, much of their effort is thwarted by snow from private property being re-deposited onto the roadways by property owners or their contractors. This material is then subject to freezing, and in turn, makes additional clearing operations by the Village more difficult and the roads more hazardous.

It is requested that you follow the above guidelines to help minimize these conditions in the future, and to help snow clearing operation proceed in a safe, timely and efficient manner.

Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Roslyn Code Enforcement

Emergency Contact Information

Life Threatening Emergency – 911
National Weather Service Hurricane Center –
Roslyn Village Hall - 621-1961 Follow us on Twitter @ RoslynVillage
Town of North Hempstead Non-life Threatening Emergency - 311
Sewer Emergency – Tri-County 437-5343
Roslyn Water District – 621-7770
LIPA Power Outages – 1-800-490-0075,
National Grid Emergency (Gas Leaks)– 1-800-490-0045
National Grid Service - 1-800-930-5003
Nassau County Office of Emergency Management –
Nassau County Non-Emergency Hotline: 1-888-684-4274
Nassau County Third Precinct – 573-6300
Consumer Affairs Price Gouging Hotline:516-571-2449
FEMA Disaster Assistance Hotline:1-800-621-3362
NYS Hotline for Insurance Issues:1-800-339-1759

Roslyn Budget for 2012 - 2013

The Roslyn Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that the budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year contains a tax rate decrease of –2.02%. The budget actually decreases spending by $323,284, with most of the savings coming from the retirement of an outstanding bond.
The economic climate continues to be challenging with revenues projected to be down $54,108, but that decrease has been overcome by prudent financial planning and cost cutting measures.
The Roslyn budget contains spending decreases in several departments, including Village Attorney and Village Engineer. Sewer Maintenance and Solid Waste Disposal show slight increases.
The Board of Trustees will continue to closely monitor spending in the Village to ensure that every tax dollar is well spent and that every revenue generating mechanism is maximized. Mayor John Durkin commented that “It is truly unprecedented in this day and age that a taxpayer is told that his or her taxes are going down. The Board and I are pleased to tell the taxpayers of Roslyn just that --- your taxes are going down. The Board and I will continue to make every effort to continue this positive trend.”
Draft 2012 - 2013 Budget

Permits & Inspections

The permit process exists to protect property owners and the Village alike. Building permits are the begining of the process whereby proposed construction is reviewed to assure compliance with the NY State Building Code ...
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The Incorporated Village of Roslyn, its officials, employees and agents (hereinafter referred to as "Roslyn") disclaim any and all warranties, expressed or implied, with regard to this web site, its contents, use and information provided. Roslyn does not warrant or represent to any user that the information, text, graphics, links, or other items on or related to this web site, are accurate, appropriate, reliable, up-to-date, or that the site is free of errors, omissions, interruptions, deleted files, viruses, or defects. The information provided on and through this web site is for general information purposes only. It is not intended or represented to be relied on, or as a replacement or substitute for the current and updated written version of the Village Code or any other rule, regulation, or documentation referred to therein. This web site does not provide legal advice, nor is it intended to be relied on by any user in connection with any legal or business analysis. Any link that is provided to another internet web site or party is merely intended for only information purposes. Referenced sites are maintained by other institutions, individuals or organizations that are independent and are not within the control of Roslyn. Roslyn does not endorse, approve, certify, or control external web sites or individuals referenced therein, nor does it guaranty the accuracy, completeness, appropriateness or correctness of the information found on these sites. The user of this web site assumes all responsibility and risk. Roslyn is not liable for any damages, whether direct or indirect, punitive, incidental, special or consequential, including loss of profits, arising out of or any way connected with a user's use of this web site or pertaining to information contained therein, or their action arising out of the use of this web site. Failure of performance, communication failures, destruction or unauthorized access or acts through a user system, whether based upon contract, tort, strict liability, or otherwise, is not the responsibility of Roslyn, even if Roslyn is advised, whether verbally, electronically or in writing of the possible damages or deficiencies. Any communications provided to this web site are for convenience of the user and shall not be deemed to constitute legal notice to Roslyn or any of its officers, agents, agencies, employees, or representatives with respect to any matter, claim, cause of action, or any purpose whatsoever.

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What's New?

Roslyn Implements Swiftreach911 System

- Added on February 5, 2013

Mayor Durkin Goes to Washington

On Wednesday, January 16th, Roslyn Mayor John Durkin traveled to Washington D.C. to participate with other mayors in a day of advocacy for gun control. Mayor Durkin met with Representatives and senior staff members to familiarize them with Mayors Against Illegal Guns’ position on gun control. This group, formed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, with over 850 mayors nationwide as members, is calling for a ban on high capacity magazines, background checks on all gun sales, and making it a federal crime to traffic in weapons. The Mayor also met with both survivors and family members who lost loved ones in the shootings in Aurora, Arizona, and Newtown. It was a powerful and emotional reminder of lives lost and lives shattered by gun violence. Over one million people have signed the petition to call on Congress to make these common sense ideas the law of the land. If you are interested, you can go to the website and add your name. - Added on January 18, 2013

Generator Guidelines

A permit is required for the installation/use of a generator. Contact Building Department for further instructions. Note, while LIPA does not provide generators, we remind customers who have generators to use theme safely: Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions. A generator should only be used outside on stable ground and away from windows and vents to prevent deadly fumes from entering the home through an opening. Do not connect the generator to your home’s wiring. Power can flow out of your home into the electric system creating a hazard for crews working in the area. Do not use all appliances at once. Turn off some appliances to avoid overload. - Added on November 4, 2012

Find us on Face Book!

The Village is in the process of doing a complete overhaul of its website and will be including the latest social media to provide up-to-date information on Village happenings. Follow us on Twitter: @RoslynVillageNY Visit and subscribe to our Face Book Page at: Roslyn on FaceBook - Added on May 30, 2012

View and Pay Village Tax Bills On-Line!

Follow the link below to learn more about this new feature. You may also receive miles and other benefits by using this process. View and Pay Tax Bills On-Line - Added on June 15, 2011

Commercial Collection District Requirements

The businesses located in the Village's "Commercial Collection District" are required to utilize the Village containers located in the Old Northern Blvd. Parking Lot. A map of the the district is available in the "Publications" section of this site. Please note that an additional container has been added for "Cardboard Only". All cardboard must be flattened and placed in this designated recepticle only. No cardboard is to be placed in the dumpsters. Signs designating the appropriate containers are on the gates. - Added on November 3, 2008