As of 11a.m. this morning, the City had snow accumulation of approximately12-14 inches. The heaviest part of the storm occurred after 10:30 last night. In order to better prepare the roads for the evening snow, our crews were out pre-treating, salting, sanding and prepping the roads starting yesterday afternoon. We have made significant upgrades to our plowing equipment and routing. This allowed us to increase our speed and efficiency and to better respond to our residents’ needs. After normal business hours, we had live operators to answer residents’ calls.
We had 25 trucks and snow removal vehicles working continuously through the night. The roads are good, but please exercise caution if you must drive today. Although the travel ban has been lifted, driving conditions are still difficult. Our DPW crew did an excellent job in both preparation and execution of the snow clearance plan. We also want to thank our Police, Fire, EMS, Auxiliary and Harbor Patrol for their support and efforts throughout the storm.
The next phase of our snow removal efforts will be the curb-to-curb plowing of the streets. All roads will be re-treated with salt once the snow stops and the final plowing is completed. Snow removal from the Downtown area will begin later tonight.
We thank those residents that cooperated in removing cars from the road. This better ensures the safety of our workers and allows for more complete plowing of the roads.
Please continue to exercise caution when driving and walking outdoors.
Should conditions change we will provide further updates.
EXCEPT FOR EMERGENCY RESPONDER VEHICLES, Governor Cuomo has issued a ban on ALL VEHICLES on ALL LONG ISLAND ROADS as of 11 p.m. tonight. Residents must expedite their travel plans and be home between 4 and 6 pm the LATEST.
The Governor has declared a State of Emergency for New York State.
| The City of Glen Cove is preparing for winter storm Juno.
Here are several important advisories for Glen Cove:
- ROADS/DRIVING: For the safety of our First Responders and snow removal crews, please stay off the roads.
- PARKING: Please keep your vehicles OFF the streets so that our public works crews can plow efficiently. Park your vehicles in your driveway, anywhere on your property (including your lawn) or in our municipal parking lots.
- POWER OUTAGES: To report a power outage, call PSEG at 1-800-490-0075.
- DANGER ALERT: Please DO NOT go anywhere near downed wires. Report downed power lines to the Glen Cove Police Department at 676-1000. Generators can be dangerous if not used correctly. Keep them adequately ventilated and check the instructions on proper usage of your generator. Link:http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Safety-Education/Safety-Education-Centers/Carbon-Monoxide-Information-Center/Generators-and-Engine-Driven-Tools/
- CARETAKERS: For caretakers of patients who require uninterrupted electrical service please call the Glen Cove EMS at 676-2311. Make sure EMS has your updated information.
- Please check in on your elderly or special needs neighbors.
- SANITATION: Garbage collection is suspended Tuesday and Wednesday. Regular service resumes Thursday and Friday. Secure loose garbage cans and other sanitation items.
- SNOW REMOVAL: When it stops snowing, please shovel your sidewalk. Help our firefighters – if there is a fire hydrant near your home, please clear it of snow. Please do not push snow into the streets.
- NON EMERGENCY SNOW RELATED ISSUES: Please call Public Works at 676-4402 or 656-2967. The phones are staffed by public works personnel all day, and through the night.
- CITY COUNCIL MEETING: The Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 City Council meeting is rescheduled for Thursday, January 29, at 7:30 p.m.
Glen Cove has something for everyone. We offer magnificent beaches, a scenic golf course and lovely tree-filled parks, providing our residents with a summer vacation paradise in their own backyards. Recreational boaters will find full-service marinas, a city yacht club, and a fully renovated launch ramp offering easy access to our refreshing North Shore waterways.
Due to major snow storm the Tuesday’s City Council meeting will be rescheduled to Thursday, January 29th, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Mayor Reginald has issued an alert to all Glen Cove Residents with regard to solicitors going door-to-door asking for donations on behalf of APPCO GROUP US/Childfund International. This organization does not have the required permits and authorizations from the Glen Cove Police Department to solicit in our neighborhoods. Further, their "certificate" of not-for-profit status is expired and/or does not state the required information that would properly identify this group as a not-for-profit.
Cove Animal Rescue is happy to announce that it will be helping the animals of the City of Glen Cove and will begin managing the animal shelter located at 40 Shore Road as soon as the Animal Lovers League (ALL) vacates the premises; anticipated on January 15, 2015.
Cove Animal Rescue is a not for profit organization that believes in a No-Kill, No-cage environment to help eliminate the fear and stresses that make an animal difficult to present for adoption, and difficult to transition into a home environment.
To improve conditions private benefactors who believe in this philosophy, have made it possible for Cove Animal Rescue to focus on expanding the shelter to nearly double its current size and to create a cage-free colony-like wing for the cats that will include windows for their natural curiosity as well as for the public to enjoy their precious antics.
The Mayor’s office continues to receive inquiries regarding the status of transition to a new operator at the Glen Cove Animal Shelter. We are pleased that so many residents and surrounding communities are enthusiastic about the plans for the future of the Glen Cove Animal Shelter to be operated by Cove Animal Rescue.
The City of Glen Cove owns, maintains, and provides funding to the animal shelter facility on Shore Road currently being operated by the Glen Cove Animal Lovers League (A.L.L.), a 501c3 organization. In response to increasing concerns about the shelter animals’ safety raised by a growing number of community members, the City and representatives of A.L.L. have been in talks since last September regarding crucial changes needed to the current operations. Based on the total unwillingness of the A.L.L. to define policy regarding adoption, care of animals, and to provide adequate information requested by the City, Deputy Mayor Barbara Peebles made known the City’s intent to take the shelter in a new direction that ensures the welfare and care of the animals. The City is seeking to increase the potential for adoption while growing the shelter’s services and community outreach programs.
Mayor Reginald Spinello alerts all Glen Cove residents that there is a telephone scam going on in our City. Someone claiming to be from a “company” called Lehigh is calling residents stating that they have not paid their water bill and if payment is not made to Lehigh immediately, the resident’s water service will be shut down. The “company” has nothing whatsoever to do with the City of Glen Cove Water Department. Please Do Not Respond to them in Any Way. The Glen Cove Police Department is investigating.
If anyone has questions about their City of Glen Cove Water bill, please call the Water Department at 676-2238.
Live, on Tuesday Nights: In keeping with my administration’s commitment to government transparency, several months ago we began the livestreaming of City Council meetings on the internet. Livestreaming was well received by residents who for many reasons aren’t able to attend the meetings and it includes our friends and neighbors who retired and moved. The City Council and I were invited to hold a regular meeting in Webb Institute. Before the meeting, we were given a tour of this magnificent former estate which is home to the world renowned Webb Institute of Naval Architecture. I recently received invitations to hold a City Council meeting at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center, and at our Senior Center. The meetings will be preceded by a tour and it’s a great opportunity for us to visit a facility which we may never have had the chance to see.
Mayor Reginald Spinello today was notified by Nassau County’s Executive and Legislative Offices that an agreement has been reached which allocates $12 million for studying, designing and installing public sanitary sewers in Glen Cove and neighboring communities that are not currently connected to the Glen Cove Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Mayor Reginald Spinello said, “Working together to do the right thing for our constituents is a true reflection of good government. I thank County Executive Mangano and Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton for their efforts. This investment is critical to the protection of our natural resources and our communities.”
Notes: October 28, 2014
New York State Ebola Hotline: 1-800-861-2280
Specialized Treatment Center: Dr. David Battinelli, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, NSLIJ
Only Confirmed Ebola Patients Will be Brought to Glen Cove
Glen Cove Hospital is One of Eight Treatment Centers as Required by NY State
The Ebola Treatment Unit at Glen Cove Hospital is ONLINE AND READY. The third floor was chosen because of its isolation capability, it has a separate elevator, and it was completely empty. The unit is completely sealed off from the rest of the hospital and is equipped with its own air handling system as a precaution even though it is not an airborne virus. The unit can treat up to 2 patients simultaneously. Transfer of a patient will be determined by the CDC and State health officials.
Last night, I received the information posted below. I have been in contact with hospital officials and expect to have more details shortly.
This Just in from Mayor Spinello Regarding the Hospital:
"I am in communication with one of the hospital officials and I am waiting to hear back from him. So far this is what I’ve learned. It appears that Stonybrook University Hospital will be the main center for research. A part of the hospital’s third floor which has a separate entry and exit and a separate ‘point of care’ laboratory will be used for the care and treatment of a patient. The staff treating the patient would reside in this area of the hospital. As I receive more information I will continue to let the public know.”
An Update on Glen Cove Hospital:
Mayor Reginald Spinello has an appointment on Tuesday morning, October 28, 2014, with hospital officials at the hospital’s headquarters on Community Drive. In addition to obtaining more details regarding the plans for a temporary Ebola treatment center in the Glen Cove hospital and asking for a tour of that location, Mayor Spinello will be seeking answers to the public’s concerns.
For more information regarding the hospital, please go to:
As you will see in the article, Governor Cuomo designated the hospital as a regional resource during the Ebola emergency.
Here is the latest information on the hospital:
I still want to have a town hall meeting scheduled with the hospital and I am waiting to hear from them. My meeting with hospital officials is Tuesday morning Oct. 28th.
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