Islip Town Urges Carbon Monoxide Safety

Islip, N.Y. – The Islip Town Board is urging residents to be aware of carbon monoxide safety measures that can reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and save lives. January is “Carbon Monoxide Safety Month”, and Town officials are stressing the importance of installing carbon monoxide alarms as well as taking other preventative measures.

“Portable heaters, generators, and other household appliances can all increase the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, especially if vents become blocked by snow,” said Councilman Anthony Senft. “This is an issue that we take very seriously, because so many carbon monoxide-related deaths are easily preventable.”

The Islip Town Code mandates that carbon monoxide alarms be installed within 15 feet of a sleeping area inside a residential dwelling. In addition, a carbon monoxide alarm must be installed on any level of a dwelling that contains a carbon monoxide source, such as a space heater.

If you need to warm up your car on a cold morning, make sure that you take the car out of an enclosed space after starting it – simply opening the garage door will not provide enough ventilation! Also, during periods of snowfall, make sure that the exhaust pipe of your vehicle is not clogged with snow. In the event of snow, also make sure that the vents for the dryer, furnace, stove, and fireplace are clear of snow build-up.

Like smoke detectors, carbon monoxide alarms should be tested at least once per month. If the alarm begins to sound then call 911 immediately.


Islip, NY – The Islip Town Board today unanimously appointed Suffolk County Treasurer Angie M. Carpenter as Town Supervisor to serve out the term of Tom Croci who was elected to the State Senate, at its January 29th Town Board meeting. The appointment takes effect on Monday, March 2.


“I am both humbled and honored to be considered for this position,” said Carpenter. “So many people in the town have asked me to take on this job that I’ve found it difficult to say no. I know that by working together, we can bring the Town of Islip to the next level. If confirmed, I plan to enter this job with my sleeves rolled up, an open mind and a strong commitment to ensure that the residents of Islip receive true value for their hard earned tax dollars.”


Ayuntamiento Islip recuerda a los Residentes de Códigos Ciudad nieve

Islip, NY - Como Islip Town continúa el proceso de saneamiento, de los Winter Storm Juno , que cayó hasta 22 centímetros de nieve en algunas partes de la ciudad , el Ayuntamiento recuerda a los residentes que no son códigos en lugar de abordar la eliminación adecuada de nieve y hielo , y que estos códigos se deben seguir para asegurar la salud , seguridad y bienestar de todos. Si no lo hace , sobre todo durante un invierno emergencia climática , está sujeta a sanciones .

Capítulo 47A - 17 del Código del Pueblo Islip establece que cada propietario u ocupante de cualquier casa u otro edificio , cualquier propietario de un terreno baldío , y cualquier persona que esté a cargo de una iglesia o cualquier edificio público en la ciudad de Islip deberán mantener las aceras en delante de los lotes, edificios o casas , libres de obstrucción por las condiciones de hielo y nieve o hielo . Este código también prohíbe depositar nieve en cualquier calle , ya sea por entradas de vehículos y / o aceras . Los residentes y dueños de propiedades que seguir estos códigos estrictamente . Aquellos que violen estos códigos son punibles con multas , y en casos extremos , el encarcelamiento .


Islip Town Council Reminds Residents of Town Snow Codes


Islip, N.Y. – As Islip Town continues the clean-up process from Winter Storm Juno, that dropped as much as 22 inches of snow in some parts of the Town, the Town Council reminds residents that there are codes in place to address the proper removal of snow and ice, and that these codes MUST be followed to ensure the healthy, safety and welfare of all. Failure to do so, especially during a winter weather emergency, is subject to penalties.

Chapter 47A-17 of the Islip Town Code states that each owner or occupant of any house or other building, any owner of any vacant lot, and any person having charge of a church or any public building in the Town of Islip shall keep sidewalks in front of the lots, buildings or houses, free from obstruction by snow or ice and icy conditions. This code also prohibits depositing snow on any street, whether from driveways and/or sidewalks. Residents and property owners are required to follow these codes strictly. Those who violate these codes are punishable by fines, and in extreme instances, imprisonment.


Important Weather Related Information


  • All snow related calls should be made to the Emergency Call Center at 631-595-3595. Public Safety can be reached at 631-224-5306. 
  • All residents are required to remove their cars from the street so snow plows can clear our roads.
  • PSEG’s customer complaint line at 1-800-490-0075, for power outages, downed wires or lines; National Grid’s Gas Emergency line at 1-800-490-0045, and 9-1-1 for medical emergencies.
  • Town Board Meeting: Has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 655 Main Street, Islip NY 11751.
  • Recreation/Senior Programs: All Recreation and Senior Centers will be open today.
  • Islip Animal Shelter is open to the public. If anyone has lost their pet during the storm, please visit the shelter to ensure he or she is not there waiting to go home.
  • Garbage/WRAP Collection: Normal garbage pick-up resumed on Wednesday, January 28. Please call DEC at 631-595-3630 with any questions.

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