Supervisor Tom Croci

Islip IDA Announces Aid for Businesses Damaged by Historic Rains

Islip, N.Y. – In a continuing effort to provide assistance to individuals impacted by the record-breaking rain event on August 13, 2014, the Town of Islip Industrial Development Agency announced yesterday that it will aide businesses that suffered damage from the rains that caused significant flooding. The Islip Town Board – in its capacity as members of the IDA board - voted unanimously in favor these measures that include exemptions from sales tax relating to repairs, improvements and replacement of equipment damaged from the powerful rains. 

Sales tax exemptions will be made available chiefly for businesses in the industrial and manufacturing sectors in accordance with New York State law. The application process will be expedited to ensure that businesses are back on their feet as quickly as possible.
“The Town will do whatever it can do, independently, to offer assistance, and the IDA is here to help businesses work through the aftermath of this storm,” said Supervisor Tom Croci.

Anyone seeking aid for their businesses is encouraged to call the Islip Office of Economic Development at (631) 224-5512, or to fill out the application online at

Islip Town DEC Unveils New, Environmentally-Friendly Truck Wash Station

Islip, N.Y. – Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci was recently joined by members of the Islip Town Board at the Town’s new truck wash station, located at the Lincoln Avenue Recycling Center. The truck wash station is designed to catch all of the water used to wash the vehicles, which prevents any chemicals and debris from entering the groundwater supply.

Pictured (left to right): Councilwoman Trish Bergin Weichbrodt; Councilman Anthony Senft; Supervisor Tom Croci; Councilman John Cochrane, Jr.; Town Clerk Olga Murray.

Town of Islip Waives Permit Fees for Dwellings Damaged by Historic Rains

Islip, NY – Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci and the Islip Town Board today approved legislation that allows for the waiving of building permit fees for individuals seeking to make repairs to dwellings damaged during the historic rains that caused significant floods throughout Islip Town, on August 13, 2014. The board enacted similar legislation in the wake of Super Storm Sandy, but unlike Sandy, when many of the homes impacted were in low-lying coastal areas, a majority of the homes affected by the once-in-a-200-year storm were located inland and not in traditional flood zones, and therefore, were without flood insurance.


Rebuilding of Islip Beach After Super Storm Sandy Now Complete With Opening of New Food Concession

Islip, NY- Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci and Town Board members were joined today by New York State Senator Phil Boyle and Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi in celebrating the last piece of the $1.76 million rebuilding of Islip Beach, ravaged by Super Storm Sandy, with an official ribbon cutting ceremony held at the beach’s new full-service restaurant/concession stand, Sunset Restaurant, which opened earlier this summer.

“When we initially saw the damage at Islip Beach, many thought what we are here to celebrate today would never be possible,” said Supervisor Croci. “The Town’s commitment to its residents, along with the support of the Parks Department and the concessionaire, tackled the reconstruction of this Town Treasure. Today, we are pleased to say, that with the official reopening of the concession stand, the restoration of Islip Beach is complete and something that all Town residents can and enjoy and be proud of.”


Important Phone Numbers to Help During Recovery Process from Historical Rainfall

Islip Residents should first call the Office of Constituent Services at 631-224-5380, for any flood-related questions and concerns.  Other important phone numbers to know are:

FEMA (federal flood assistance); 1-800-621-3362
NYS Department of Financial Services; 1-800-339-1759
NYS Office of Emergency Management; 1-518-457-2200
Suffolk Office of Emergency Management; 1-631-852-4900
Suffolk Price Gauging; 1-800-909-5423
PSEG (power outages and electrical matters); 1-800-490-0075
National Grid (natural gas); 1-800-490-0045
American Red Cross; 631-924-6700
American Red Cross; (Spanish Speaking); 1-800-257-7575

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  11. Islip Town Prepares for Hurricane Season
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  13. Supervisor, Staff Cut Ribbon on New Target Store in Sayville
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