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Community Viewpoint

Emergency KitParking Violations
Amnesty Program

Dear Editor:

Supervisor Ed Romaine has announced that the Town’s Parking Violations Amnesty Program has been extended to June 15. The program launched on April 15 and was slated to end on May 31. It allows for a 40% discount on all overdue or outstanding parking violations that are paid during this time. Over 300 residents have already participated in the program and the Town collected more than $57,000. Those who have been issued summonses after January 1, 2017 are not eligible for the discount.
“This program gives people the opportunity to pay the fine at a discount and clear their debt without the need for a hearing,” said Supervisor Romaine, “I urge anyone who has not paid their fines to do so as soon as possible and take advantage of the discount. When the Amnesty Program ends, we will pursue those who continue to ignore their responsibility and they will be required to pay the fine with significant penalties.”
The Parking Violations Bureau is responsible for processing the citations issued by the Town’s Code Enforcement personnel, Fire Marshals, Suffolk County Police, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, Railroad Police and Brookhaven Town Bay Constables. Tickets can be issued for a variety of reasons, including such violations as unauthorized parking in handicapped parking spots or parking illegally in fire zones. The Town has also established a Traffic Court that meets to adjudicate summonses that are challenged. For more information about the Town’s Parking Violations Amnesty program, call 451-TOWN (8696).

Sincerely,
Public Information
Town of Brookhaven

Free Emergency Preparedness Training

Dear Editor:
On Monday, June 19th at 6:30pm, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker will host a FREE Emergency Preparedness Training at the Longwood Public Library (800 Middle Country Road, Middle Island). The program will give residents of all ages the tools and resources they need to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible. Free Emergency Starter Kits will be given to each household upon successful completion of the training.
“As we begin to enter hurricane season, it is important that all residents are prepared for different types of storms and emergency situations,” said Legislator Anker. “I encourage residents to participate in this emergency training program to learn how to respond accordingly to a multitude of situations.”
All participants must register in advance. You can register online by visiting www.prepare.ny.gov and clicking “Training Events” or you can call Legislator Anker’s office at 631-854-1600.

Sincerely,
Suffolk County Legislator Sarah S. Anker

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