Village of Roslyn Estates

Long Island, New York

Mayor's Monthly Letter

Village of

Roslyn Estates


25 The Tulips

Roslyn Estates, NY 11576


Tel: 516-621-3541  t  Fax: 516-621-3109






2012 Summer - Black Ink Pond
2012 Summer - Black Ink Pond



From the Office of Hon. Paul Leone Peters, Mayor

“Proudly Celebrating Our 88th Year!”


March 13, 2020

Dear Residents of Roslyn Estates:


I’m certain it comes as no surprise to all of you that the first priority of your Village government is to protect the health and safety of our residents.  I’m equally certain that you have heard and read much of this many times already in the past days and weeks.  Nevertheless, given the rising threat of the coronavirus that causes COVAD-19, we are reminding you of basic measures to protect each of you and your family members, and we also are informing you of certain steps we are taking in that same vein in the best interests of the Village staff and your elected officials

Personal Conduct


The current advice from

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2012 Maples & Birches Intersection
the CDC and the NYS Department of Health is as follows:

  1. Individuals should frequently wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  If soap and water are not available, individuals should use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
  2. Individuals should avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands;
  3. Individuals should avoid close contact with people who are sick.;
  4. Individuals should stay home when they are sick, even if the symptoms are those of a mild cold;
  5. Individuals should cover their cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash;
  6. Touched objects and surfaces should be frequently wiped and disinfected with a cleaner containing at least 60% alcohol.






Board Meetings

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2012 Black Ink Pond - fountains

While State law does not expressly allow public bodies to conduct a meeting without allowing the public to be actually present, if local officials deem that conducting in-person meetings would threaten public health, they may limit non-in-person meetings to discussions and actions of business which must be conducted to keep the local government operating and to protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare.  Consequently, our next Village Board of Trustees meeting, on Monday, March 16, 2020, will be closed to residents, and our agenda will be limited to such topics.  Further public discussion of the possible installation of video monitoring of the ten (10) entrances to the Village of Roslyn Estates – and any other topic not concerning the health, safety and welfare of our residents – will be postponed to at least the April meeting, depending on the progression of the current crisis.  In addition, our scheduled Public Hearing

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2012 The Dogwoods & Intervale
will be adjourned to the April meeting.

Village Hall

If you are not symptomatic but must visit Village Hall in person at any other time, please consider wearing a face mask to help keep our Village staff free from potential contamination, and please don’t be shy about using the hand sanitizer that is provided.  Please also be understanding if you are asked to communicate through the closed glass partition.

The Election

While, historically, heavy voter turnout in an uncontested election is never an issue, we don’t want to discourage anyone from exercising their civic duty, and, in fact, we encourage all of you to come and vote on Wednesday, March 18.  However, when you do come to Village Hall to vote, please remember to be respectful of the Election Officials and your fellow residents, keeping a safe distance and using the available hand sanitizer.

The spread of this coronavirus

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2012 Village Hall Sign
is a matter of serious concern, and we ask your cooperation in keeping safe and healthy all residents and employees of Roslyn Estates, especially those who are most vulnerable.  If you have any neighbors who fall into that category, please consider helping them by shopping for groceries and other essentials, running important errands, or providing any other assistance they may need to weather this viral storm.  And if you have any questions or concerns not addressed by this newsletter, please call Mike Tomicich, our Village Clerk, at (516) 621-3541, or e-mail me at


Paul Leone Peters, Mayor