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                  Recent COVID-19 Related Notifications: 

March 27, 2020

Dear resident,

All of the EMS services on Long Island are desperately trying to get the word out that ambulances should only be called for absolute emergencies.  This will help minimize the risk of infecting and sidelining EMS workers, so they may continue to protect the community members that they serve, and to keep the hospitals from getting overwhelmed with non-emergency cases.

The Great Neck Vigilant Fire Company has issued the following press release which is applicable to all ambulance services and 911 calls.  Please take a moment to read this important information.

Thank you for your cooperation.  Please stay safe.

Steven Weinberg

March 26, 2020


2020 Village Tax payments are due March 31st.  A penalty is charged for all payments made on or after April 1st per NYS Real Property Tax Law.  The penalty is 5% for the month of April.  An additional 1% penalty is charged for each month thereafter.

The due date for Village Tax payments is set by New York State Real Property Tax Law.  We have received several requests for an extension of the due date. This matter has been brought to the attention of the Governor but, to date, the deadline has not been changed. If this information changes, it will be posted on the Village website at

Payments may be placed through the mail slot at the Village Hall or mailed.  If mailing, envelopes postmarked before or on March 31st are accepted as timely.     

Please share this information with your neighbors and encourage them to sign up on the Village website for notifications, if they have not already done so.

March 19, 2020

Dear resident,

We are posting COVID-19 related information, as it becomes available, on the Village website at:  

Please check our website daily for updates, and encourage your neighbors, if they are not already signed up to receive notifications via Swift911, to do so now.  The link to sign up is on the Village website, at the bottom of the home page.  Our preference will be to reserve Swift911 for the most significant announcements.  Routine updates will be posted on our website without a Swift911 notice.

While everyone is practicing social distancing, please continue to check on your family, friends and neighbors.  For your elderly neighbors and others who may be unable to leave their homes, if they need something, perhaps you can help by dropping off necessities at their door. If you do not have someone to help you, please let us know so that we may attempt to connect you with someone in the community that may be able to assist.

Thank you and stay safe.


Steven Weinberg



March 17, 2020

Dear Resident,

In an effort to keep New Yorkers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo issued an executive order delaying village elections statewide until the April 28 primary election.

The Village Election will take place on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Village Hall. 

Thank you,

Denise M. Knowland
Village Administrator


March 16, 2020

Dear Resident,

I am just letting you know that Governor Cuomo has directed all restaurants, bars, gyms, theaters, and casinos in the State of New York to close, effective 8:00 p.m. tonight and until further notice.  Restaurants and bars will be allowed to provide take out and delivery of food and beverages only.  In addition, the Governor has stated that no gatherings of more than 50 people may take place until further notice.  This order includes private gatherings as well as public gatherings.  Respectfully, in your house or apartment, you may wish to consider a substantially smaller number, if you are having friends or family over. The Governor added that grocery stores, gas stations, pharmacies, and medical offices may remain open.  

At this time, the Village Hall will remain open via phone at (516) 482-3110 and email at  We are limiting in-person visits, so please call prior to coming down to the Village Hall.

I will continue to provide updates on new orders and recommendations on how to contain the spread of the virus as the information becomes available.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Steven Weinberg


March 13, 2020

Dear Resident,

I am confident that all of us have been very attentive to changing our personal habits and maintaining good hygiene to limit person to person contact as much as possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus.  By now, you have all received notices for suggestions to wash your hands frequently, allow for 6 feet or more personal space between people, limit personal contact, i.e. handshakes, etc.,  and most importantly, if anyone is not feeling well, to call your doctor and follow their medical advice to get any additional medical care and/or to stay at home.  The basic hygiene and healthcare instructions are on the Village website. I share with you the same concerns and I know all of us through these efforts will help contain the transfer of the coronavirus among us. As you are also aware from the news outlets, we can help by limiting the number of people gathering or assembling in any one location.

Therefore, in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health and safety of our residents and employees of the Village of Thomaston,  I am requesting that residents, to the extent possible, limit their visits to the Village Hall.  The Village Hall will remain open but person-to-person access to Village Staff will be limited.  Most Village business can be addressed via telephone, email or mail, including the following common transactions:  



Village tax payments



Payment by check or money order may be mailed or deposit tax payments through the mail slot at Village Hall. Tax payments are due, without penalty by March 31st.  Payments, postmarked by March 31 are  accepted as timely.

Building Department questions & permits






Most questions may be addressed over the phone or via email.  Permit applications are available on the Village website on the “Building Department” page.  Please call the Village Hall prior to submitting your application package to ensure that it is complete and the fee is correctly calculated.  Please include a separate note with contact information (phone & email address).  To the extent possible, application packages should be deposited through the mail slot at Village Hall or mailed.

Document requests


Please call the Village Hall.  In most cases documents can be emailed or mailed.

The Village website will be updated regularly with additional information as it becomes available:

Thank you for our cooperation.   


Steven Weinberg