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A Message from the Supervisor

“Welcome to Islip, the 3rd largest town in New York State, but with an endearing small town feel. We are so proud of our town…our beaches, golf courses, marinas, parks, housing opportunities for all, businesses, industrial parks, healthcare and educational institutions including our own Islip MacArthur Airport that provides many job opportunities. I sincerely hope you find this website helpful.” Angie

Town Board takes group photo with Comptroller Joe Ludwig

November 4th, 2021 Town of Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter along with the members of the Islip Town Board, unanimously adopted the Town’s 2022 annual operating budget and the 2022 capital budget plan at today’s budget hearing, and is available here.

“The Town’s 2022 operating budget is Tax Cap compliant and does not pierce the tax cap. The operating budget proposes an annual decrease to the average assessed home of approximately $4 or .77% across the three major Town funds; the General Fund, the Highway Fund and the Town Outside Village.

“I am pleased that together, with the cooperation and support of the Town Board, we have been able to establish a strong budget process. Working closely with our Commissioners, we strive to tighten department budgets as necessary, making certain that each and every taxpayer dollar spent is done with the utmost scrutiny,” said Supervisor Carpenter.

Since Supervisor Angie Carpenter took office in 2015, the Town’s bond rating was raised by Moody’s Investors Services to Aaa with a “Stable Outlook,” the highest rating a municipality can have, and has since been reaffirmed by Moody’s 6 times, most recently in April, 2021. A positive bond rating translates to the most favorable rates when going to the bond market and allows the Town to move forward investing in amenities and opportunities that improve residents’ quality of life.

An example of this investment is the Town’s new Animal Shelter in Central Islip. An important Town function is the safety and well-being of its animals, particularly those that have been discarded or have run away. This year, the Town of Islip opened a new animal shelter, conveniently located on Carleton Ave. in Central Islip, and offers 82 new kennels; a cattery; HVAC; LED lighting; a more spacious visitors’ lobby, and a surgical suite, replacing a cramped trailer. The new shelter, which is ADA compliant, replaces the inadequate shelter built in 1964.

“I would like to thank our Town of Islip Comptroller, Joe Ludwig and his team, who’ve done a fine job helping us craft a budget that strikes the balance we need so that we can move forward. I would also like to thank all of the Commissioners and department heads for holding the line on spending, and thank all involved, especially the members of the Town Board, for their cooperation and efforts in delivering this comprehensive 2022 Budget to the residents and taxpayers of our Town. Their untiring efforts in providing the level and quality of services and support that Islip taxpayers expect while living and working in our great town are commendable,” said Islip Supervisor Carpenter.

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