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Important Information

Power Outage

8-6-20 PSEG told us yesterday that 580,000 customers lost power following the storm.  By 2:30pm Wednesday, 272,000 were restored (46%).  Understandably, they are restoring the power to denser and more populated communities first.

PSEG has had trouble communicating with all of us, and we have had similar problems reaching them.  This was largely due to Verizon issues.  Verizon manages the internet and telephone communications for PSEG.  Those issues were resolved.

When will the power be on?

PSEG projects most of Upper Brookville will be online by 4pm today.  There are pockets that will be delayed until midnight tonight and some others by August 8th.  Please log into the PSEG app here to see your estimated activation time: https://mypowermap.psegliny.com/external/default.html

PSEG is distributing water and ice at no charge.  Their closest drive thru is at 175 East Old County Road in Hicksville.  They are open until 6pm today and tomorrow.

A year ago, I toured the entire village with a senior PSEG executive to identify problem areas where our trees could fall on the power lines on their new, higher poles.  They had recently trimmed the trees. We could not find one.  These efforts, funded by FEMA, were responsible for the relatively mild impact to our village.

We made the point with PSEG yesterday that we are particularly vulnerable in a storm like this because our Verizon, AT&T and Altice landlines all depend on electricity to operate.  We have virtually no cell service so communication is particularly difficult.

Your Board has been working hard to improve the cellular network in the village.


8-5-20 We are aware that virtually all of Upper Brookville is without power. This is from PSEG: “Good evening …we’ve been swamped throughout the day with outages throughout the island. I saw the outages reported for upper Brookville.  Please know we have almost 300,000 customers without power. Our crews along with tree trim and foreign crews are working around the clock to get power back as soon as possible.  Thank you for your patience.
Tropical Storm Isaias was one of the strongest storms to reach our area in years, causing extensive damage and power outages. The storm has also affected communications systems, creating challenges in getting information to you. We know this has also affected your ability to reach us and we thank you for your patience. More than 2,000 personnel, including crews brought in from off-island, are actively working on electric system repairs to restore power as quickly as possible. Crews will continue working in 16-hour shifts until power is back on for every customer. The first priority in power restoration is critical facilities, and once crews have assessed damage, you may receive an Estimated Time of Restoration (ETR). This is when we expect your power will be on, but it is an estimate and could change. Tropical Storm Isaias has added to an already challenging time. As more information becomes available, we will communicate it to you. Thank you again for your patience.”

Elliot Conway

Village Hall has limited accessibility to the public
Please call before your visit
Face masks are required

We are still available for assistance during normal business hours. Please feel free to call or email with any questions.

Village Court is postponed until further notice.

2020/2021 Village Taxes

The 2020/2021 Village tax bills have been mailed out.
Due date: Wednesday, July 1st, 2020.

Village Hall & Court Location

Street Address
1395 Planting Fields Road
Oyster Bay, NY 11771-1302
Planting Fields Arboretum – Carriage House

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 548
Oyster Bay, NY 11771

Phone: 516-624-7715 Fax: 516-624-7137

Village Hall & Court is located inside the Planting Fields Arboretum in the Carriage House (see map below).

After entering the Arboretum, and pass the ticket booth, keep right at the fork. Continue into the park following signs for Village Hall / Village Court.

There are two parking lots on the right, just passed the Carriage House. Street Parking is not allowed inside the Park.

Please remember to drive carefully as pedestrians use the roadways as well.

Village Court

There are no Court office hours. You must contact the Court Clerk, Margaret Grady, for assistance.


Court Mailing Address
P.O. Box 122
East Norwich, NY 11732

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Stormwater Management

Upper Brookville Stormwater Management Program Annual Report

A Gift of Light for Upper Brookville Homeowners

Free LED Light Bulbs & Tote Bag for Upper Brookville Residents!


Dear friends, neighbors and first time visitors,

Welcome to the Village of Upper Brookville website. You can learn a lot about the village before you visit for the first time. I think you will find Upper Brookville is a great place to live and raise a family.

Under “Documents” you will find a rich History of Upper Brookville from 1932-1982.

Under Resources you will find a description of the Upper Brookville Garbage Disposal DistrictOur initial goals in establishing the District were two fold – reduce residents’ removal costs, which we have meet, and to extend the life of our Village roads by reducing the number of heavy vehicles using them. As more residents join the Village’s Garbage District, it will have a major  positive impact  of reducing the wear and tear on our roads by reducing multiple carriers’ vehicles serving homes on the same street, not to mention the reduction of carbon fumes by reducing average garbage truck miles in the Village.

On March 27, 2017, the Village was named the first of 96 Long Island villages designated by New York State as a Clean Energy Community and the only Long Island village awarded $100,000 in grants. We are using the funds to convert our remaining street lamps to attractive LEDs, invest in energy saving HVAC equipment for the village hall, distribute LED light bulbs to residents and make more “Welcome to Upper Brookville” signs.

Under “News” you will see the The Washington Post,  in a May 5, 2017 article ranked the Locust Valley Central School District One of America’s Top High Schools – No. 1 on Long Island and No. 4 in New York State.

Under the “About” and “Neighborhoods” tab you will find a large map of the village showing lot outlines, which can be downloaded. There are many library resources available to Upper Brookville residents described under the Resources tab.

Under “News” you will find information about the free VUB Auto Stickers that can be collected at the Village Hall. Another news article describes how the sticker will permit residents to collect firewood, mulch and wood chips at no charge.

Under “Resources” you will find information on free home energy audits available to all residents. It is sometimes amazing to find how much home heating oil can be saved with straightforward, low cost home projects. Each year, Nassau County and Village property taxes are shifted from taxpayers who appeal their assessments, to those who don’t. Information on How to Appeal Your Assessment including a youtube video is available.

Under “Events” you will find a summary of the Natural Gas Information Session with village neighborhood pricing estimates.

Under “Departments” you will find the Board of Trustees bios. To read what the Board of Trustees have been working on, the minutes of the monthly meetings are listed in the “Documents section. All regular meetings are open to the public and villagers are encouraged to attend.

Many of the pages on this website are in .pdf form which requires Adobe Reader software. It can be downloaded here at no charge: Adobe Reader Free Download.

If you’d like any more information, feel free to call the Village Hall and speak to our Clerk/Treasurer, Tracy Lynch, at 1-516-624-7715 extension 104. We look forward to your visit in person!

Best regards,
Elliot Conway



Phone : 516-624-7715 Fax: 516-624-7137

Clerks Office
Tracy L. Lynch, Village Clerk/Treasurer
Extension 104
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:30 A.M. – Noon, 1:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Friday 8:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Thomas Mullen, Deputy Clerk
Extension 101
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 A.M. – Noon, 1:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Building Department
Laurie Dooney, Building Clerk
Extension 103
Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday – 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Village Court
Margaret Grady, Court Clerk
Phone: 516-924-2552
P.O. Box 122
East Norwich, NY  11732


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Web Site last modified: August 6, 2020