Lisa M. Inzerillo Bio

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Meet Councilwoman Inzerillo

Lisa Inzerillo represents the residents of the Town of Smithtown as a member of the Smithtown Board. She was elected to the position of Town Council in 2015. Councilwoman Lisa Inzerillo is committed to serving the residents in the Smithtown Community.

What Lisa continues to fight FOR:

*Effective Government and Stable Taxes

*A Healthy & Safe Town for Our Children to Grow-up in

*Protection of Our Environment and Green Spaces

*Quality of Life

Councilwoman Lisa Inzerillo - Liaison/Member Assignments for 2019 include, but are not limited to:

Smithtown Animal Shelter

Information Technology Department

Personnel Department

Recreation Department

School Age Child Care

Councilwoman Inzerillo is also on the following TOS Committees:

Labor Management Committee Member

Risk Management Committee Member

Councilwoman Inzerillo is committed to our community and dedicated to progress for her family and yours. She’ll focus on common sense initiatives to deliver efficient services, save tax dollars, and protect our suburban quality of life. Residing in Kings Park with her husband, an elementary school principal, and their two daughters. Councilwoman Inzerillo looks forward to achieving her goal to make Smithtown the best it can be for the residents of Smithtown.


Note Worthy Accomplishments for Councilwoman Lisa Inzerillo

Making the Town of Smithtown User Friendly

2016 to 2018

Councilwoman Inzerillo works with our IT Department to help make http://www.smithtownny.gov/ more user friendly to the residents of Smithtown.

Civic Community

2016 to Present

Mrs. Inzerillo continues to work with our community groups such as Chambers, our Civics, and our Schools to keep an open dialogue of all issues with full transparency.

Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts

2016 to Present

Councilwoman Inzerillo welcomes tours of our municipalities to Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Our Schools.

Resident Concerns

2016 to Present

Communication with Smithtown Residents is vital to keep our town safe and beautiful. Councilwoman Lisa Inzerillo responds to phone calls of her constituents in a timely fashion. She addresses all concerns, and for those that need to be visually analyzed, she has met with the residents to understand how their concern can be resolved. Councilwoman Inzerillo then works with our Department Heads to bring all issues to resolution.

Resident Concerns on Social Media

2016 to Present

Councilwoman Inzerillo continues to assist with resident concerns on a weekly basis through Social Media outlets. Responding to resident concerns is her priority and taking Q & A’s on Social media has greatly helped her constituents when they needed it most.

SCWA

2016 - Present

Our drinking water has always been a concern for Councilwoman Inzerillo.

SCWA’s newest buildings is in Hauppauge, NY and you can schedule a tour of the facility yourself! Learning where the aquifers come from; Will we run out of water someday? What can we do to protect our groundwater? What is added to the water supply? Who tests my water? They will answer all of your questions. Public education is an essential component of maintaining the quality of our water resources. The tour guides explain the water cycle and protection of our drinking water. They also have an educational outreach program for students in 4th through 8th grade! Great experience! The Councilwoman strongly suggests to call for a tour! Staying educated about our drinking water, and staying involved and visiting the SCWA, along with attending Water Symposium’s has been high in the Councilwoman's priorities.

Right Track For Long Island Coalition

2016-Present

Since Councilwoman Lisa Inzerillo received the information from the Third Track Coalition 18 months ago, she immediately understood how important this project will be for Long Island commuting working families. Long Island is where Mrs. Inzerillo chose to raise her family and It is so important to look toward the future for next generations of our families living here on Long Island.

Click here to learn more about the Third Track project http://www.righttrackforlongisland.com/, and about how this project will get our families where they want to go safely, and timely and positively impact their quality of life. New parking garages; renovated train stations; new signal lights and so much more. Councilwoman Inzerillo is proud to be a supporter and excited to see this project moving forward!


Policy & Procedure Manual for the Smithtown Animal Shelter

2016 - 2017

Councilwoman Inzerillo has collaborated with our Town Attorney’s and Public Safety to create a Policy & Procedure Manual for the Smithtown Animal Shelter in March 2017. She has created and built the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter Website - www.TownOfSmithtownAnimalShelter.com - to better serve our shelter pets by reaching more people across Long Island and beyond.

Transparency 

January 2017- Present

Councilwoman Inzerillo is currently developing more opportunities for the government in the Town of Smithtown to be more easily available for our constituents, and to have the residents of the Town of Smithtown able to communicate with our departments and be more transparent through the technology of the Internet, applications and software.

Kings Park Road

March 2016 – August 2017

Kings Park Road – Town of Kings Park & Commack – Councilwoman Lisa Inzerillo met with residents living on Kings Park Road concerned for their safety and quality of life to develop a plan for road paving, sidewalk repair and traffic light renovation. Kings Park Road received a full overhaul and our Highway department has now made it a safe road for the residents and the schools along the Kings Park Road.

Traffic Safety KPSCD

May – August 2017

After Years of safety concerns, Councilwoman Inzerillo collaborated with Kings Park RJO Intermediate School Principal Rudy Massimo, Kings Park Superintendent Timothy Eagan, St. Joseph’s Church and our Traffic Department to create Old Dock Road safer by adding a cross walk for the RJO School beginning September 2017. This cross walk will serve as a safe measure for those who cross the street to and from RJO and St. Joseph’s, as well as to and from cars parked on the East side of Old Dock Road.

Proudtown 

July 2017

Proudtown.com – Councilwoman Inzerillo collaborated with the Proudtown organization http://proudtown.com/ to create video tours and to bring together our municipalities and professionals who share a common interest in the continued improvement of the Greater Smithtown Area. Proudtown has helped make Councilwoman Inzerillo's vision for Smithtown a reality by sharing the legacy of Smithtown, welcome new residents and promote our community and small businesses so they can continue to grow!

Social Media Policy

Spring 2017

Councilwoman Inzerillo has collaborated with the Town Attorney’s office and Public Safety to create a Social Media Policy for Town of Smithtown Government and all it’s municipalities.

Vape Code Ammendment 

October 2017 - April 26, 2018

I was told it could not be done! Well, it's official! Vape/Hookah Code amendment approved by all 5 Town Board members on April 26, 2018. The amendment prohibits Vape stores/lounges and Hookah lounges within 1500 feet of the lot line of any park, playground, religious institution, school, or daycare center. No new shops or lounges will be permitted to open within the defined area.

Many thanks to Smithtown Town Attorney, Matt Jakubowski & Public Safety Commissioner John Valentine for their hard work and commitment regarding this important issue.

https://patch.com/new-york/smithtown/town-proposes-new-restrictions-vape-shops-hookah-lounges?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_term=community+corner&utm_campaign=autopost&utm_content=smithtown

Street Renaming - 

February - April 8th, 2018

It was an absolute honor to work with the families of the young women lost in the 2015 Limo crash. Public Relations Officer Nicole Garguilo, Traffic Engineer Mitch Crowely & Ms. Inzerillo worked together in renaming Central Road in Commack after the young women.

https://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/cutchogue-limo-crash-street-dedication-1.17922403

Street Renaming -

July 1st, 2018

Collaborated with our Traffic Engineer Mitch Crowley on a street renaming at the intersection of Richard Boulevard/Philson Court in Commack. We would like to thank all that came out to honor Lance Corporal Michael Blanco. While the community bonded together for the Blanco Family, it reminded us all how special life is when we walk through it together.

Global Youth Service Day

April 21, 2018

Collaborated with the Smithtown Youth Bureau's very amazing Stacey Sanders & staff, Public Safety & Hoyt Farm to put together a wonderful event for Global Service Youth Day at Hoyt Farm. Established in 1988, Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) celebrates and mobilizes the millions of young people who improve their communities through service. Global Youth Service Day is the largest service event in the world and the only one dedicated to the contributions that younger generations make year round.

Global Youth Service Day

April 13, 2019

Collaborated with the Smithtown Youth Bureau and Sweetbriar Nature Preserve to put together a wonderful event for Global Service Youth Day. Established in 1988, Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) celebrates and mobilizes the millions of young people who improve their communities through service. Global Youth Service Day is the largest service event in the world and the only one dedicated to the contributions that younger generations make year round.

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Animal Shelter Reform 2016 - Present

Smithtown Animal and Adoption Center Accomplishments 

February 2017 – October 23, 2018

And more to Come!

· The recovery of the Smithtown Animal and Adoption Center began in February of 2016 with the Town Board, by unanimous decision, directing the intercession of the Department of Public Safety in to the oversight and supervision of day to day operations at the shelter.

· Clear lines of authority and supervision were immediately established.

· The Facility was completely cleaned and repaired with the assistant on the Smithtown Parks Department and the Smithtown Highway Department, as well as outside agencies.

· Outdated, inoperable and dysfunctional equipment, furniture and supplies were removed.

· A regularly scheduled cleaning agency was employed.

· An air filtration and exchange system was installed.

· Infestation and contamination issues were addressed and resolved.

· A medical and wellness room was created.

· Improvements to the existing cattery with access to indoor and outdoor areas for the animals.

· Removed administrative and operational office from a single room in the main facility.

· Purchased a multi-room office trailer that houses administrative staff with office space for departmental employees, as well as a receiving area for residents.

· Security cameras and fire alarm system installed.

· State of the art meet and greet room was established.

· Improvements made to main facility, as well as the parking lot, fencing and accessory building.

· Federal grant for the addition of a state of the art “Trap and Release” facility; construction to begin 2019.

· Significant improvement to “Dog Runs” and the addition of a donated “Recreational and Development” park was completed in 2017.

· Relationships with appropriate medical and training experts have been developed with services of a Veterinarian on a regular schedules and emergency basis.

· Oversight and supervision began with the incorporation of Shelter employees into the Department of Public Safety with all rules and regulations applicable.

· Animal Shelter policies and procedures in conjunction with minimum standards of the National Association of Veterinarians, OSHA, all applicable Federal, State, and Local statutes continue to be incorporated in day to day operations.

· Policies and Procedures applicable to the Smithtown Animal and Adoption Center were developed, reviewed and adopted.

· Chain of command and communication protocols have been established.

· Updated uniforms and equipment have been issued with the addition of a state of the art operational and tactical vehicle, with additional vehicles on order.

· All applicable certifications and inspection of Federal (DEC, DEA), State (Agg. +Markets, DOE) and Local authorities have been completed or are presently schedules.

· Relationships with outside governmental agencies, community advocates, as well as “non for profits”, have been established.

· Informational disbursement, in accordance with town policy through local news sources and social media, have been developed.

A vigorous and ongoing “volunteer” recruitment process was established.

The recovery of the Smithtown Animal and Adoption Center began in February of 2016 with the Town Board, by unanimous decision, directing the intercession of the Department of Public Safety in to the oversight and supervision of day to day operations at the shelter. Clear lines of authority and supervision were immediately established.

Facility Improvements

The facility was completely cleaned and repaired with the assistance of the Smithtown Parks and Highway Departments as well as outside agencies and year of outdated, inoperable and dysfunctional equipment, furniture and supplies were removed. A regularly scheduled cleaning agency was employed and an air filtration and exchange system was installed. Infestation and contamination issues were addressed and resolved. A medical and wellness room was created as well as improvements to the existing cattery with access to indoor and outdoor areas for the animals. Administrative and operational offices were removed from a single room in the main facility which led to the purchase of a new multi-room office trailer that houses administrative and office space for Departmental employees as well as a receiving area for town residents. Security cameras and fire alarm systems were installed. A state of the art multi-room meet and greet was established. Improvements were made to all areas of the main facility as well as the parking lot, fencing and accessory buildings. A Federal Grant for the addition of a state of the art “Trap and Release” facility was awarded with future construction to begin in 2019. Significant improvements to existing “Dog Runs” and the addition of donated “recreational and Development” park was completed in 2017. Relationships with necessary and appropriate medical and training experts have been developed with the services of a Veterinarian on a regularly scheduled and emergency basis. A vigorous and ongoing “volunteer” recruitment process is in place with relevant and appropriate training and oversight.

Operations

Oversight and supervision began with the incorporation of Shelter Employees in to the Department of Public Safety with all rules and regulations applicable. Animal Shelter policies and procedures in conjunction with minimum standards of the National Association of Veterinarians, OSHA all applicable Federal State and Local statutes continue to be incorporated in to day to day operations of the facility. Policies and Procedures applicable to the Smithtown Animal and Adoption Center were developed, reviewed and adopted. Chain of command and communication protocols have been established. Updated uniforms and equipment have been issued with the addition of a state of the art operational and tactical vehicle, with additional vehicles on order. All applicable certifications and inspection of Federal (DEC, DEA), State (Agg. +Markets, DOE) and Local authorities have been completed or are presently scheduled. Relationships with outside governmental agencies, community advocates as well as “non for profits” have been established. Informational disbursement, in accordance with town policy, through local news sources and social media have been developed.

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Town Board Collaboration:

• Triple A Rating from Moody’s- First time ever for TOS

• NYS has determined that TOS has among the lowest fiscal stress of any towns on LI.

• Lowered tax in 2017 and complied with tax cap in 2014-2016 and for 2016 and 2017 approved a structurally balanced budget.

• Replaced all 7000 residential LED lighting fixtures $424K in annual savings. Prior to this installation we budgeted $692K for electrical usage and now only $270K

• We now prepare 5-year capital plans

• Lowest debt of all major towns $19 million

• Gradually replacing ageing 192 vehicle fleet through leasing instead of borrowing and because of less repairs, reducing 20 vehicles from the fleet

• Allowed Commack Ambulance to bill insurance companies for services saving over $300K in tax levy.

• Began planning for replacement of animal shelter

• Approved project to spend x for improvement of Senior Center. Acquired 2 nearly new busses for only $15K from a NYC non-performing not-for-profit

• Entered into inter-municipal agreements with 3 fire departments for dispatching services and with other agencies for the dispensing of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)

• One of only two towns on LI to receive a $250K energy grant from NYS. – See Russ Barnett

• Improved cell tower communications by installing a cell tower along Nissequogue River for convenience of residents and most importantly safety by improving communications with emergency services agencies.

• In 2015 received 5 CNG Packer trucks used by highway for more efficient leaf and brush removal

• Replace 22.5 miles of roadway in 2016 and authorized $1,000,000 for driveway aprons, curbing and sidewalks.

• Funded the Smithtown Performing Arts $65,000, Smithtown Arts Council $50,000 and Smithtown Historical $50,000

• Approved in the 2017 budget, and an establishment of a $2 million reserve fund for sewer installation and another $2 million for land acquisition.

• In 2015 permitted businesses in the Hauppauge Industrial Park to build additions onto buildings allowing for an increase in overall height to 35 feet in the park and 62 feet on Motor Parkway.