Supervisor Romaine Announces Town Assistance in Monitoring Federal Assets During Shutdown
Farmingville, NY – Supervisor Ed Romaine has announced that during the federal shutdown, officers and harbormasters from the Town of Brookhaven’s Department of Public Safety will assist in monitoring the Wertheim Wildlife Refuge, Fire Island National Seashore and the William Floyd Estate. The Supervisor’s directive to increase patrols will help ensure that these historic and environmentally sensitive federal properties are protected as long as the shutdown lasts.
Supervisor Romaine said, “While the federal government is shut down, we will do everything we can to provide assistance. Although they are not Town properties, they are important to us and they need to be protected. I thank Public Safety Commissioner John Meehan and his staff for working with me to make this happen.”
Councilman Neil Foley said, “The Fire Island National Seashore is the largest Federal property in Brookhaven Town and an important environmental asset. It is in our best interest to offer assistance during the shutdown.”
Councilman Dan Panico said, “These facilities are an integral part of our communities and ensuring that they are monitored during this shutdown is important.”