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Recent News

Legislators call for oversight of County Health Department fees

February 6, 2016 Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi (R-East Islip) announced today that he has introduced legislation to require the Department of Health, like other county agencies, to obtain legislative approval before raising fees, and to require a public hearing before doing so.  Legislator Cilmi’s bill, the first for his 2016 agenda, comes after the DOH raised existing fees and
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Moody’s Downgrades Suffolk Outlook to “Negative”

February 4, 2016 – Legislator Tom Cilmi issues statement on Moody’s downgrade of Suffolk County’s financial outlook to “Negative” I am never partisan for the sake of being partisan, but Democrats have controlled Suffolk County for the last ten years and this is what we’ve got. We have more than double the debt…more than $1.5 billion,
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Request for Proposals issued to clean and develop contaminated Islip properties

January 27, 2016 Legislator Tom Cilmi announced the Suffolk County Land Bank Corporation (SCLBC), created in 2013 by the Suffolk County Legislature to address brownfield properties in Suffolk County, has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the redevelopment of five properties located in the Town of Islip, including a 1.5 acre parcel on Grant
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Champlin Creek Dredging Yields Far-Reaching Benefits

Legislator Tom Cilmi joined County Executive Steve Bellone, Enrico Nardone, Executive Director of Seatuck Environmental Association and Michelle Potter, Refuge Manager for the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex to announce a joint project between Suffolk County and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made possible, in part, with funds from the Federal Government. The project
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Sworn in for a fourth term

January 4, 2016 – Hauppauge, New York Legislator Tom Cilmi, with his wife and son at his side, signed the oath of office for the fourth time.  Cilmi said he was again humbled by the “profound trust” placed in him by the voters and vowed to continue to be a pragmatic, conservative voice on the
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Reflections on 2015

It’s the first day of 2016 and I think it’s appropriate to take a critical look back on 2015 before we map out the next 364 days.  So here’s my 2015 year-in-review. Bills I sponsored which passed, in order of introduction: IR-1048 – Reappointing Lynda Moran to the Citizens Advisory Board for the Arts. Lynda is
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Collaborating with OASAS and area schools to foster drug prevention

November-2015 Legislator Tom Cilmi invited school superintendents from districts within the 10th Legislative District along with representatives from the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), to discuss prevention programs and share experiences in an effort to improve substance abuse prevention in schools.  Cilmi, who has chaired a Republican Caucus Task Force
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Islip Chamber of Commerce Announces Grand Marshal for 2015 Holiday Parade

Doris Kennedy, President of the Islip Chamber of Commerce, announced that Suffolk Legislator Tom Cilmi will be the first ever Grand Marshal of the Holiday Parade. Kennedy said the Chamber Board selected Cilmi for all he’s done for the Chamber and for the community.  Cilmi served on the Board of Directors of the Islip Chamber
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Cilmi Proposes Multi-year Budget Planning

Republican Legislator Tom Cilmi proposed for the second time a bill that would require Suffolk County to adopt a multi-year budget plan each year.  If approved, the bill would have required the County Executive to submit an operating budget plan, indicating anticipated revenue and expenses, for the three years following each upcoming budget year.  The plan
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Cilmi Wins Re-Election

Thank you to the voters of the 10th LD for the trust you’ve again placed in me. It was a decisive win with just about 75% of the vote. My heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone who asked for a lawn sign, shared a kind word on Facebook, spoke to friends, helped with my walking campaign,
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