When Hurricane Sandy battered our shoreline and destroyed homes, businesses and lives, Councilman Anthony D’Esposito was there leading in the immediate and prolonged recovery process.
As a Chief of the Island Park Fire Department, D’Esposito helped lead a community-wide search for injured neighbors, removed victims from flooded homes, worked with utilities to achieve the safe repowering of the community and later worked with fellow volunteer fire department members to set up a pantry at the firehouse to lend assistance to residents and others in need.
On the Town Board, Councilman D’Esposito is leading the fight to continue waiving permit fees for in-kind repairs as well as reconstruction & replacement of Sandy-damaged homes. His office has helped countless neighbors navigate the Building Department and receive permits to begin their work.
By looking for grants from other sources, Councilman D’Esposito is looking towards the future by mitigating risk to the community in the event of another hurricane or superstorm. These grant opportunities not only help our middle class families and seniors, but also local merchants and businesses.
It’s only by helping neighbors recover that our South Shore community will be able to get back on its feet once and for all.