Legislator Steven Flotteron has been a driving force in Suffolk County since settling in the area with his wife, Ellen, in 1995. At that time, his community of Bay Shore was experiencing years of economic downturn and in need of redevelopment. Steve wasted no time getting involved with trailblazing community groups such as the Bay Shore Summit Council. For the next ten years, he served as President of the Code Enforcement Committee and later Vice President of the Council. During this time, he joined community leaders from Brentwood and Central Islip and formed the Tri-Hamlet Alliance. Their most notable accomplishment was to amend the Uniform District Court Act allowing the Town to start legal action against absentee landlords. This enabled the Town to clean up illegal housing in the community. As a result of his continued commitment to improve his community, Steve was urged to run for public office.
In 2005, residents elected Steve a Councilman for the Town of Islip. Over the next twelve years, he was a proven leader and problem solver. In addition to serving on the Budget Review Task Force, he continued to strengthen code enforcement.Improving the quality of life for the people in Islip has always been his focus and priority. Examples of projects spearheaded by the Councilman during his tenure were the Bay Shore Marina, West Islip Beach/Marina (Madeline Hsu Playground), Brookwood Hall Restoration and Garden, and The Grange in Sayville historic building improvements. Especially rewarding has been the many improvements within the Town that were accomplished at no cost to taxpayers.
Additional successful Town projects include:
- Secured land lease and approximately $250,000 in donations for the Islip Town Firefighter’s Museum
- Development of the East View Drive Park and Concession in Central Islip
- Secured Disney Corp. donation for Kaboom Playground in Central Islip Community Park
- Installation of the first Audible Pedestrian Signals for the visually impaired in Islip
- PAR F.O.R.E. Golf Instruction Program, helping at risk youth
- Creation of the Historic Islip Trail Map
- Partial Property tax exemption for Cold War Veterans
While faced with complex and diverse issues during his 12 years of public service, Steve remained steadfast and open minded, and always available to speak with the residents of the Town. He recently was honored with the Central Islip Distinguished Citizen Award. Steve remains committed to the residents of Suffolk County serving as Legislator of the 11th Legislative District.