Bellport, New York

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Bellport is a village in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 2,363 at the 2000 census. The village is named after the Bell family, early settlers of the area. The public education system in Bellport makes up the South Country Central School District consisting of six schools, three elementary Schools (Kindergarten- Grade 3), Frank P. Long Intermediate School (Grades 4-5), Bellport Middle School (Grades 6-8) and Bellport High School. Bellport is in the town of Brookhaven and is on the South Shore of Long Island.

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Government

The village is governed by 4 trustees and a mayor.[1] Each trustee is elected to a 2-year term, with 2 trustees up for election every year.[citation needed] The mayor is elected to a 2-year term as well.[citation needed] The current trustees are: John Orlando, Lee Snead, Ray Fell, and Sherry Binnington. The mayor of the village is David Pate.[1]

Bellport is responsible for many local services such as snow removal, road maintenance, and garbage removal. These services are paid for by taxes on property within the boundaries of the village. However, taxes are collected by the Brookhaven Receiver of Taxes. Education is the responsibility of the South Country Central School District, ambulance service is provided by the South Country Ambulance Company, fire service is provided by the Bellport Fire District, and police service is provided by the Suffolk County Police Department and Bellport Code Enforement.

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