A businessman from North Massapequa, Oyster Bay Town Councilman Joseph D. Muscarella was appointed to the Town Board in April 1995 and elected to that position in November 1995.
Hailing from a family with a long tradition of public service, Councilman Muscarella knows the importance of being responsive to his constituents. As a partner in a successful insurance agency, his businessman’s perspective compliments the other professional experience represented by his colleagues on the Town Board. His business acumen is especially helpful in the Town Board’s ongoing efforts to hold the line on taxes and still provide the highest quality municipal services.
The Councilman is always available to help local civic leaders and residents on any issue and has shown a strong willingness to help bring about solutions to problems. He has been actively involved in the Superfund cleanup of the Liberty Industrial Finishing site in Farmingdale, working closely with the Environmental Protection Agency and residents to structure the cleanup. Commuters have a friend in Councilman Muscarella, who is always looking for new ways to ease their burden. He is also involved with Town engineers on a program in which all Town parking fields are being thoroughly examined to determine how to maximize their efficiency and capacity.
The Councilman has spearheaded the Town of Oyster Bay Blood Drive for many years and as a result the Town of Oyster Bay has been recognized consistently for a high level of participation.
Councilman Muscarella’s noteworthy record of civic and community involvement includes membership in many organizations including the Knights of Columbus and the Order of Sons of Italy in America. He has coached Farmingdale Wolverines Soccer League, the PAL Flag Football League and the PAL Basketball League. He is a congregant at St. James R.C. Church in Seaford where he has served on the Pastoral Council.
The Councilman earned a B.S. degree in marketing at St. John’s University. His professional affiliations include membership in the Long Island Association and is a Past Legislative State Chairperson and Past President of the Independent Insurance Agents Association of Nassau County.
Councilman Muscarella and his wife, Carol, are the parents of three children, Annette, Joseph and Andrew.