The name Ralph Scordino will live on forever in Babylon Village.
The mayor of 16-plus years was immortalized last month when the Babylon Village Board of Trustees approved a resolution to rename the village’s iconic Argyle Falls in his honor.
Scordino, who helped head the restoration project of the falls, suffered a fatal heart attack in October. He was 71.
Nearly a month later, on Nov. 24, the Village Board of Trustees approved the falls’ new name, Ralph A. Scordino Memorial Falls at Argyle Lake.
“As the mayor was involved in so many projects and developments throughout Babylon Village, his baby of all projects was that of the restoration of Argyle Falls,” said Mary Adams, former village trustee and current Babylon Village mayor, during the meeting.
In recent years, the historical landmark in the village had fallen into disrepair and was in need of a facelift.
“[Scordino] worked with me to secure two grants and fundraising ideas efforts,” said Adams. “The mayor was instrumental in the initiation of the restoration project.”
Because of his efforts, the falls will be restored back to its former glory for future generations to enjoy.
The renovations, which you can learn more about by clicking here, are aimed to be finished in 2021.