I was happy to be a part of last Saturday's opening of the 2009 Little League baseball/softball season and annual Little League parade. The weather cooperated and over 70 games were played to jump-start the season.

I would like to again take this time to congratulate the Garden City Athletic Association on their 54th year and thank their officers, directors, managers, coaches and all that are involved in such a wonderful organization. Not only do they touch the lives of so many youngsters, they have been a valuable asset to our community.

We all want to keep the environment clean and green. However, I would like to remind village residents that although we want to have beautiful lawns and flowers, we must keep in mind the village's law with regard to water conservation (Local Law 3-1987) is now in effect.

The restrictions are: Lawn sprinkling and garden irrigation only from April 16 to Nov. 30 of each year and only during the hours of 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The days a person may water are: odd numbered properties on odd numbered days; even numbered properties on even numbered days; and properties with no numbers on even numbered days.

Automatic sprinkler systems: all newly installed systems must have moisture sensors approved by the Department of Public Works. For more information please call 465-4012 regarding sprinkler systems.

Miscellaneous: all home car washing must be done with hoses fitted with spray nozzles with automatic shut-off. Use of water for washing down driveways or walkways is prohibited.

Please cooperate by observing these restrictions. The police department has been requested to issue appearance tickets to those persons found to be in violation of this law.

The next board of trustees meeting will be Thursday, April 16, at 8 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Board Room at Village Hall. I encourage residents to periodically utilize the village's website for information regarding the village's operations, as well as items of seasonal and special interest. The address is One item of interest that is on the village's website is a listing of the Garden City's Recreation Department's various programs that are offered to residents both young and old. Logo
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