Written by Garden City Life Staff, firstname.lastname@example.org Saturday, 02 August 2014 00:00
If you live in and are the owner of a home, condominium or cooperative apartment (co-op), you may qualify for hundreds of dollars in property tax savings each year.
“I’m partnering with Nassau County Executive Mangano to bring the Department of Assessment office operations to the Uniondale Public Library (400 Uniondale Ave., Uniondale) on Friday, Aug. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m.,” said Senator Kemp Hannon.
Equipped with specially configured computers linked to the county’s database, the department of assessment will be able to process property tax exemption applications for the following:
• Veterans Property Tax Exemption
• Senior Citizens Property Tax Exemption
• Cold War Veterans Property Tax Exemption
• Volunteer Firefighters & Ambulance Workers Property Tax Exemption
• Limited Income Disability Property Tax Exemption
• Home Improvement Tax Exemption
In addition, Nassau County home, condominium and cooperative owners are eligible for two types of STAR (School Tax Relief) exemptions—Basic STAR (for residents who own and live in their home, condo or co-op with an annual household income of $500,000 or less) and Enhanced STAR (for senior citizens aged 65 years and older with annual incomes of $83,300 or less).
If you’re eligible, you must bring copies of all the necessary documentation to the workshop and you can file for your tax exemption on the spot! Applications and specific documentation requirements are available on the Department of Assessment website at www.mynassauproperty.com
If you have any specific questions about any of these programs, please call Senator Hannon’s Community Office at 516-739-1700 or the Nassau County Department of Assessment at 516-571-1500.
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00
The Garden City Public School District is excited to welcome Lynette Abruzzo as its new director of Pupil Personnel Services (PPS). The position was vacated by Catherine Wheeler, who retired this summer. Abruzzo began working in the district earlier this year in January as the assistant director of PPS.
“I look forward to supporting the students here. To support their growth, help prepare them so that they have all the tools they need to be successful when they leave here. To be successful in their life and maximize their potential,” Abruzzo said of her plans for the new position.
Saturday, 13 September 2014 00:00
On Sept. 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Garden City Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its season kick-off luncheon program at the Garden City Hotel, where the keynote speakers will be the Democratic and Republican nominees for the U.S. Congress in New York’s Fourth Congressional District. Bruce A. Blakeman (R), Conservative and Independence nominee and Kathleen Rice (D), Nassau County District Attorney, will speak separately expressing their respective views on the future of the district and impact upon its business community. This is not to be a debate.
Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:00
Fall Children’s Tennis Classes
Registration for the start of the Fall 2014 Indoor Tennis Program for Children has begun at the Community Park Tennis Center. Walkins and non-resident children attending Garden City Public Schools* will be accepted beginning Sept. 11. Please make checks payable to the “Inc. Village of Garden City." Please note—classes are not considered day care and can not be declared for tax exemption.
* Non resident children who would like to register for the tennis program must prove they attend one of the Garden City Public Schools. Proof must accompany registration. An additional $50 fee will pertain to anyone in this category.
10 weeks of classes—classes will begin Thursday, Sept. 18
Thursday, 04 September 2014 11:31
At 6 a.m on a blustery Saturday morning, 1600 people arrived at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park to participate in the 27th annual Runner’s Edge Tobay Triathlon and Tri-Relay Race. The participants were drawn from a wide age range. They came from all over Long Island and upstate New York, a few were from out of state, and in some cases, had disabilities. But they all came with one goal in mind — to finish.
Jeffrey Hussey, a 28-year-old Garden City resident, has done this race three times and this was his fifth triathlon this summer.