Written by John J. Watras Thursday, 30 January 2014 00:00
Budget Work Sessions
I would like to advise you that the board of trustees will be conducting work sessions to review the proposed 2014-15 operating/capital budgets on:
Saturday, Feb. 8, 8:30 a.m. (Budget Overview/Tour Of Facilities)
Thursday, Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m. (Budget Study/Work Session 1)
Thursday, Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m. (Budget Study/Work Session 2)
Thursday, March 13, 7:30 p.m. (Budget Study/Work Session 3, if necessary)
These sessions are currently scheduled to be held in the boardroom at village hall, 351 Stewart Ave. in Garden City. All residents are welcome and encouraged to attend.
January Is Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month
Since January is Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month, I thought that it would be a good idea for me to share with you some carbon monoxide safety and awareness tips:
• Install a UL certified battery-operated or battery back-up carbon monoxide detector in your home and check or replace the battery when you change the time on your clocks each spring and fall.
• Carefully follow manufacturers’ instructions for placement, use and maintenance.
• If the detector sounds, leave your home immediately and call 911 or call the Garden City Fire Department at 516-746-2800.
• Recognize symptoms and seek prompt medical attention if you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning.
• Adhere to manufacturers’ instructions when using appliances such as furnaces, ranges, water heaters and room heaters.
• Have a qualified technician clean and check fuel-burning appliances and chimneys at the beginning of each season to make sure that they are operating properly.
• Have your vents and chimney checked and cleaned annually.
• Never use a generator, charcoal grill, camp stove, or other gasoline or charcoal-burning device inside your home, basement, garage or outside near a window.
• Never run a car or truck inside a garage attached to your house, even if you leave the door open.
• Never burn anything in a stove or fireplace that isn’t vented.
• Never heat up your house with a gas stove or oven.
• Never sleep in a room with an un-vented gas or kerosene space heater.
Shop And Dine In Garden City And Enjoy The Experience
There are many things which make Garden City such an appealing place to live and work. One of these is our viable and welcoming business districts with their fine restaurants, unique shops and regional stores.
Many residents consider shopping and dining in our business districts as “experience shopping” because they meet friends and neighbors along the way and have an opportunity to interact with them. This is in stark contrast to frantically dashing through the crowds in the mall or the big box retailers.
I encourage residents to make a conscious effort to choose Garden City as the place to shop and dine. It would be extremely helpful to our business community if you could make one purchase daily in the Village stores. Customer service, selection and quality are outstanding. While shopping or dining let the merchant know that you appreciate them and all that they offer. I look forward to seeing everyone in town.
Board Of Trustees Meeting Schedule
The next regularly scheduled board of trustees’ meetings will be on Thursday, Feb. 6 and on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m. I encourage all residents to attend board of trustees meetings so as to be thoroughly informed of village issues from a first-hand perspective.
I do hope to see some more residents at the board meetings in the coming year.
Thursday, 30 October 2014 00:00
Donald Barrick, Life’s WORC Board Chairman announced that Janet Koch has been hired as the new Executive Director of Life’s WORC, a Garden City-based 501(c) (3) not-for-profit corporation. Koch assumes this leadership responsibility as Peter Smergut retires after 20 years in this position. After a thorough and extensive executive search process, the Life’s WORC Board is confident Koch has the vision and skills consistent with the needs of the organization. She will assume her position as executive director on Monday, Nov. 3.
Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00
Holiday shopping at Resurrection’s Christmas Fair combines fine quality, handmade gift items at reasonable prices. Members of Resurrection Lutheran Church have worked all year to create Christmas decorations, ornaments, and gift items. Beautiful table runners, scarves, hats, baby quilts, doll clothes for 18-inch dolls, and hand-painted wooden items are affordably priced to suit any budget. Find unique gifts for that special someone. Other displays feature jewelry, toys, books, games, baked goods, and treasures at the White Elephant Sale.
Net proceeds go to support mission work at Resurrection and The Life. Additional funding is awarded through Care Abounds in Communities, of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
Thursday, 30 October 2014 10:58
High School Jazz Class Added To Dance Conservatory
Dance Conservatory Director Felicia Lovaglio has decided to add a jazz class for students in 9th through 12th grades who are residents of the Incorporated Village of Garden City. This 55-minute class will be held on Saturdays at 4 p.m. beginning on Saturday, Nov. 8. The cost of this 20-week class will be $200. Preregistration is necessary by visiting the recreation and parks office at 108 Rockaway Ave.
Adult Dance Performance Group Now Registering
The recreation and parks department offers an adult dance group that works on jazz and contemporary moves and leads up to a performance in a Dance Company Showcase. Whether you are a beginner dance student or someone who danced as a child and would like to try again, this program will help you achieve your goals. Classes will be held on Saturday mornings beginning Saturday, Nov. 8. Each class is 55 minutes long and the session will run through May. The cost of this program will be $220.
Thursday, 23 October 2014 09:43
With the fall sports season upon us, the department of recreation and parks would like to remind all residents that pets are not allowed in any neighborhood parks, Community Park, or St. Paul’s fields. Non compliance with this rule will result in the issuance of appearance tickets.
Register For The Online Registration Option
Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks will offer the option of online registration with credit card payment beginning with its winter programs in early December.
In order for a family to use the online registration option, the family will first need to visit the recreation and parks office at 108 Rockaway Ave. to verify residency and their family information and receive their password. A list of instructions as to how to use the website will be included.