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.
Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00
In an earlier column, Mayor John Watras shared some helpful tips on how to secure your property in preparation for a hurricane. The following are additional recommendations on what you can do now to be prepared in the event that a major storm hits Long Island.
As the storm approaches, customers should take the following steps to prepare for the arrival of either a hurricane or tropical storm:
Saturday, 18 October 2014 00:00
Two Long Island childhood friends, Scott Reich and Michael Winik, recently left their respective careers as an attorney and investment banker to pursue their dream of starting a business together, online food market OurHarvest.
“When Mike and I decided to start a business, we knew it had to reflect our shared love of food, address the lifestyles of our fellow Long Islanders, and be socially responsible,” said Reich.
Thursday, 09 October 2014 09:22
Prior to the start of high school running season, Garden City’s Physical Therapy Options (PTO) had an opportunity to provide a presentation to members of Sacred Heart Academy’s cross country team. Team members gathered at Garden City’s New York Running Company to learn strategies and tips for a successful fall season.
PTO staff members Dr. Meghan Goetz, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and PTO Aide Mike Murphy discussed the importance of stretching to prevent injury and provided strategies and tips for success for the high school runner.
Thursday, 25 September 2014 00:00
The league started on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Garden City’s Tullamore Park. It runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. A uniform shirt and soccer balls are provided. Cleats and soccer shorts are recommended and players must wear shin guards. Age groups range from pre-k through 12th grade. Garden City residents and non-Garden City residents are welcome. Middle school and high school age volunteers are needed. No soccer experience is necessary. If you have any other questions, please contact Andy Garger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 516-775-8058.
— Submitted by the Challenger Soccer League