Ever since our village purchased the St. Paul’s School for boys in 1993, a tension has existed between the residents who feel strongly that the school building must be preserved and those who believe that the building can be restored only if it is done in a fiscally prudent manner. This friction over St. Paul’s is reflected on the village board of trustees. One group of five trustees wants St. Paul’s restored only if it can be done without a heavy burden on taxpayers.
The remaining three trustees—including Mayor Donald Brudie—apparently place more importance on the building’s beauty and historical significance than on the cost of restoration.
Our local law requires dog owners to leash their pets and to clean up after them when they have relieved themselves upon any areas used in common by the public. These areas include median strips, curbs, gutters, park areas, streets, etc. By way of clarification, the village’s local law is very specific as to the prohibition. “No person who owns … any dog shall … permit or allow such dog to urinate, defecate or commit any other nuisance upon any public street, thoroughfare, sidewalk, gutter … or park … [or] any place where people congregate, or upon any private property without permission of the owner thereof. The term “sidewalk” as used herein shall mean the area between the curb, or traveled portion of the street if there be no curb and the property line of the abutting property owner.”
Residents are reminded that village offices will close at noon next Friday, April 6, in observance of Good Friday and will reopen on Monday, April 9. Correspondence may be dropped in the letter slot at the front of Village Hall.
Congratulations to Trustees John J. Watras, Nicholas P. Episcopia, Andrew J. Cavanaugh and Brian C. Daughney on their election last Tuesday. I believe the board can achieve a great deal over the next year working together.
I also want to express gratitude to all of the many residents who made the time to vote in the annual village election and encourage you to become familiar with your property owners’ associations and to become involved with it.
Estates POA congratulates Community Agreement Candidates: Brian Daughney, Nick Episcopia, Andrew Cavanaugh and John Watras on their re-election victory during the General Election that was held this past Tuesday. For nearly 100 years, The Community Agreement, has proven itself to be a very viable form of government that has allowed Garden City to be one of the most special and unique towns in the country. This past election results reconfirmed our town’s overwhelming support for the Community Agreement.
I would like to ask you to do your part to support all businesses within Garden City. I would also like to encourage all residents and professionals within Garden City to shop locally. Your patronage will be appreciated and is needed.
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.
Daylight Savings Time began this past Sunday, March 11. Residents are reminded that clocks should have been set one hour ahead.
Each of us is currently serving on the village board of trustees. Although we are not running for election in the upcoming March 20 village election, we urge you to come and vote and support the Community Agreements Candidates.
We have all lived in the village for many years, from 10 years to our whole lives. We, like you, are taxpayers and are concerned with taxes and costs. We all have children who have either been raised in the village or are now watching our children grow up here.
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