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From the Desk of Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy: March 26, 2010

Written by Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy Friday, 26 March 2010 00:00

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National Nutrition Awareness Month

The key to a healthy lifestyle is a healthy diet. That is why each March we take time to recognize National Nutrition Awareness Month. This month is the perfect opportunity to remember to get five servings a day of fruits and vegetables.   

 

Letter: ‘McCarthy/Obamacare’

Friday, 19 March 2010 00:00

I implore all constituents of the 4th Congressional District to demand our Representative (?) Carolyn “Pelosi’s Pet” McCarthy vote against ObamaCare. She never read the House version and voted for it! Now she’ll be voting for a senate version she hasn’t read. Will she ever hold a town hall meeting? Doubtful.

 

Mayor’s Report: March 19, 2010

Written by Garden City Mayor Robert J. Rothschild Friday, 19 March 2010 00:00
United States Census Bureau

Beginning last month and continuing through late August, Census Bureau temporary field staff will be working within the village to deliver questionnaires and collect information from those who have not returned their Census questionnaire and verify addresses.

 

Mayor's Report: March 12, 2010

Written by Garden City Mayor Robert J. Rothschild Friday, 12 March 2010 00:00
Village Election - Tuesday, March 16

The annual village election will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, from noon to 9 p.m., at Village Hall, 351 Stewart Ave. Village residents will be voting for the following candidates:

Donald T. Brudie - Trustee – two-year term

John J. Watras - Trustee – two-year term

Nicholas P. Episcopia - Trustee – two-year term

Brian C. Daughney - Trustee – two-year term

 

Letter: Access Denied for Tour of St. Paul’s – It’s Still Worth Saving

Friday, 12 March 2010 00:00

On the morning of Feb. 11, two representatives of the New York State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) braved through blizzard conditions for a pre-arranged visit to St. Paul’s. At the urging of The Garden City Historical Society, aided by several trustees, the tour had been scheduled a week earlier. Their visit was supposed to give them a firsthand look inside the building.

 

Mayor’s Report: March 5, 2010

Written by Garden City Mayor Robert J. Rothschild Friday, 05 March 2010 00:00
Amanda’s Law Carbon Monoxide Alarms

I have been informed by Captain Gil Frank of our fire department that on Feb. 22, 2010, “Amanda’s Law” took effect for New York State. This law requires essentially all residences, both new and existing to have carbon monoxide alarms installed on any floor where there are sleeping areas. The specific requirements differ for new and existing residences and also on when the buildings were built and subcategories of occupancy groups.

 

Around the Town: March 5, 2010

Written by Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray Friday, 05 March 2010 00:00

Town of Hempstead to Hold ‘E-Cycling Day’ on March 13

Keeping our planet healthy takes a joint effort. That’s why I am proud to announce that the Town of Hempstead will hold an “E-Cycling” Day on Saturday, March 13 in Levittown from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine.

 

Mayor's Report: February 26, 2010

Written by Garden City Mayor Robert J. Rothschild Friday, 26 February 2010 00:00
Volunteerism: Keystone of Garden City’s Unique Form of Government

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all residents, past and current, who volunteer on the Village’s Boards and Commissions, as well as members of our Special Police and Volunteer Fire Department. While there is great personal satisfaction to all volunteers who spend time away from their families — missing birthdays, concerts, etc., it is with this in mind that we extend a special word of gratitude to their spouses and families who share them and demonstrate their own wonderful community spirit. We often take for granted the tremendous time, talent and effort extended by all of those residents who participate as officers and directors in our four Property Owners Associations. It is the result of their tireless efforts that perpetuate our unique Community Agreement form of government.

On a Personal Note:

I offer my congratulations to the incoming Community Agreement Party slate of candidates:

Donald T. Brudie Trustee – two-year term

John J. Watras Trustee – two-year term

Nicholas P. Episcopia Trustee – two-term

Brian C. Daughney Trustee – two-year term

Since the incorporation of the village in 1919, members of the board of trustees in Garden City have been elected by a non-partisan vote of residents in accordance with the policies of the Community Agreement. Our Community Agreement Party has served us well, and I urge residents to support the above slate.

Board of Trustees Work Sessions

The board of trustees will be conducting work sessions to review the proposed 2010/11 Operating/Capital Budgets on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 27 at 8:30 a.m.; and Wednesday, March 3 at 7 p.m. These sessions will be held in the Board Room at Village Hall. These sessions are conducted in public but will not provide for public participation.

Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule

The next regularly scheduled board of trustees meetings will be held on Thursday, March 4 and Thursday, March 18 at 8 p.m.

Correct Dates for Solicitation

In last week’s column there was information about groups that have permits for solicitation within the village. The wrong dates were listed for the New York Youth Club. The permitted dates that they have for soliciting within the village are as follows: Saturday, March 13; Saturday, May 1; Saturday, May 8; Saturday, July 3; Saturday, July 10; and Saturday, Aug. 28. I am sorry if this has caused any inconvenience.

Village’s Website

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 www.garden cityny.net. For your convenience, listed on the village’s home page (under the Heading of Administration) is information listing Village Hall hours and a directory with the telephone numbers of village department heads.

 

Letter: GC Merchant Group Encourages Residents to Shop Local

Friday, 26 February 2010 00:00

We are all facing trying economic times — particularly our Garden City Merchants. I don’t have to quote national statistics to prove our financial condition — just read the front page of any newspaper.

 

Mayor’s Report: February 19, 2010

Written by Garden City Mayor Robert J. Rothschild Friday, 19 February 2010 00:00
Local Law - Solicitations

The village’s solicitation law prohibits all unwanted commercial solicitations and distributions on all private residential property in the village and prohibits non-commercial solicitations and distributions on private property to the extent desired by the resident. This law was designed to protect residents from unwanted invasions of their privacy.

Any resident requesting not to be solicited should complete a “Notice of Objection” form at the Village Hall. Presently, the board has authorized certain groups to solicit door-to-door in the Village. As of this writing, the only groups that have permission to solicit are; the New York Youth Club, Their permit has been issued for the following dates: Saturday, Feb. 20; Saturday, March 13; Saturday, May 1; Saturday, May 8; Saturday, July 3; Saturday, July 10; and Saturday, Aug. 28; Garden City Community Church, soliciting funds or canned goods on Saturday, Feb. 27, between the hours of 9 a.m. to noon, in front of Kings and Key Food supermarkets. The church is donating the funds to the people of Haiti. The board has also renewed the long-standing agreement for the tool grinding services of Messrs. Anthony and Nicholas Sampogna throughout the village for the calendar year 2010.

Budget Work Sessions

I would like to remind you that the board of trustees will be conducting work sessions to review the proposed 2010/11 Operating/Capital Budgets on:

Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. (Budget Work Session 1 - Board Review)

Saturday, Feb. 27 at 8:30 a.m. (Budget Work Session 2 - Board Review)

Wednesday, March 3 at 7 p.m. (Final Budget Work Session)

These sessions are currently scheduled to be held in the Board Room at Village Hall, 351 Stewart Ave., Garden City.

Sanitation Collection – Holiday Week

Village offices were closed on Monday, Feb. 15 for Presidents Day. There were no Regular Garbage and Recycling Pickups on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 15 and there was no Rubbish pickup on Wednesday, Feb. 17.

The schedule for the holiday week will be as follows:

Western half of Village (West of Rockaway Avenue) – Garbage on Tuesday and Thursday and Rubbish on Wednesday, Feb. 24

Eastern Half of Village (East of Rockaway Avenue) – Garbage on Wednesday and Friday and Rubbish on Wednesday, Feb. 24

Residents who were scheduled for recycling on Monday, Feb. 15 are asked to put their recyclables out on Monday, Feb. 22. All other recycling days will remain the same. Rubbish collection has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 24.

Village’s Website

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 www.gardencityny.net. For your convenience, listed on the village’s home page under the Heading of Administration is a link to village maps of key areas of interest within the village, including various schools, playgrounds, fire stations, Village Hall, etc.

 

 

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