As the Nassau County clerk, I am writing to again caution Garden City homeowners about mass mailings that are continually being sent urging them to purchase a “certified copy” of the deed to their home.
Homeowners should be aware that these mailings are solicitations from private companies offering to obtain a deed on the homeowner’s behalf. For their service, these private companies are charging more than 1,000 percent over clerk’s office fees. Also, residents should know that only the county clerk’s office could issue certified copies of deeds.
Please know that it is never necessary to utilize one of these companies to obtain a copy of your deed. Certified copies of deeds can always be obtained from the clerk’s office for a nominal charge. Anyone wishing to request a certified copy of the deed to his or her home can contact my office at 571-2664 for further information.
Maureen O’Connell, RN, JD
Nassau County Clerk
I am pleased to report that restaurant week was a successful week as a result of the Chamber of Commerce’s efforts for the first annual event and the success of their Friday evening program in which “eateries” offered food outside of their establishments. Judging by the crowd, it was evident how much it was enjoyed by all.
It has come to my attention that certain companies are sending out mailings to homeowners offering to file STAR exemption forms on homeowners’ behalf for a fee – as high as 100 percent of the exemption obtained.
Please be aware that homeowners may file applications for STAR exemptions (as well as other property tax exemptions) with the Nassau County Assessor’s Office for free. You do not need to pay a fee or have a company complete the forms for you.
Please visit the county assessor’s website at www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/Assessor/index.html to view brochures and print application forms for exemptions. Applications for the STAR exemption are due on or before Jan. 4, 2010.
Please share this information with your friends and family.
Once again, compliments are due to the Recreation Department for arranging the 2009 season’s outstanding Concert Series at the Village Gazebo, located on the Village Green at the corner of Stewart and Hilton Avenues.
This week’s program is scheduled for Thursday, July 30 and will feature Tom Wagner and the Village Music Makers. The program will begin at 7:15 p.m. and admission is free. Please bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a very pleasant evening. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held at the Cultural and Performing Arts Center at Cluett Hall at the St. Paul’s School. Please contact the Recreation Department at 465-4075 with questions pertaining to the concert.
“The stalemate in the New York State Senate has ended. With the gridlock over, more than 130 important bills that affected localities across this state and allowed them to hold the line on property taxes have been passed.
Please mark your calendar for the Chamber of Commerce’s First Annual Restaurant Week, which began Monday, July 20. Participating restaurants on Franklin Avenue, Seventh Street and New Hyde Park Road are offering prix fixe menus. As a culmination to Restaurant Week, restaurants and various “eateries” will offer food outside of their establishments Friday evening, July 24, between the hours of 6 and 10 p.m. with a rain date of Saturday, July 25.
I hope that you will be able to eat at some of Garden City’s fine restaurants not only on Seventh Street but also along Franklin Avenue and New Hyde Park Road.
In summertime, our libraries swell with children who are doing summer reading and participate in great programs offered to them there. Adults are often eager to find a summer blockbuster to take to the beach for leisure reading. Of course, this is all in addition to the fantastic array of daily activities the library has to offer its residents year round. Therefore, each summer too, legislators like to offer residents an opportunity to also pick up useful booklets from various State agencies and receive free essential information that may answer a question they have a concern about.
I am pleased to report that this year was a safe one for our village. The police department has reported that it was a very quiet one and there were no incidents reported.
Working under a special permit from the village, food establishments on Seventh Street, New Hyde Park Road and Franklin Avenue have placed tables and chairs outside their shops and restaurants for your convenience and enjoyment. Please stop by to let the merchants know that you appreciate their efforts and enjoy the many fine tastes of Garden City. As of today, there are 30 establishments that are participating in the Outdoor Dining Program.
The LiCalzi family visited the Military History Exhibit at the library with the principal intent of viewing the materials and memorabilia concerning our son 1st Lt. Michael L. LiCalzi, USMC who died in Iraq in 2006 serving our nation.
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