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Mayor's Report: January 14, 2011

A Word of Thanks

The effects of the recent blizzard presented many challenges to residents and our business community in coping with daily activities. I want to publicly acknowledge and thank the numerous employees of the Incorporated Village of Garden City and many volunteer firefighters who left the comfort and safety of their homes and families for long hours at a time to provide for our safety and to open roads and parking fields to make them accessible for emergency vehicles during the storm and private vehicles immediately after the snowfall.

Special thanks is also due to all of the residents who took the time to shovel snow from around their fire hydrants by their homes in order to make them accessible to our firefighters responding to an emergency where every minute counts.

Garden City is a place of enduring beauty but it’s our people who help others that make it so special. Thanks to all.

Collection of Christmas Trees and Wreaths for Recycling

A reminder to residents who have a natural Christmas tree or wreath to dispose of, please leave them at the curb on your regularly scheduled recycling collection day. They will be collected by the Department of Public Works and offered to other agencies for beach erosion control or rendered at the Village Yard for use around trees and shrubs as mulch.

Please assist the village by removing tree stands, strands of electric lights and plastic bags from the discarded trees and cooperate with your neighbors by disposing of them only on the scheduled recycling collection days.

If you have an artificial Christmas tree for disposal, please call the Sanitation Department for a “Special Pickup” at 465-4031 or 465-4032.

Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule

The next regularly scheduled board of trustees’ meeting will be on Thursday, Jan. 13, at 8 p.m.

Continue to Shop in Garden City

It has long been recognized that the synergy between the business and residential components of a community must be fostered in order for it to maintain its vitality. Over the past holidays, a number of residents had remarked over the pleasure in shopping in Garden City and how the hospitality of our merchants is so noticeable and appreciated.

Thank you for supporting our local businesses, shops and restaurants during the past year and please continue to do so – the difference is refreshing.

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 the Department of Public Works are guidelines for Garbage, Rubbish and Recycling.