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Mayor's Report: March 11, 2011

Emergency Management Radio Tested Weekly

Garden City, along with all villages within Nassau County, each week, performs a “radio-test” with the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management (NCOEM) to ensure that their assigned radio is working properly. These radios operate at an 800 MHz frequency and have been in operation for the past several years as a result of funding from former State Senator Michael Balboni. In the event of a major disaster where normal radio communications were disrupted each village would have the ability to communicate with each other directly, as well as with the NCOEM.

Village Election - Tuesday, March 15

The annual village election will be held on Tuesday, March 15, from noon until 9 p.m. at Village Hall, 351 Stewart Ave. Village residents are encouraged to vote for the following Community Agreement candidates. They are supported by all four Property Owners’ Associations and the respective nominating committees, fellow trustees, village commissions and committees and certainly by me.

Mayor (2 Years) Donald T. Brudie

Trustee (2 Years) John A. DeMaro

Trustee (2 Years) Laurence J. Quinn

Trustee (2 Years) Dennis C. Donnelly

Trustee (1 Year) Andrew J. Cavanaugh

Absentee Ballot Applications

If a qualified voter is not going to be in the village to vote in the general village election on March 15, 2011, they may apply for an Absentee Ballot. The Absentee Ballot Applications are available at Village Hall, 351 Stewart Avenue. According to New York State Election Law, applications must be received by the Village Clerk by March 9 if the ballot is to be mailed. A qualified voter may come in to Village Hall in person to apply for an application up until March 14. If the Village Clerk deems that the absence is justifiable, they will be given an absentee ballot at that time. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Village Clerk, Brian Ridgway at 465-4053.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade - March 6

The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Long Island, organized by the Irish-American Society of Nassau, Suffolk and Queens, Inc., was held in Garden City on Sunday, March 6. The parade route was from Ninth Street, north on Franklin Avenue to Old Country Road, east on Old Country Road to County Seat Drive, south on County Seat Drive.

Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule

The next regularly scheduled Board of Trustees’ meeting will be held on Thursday, March 17, at 8 p.m.

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 homepage under the heading of Administration is a link to the Village Justice Court which lists information regarding the Court’s hours of operation, location and directions to the Court.