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Mayor’s Report: July 12, 2011

Fourth of July

I am pleased to report that this year was a safe one in our village. The Police Department has reported that it was a relatively quiet one and there were only a few minor incidents reported.

Shop and Dine In Garden City — Support The Local Merchants

I can think of no better way to enjoy summer than by dining outdoors with your family and friends and enjoy our wide selection of epicurean delights at our Seventh Street, New Hyde Park Road and Franklin Avenue restaurant establishments.

Beginning on April 1, 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.

It is also paramount that we support all businesses within Garden City and I encourage all residents and professionals within Garden City to shop locally. Your patronage will be appreciated and is needed.

Concert at Gazebo

Once again, compliments are due to the Recreation Department for arranging the 2011 season’s outstanding Concert Series at the Village Gazebo, located on the Village Green at the corner of Stewart and Hilton avenues.

Next week’s program is scheduled for Thursday, July 14 and will feature Manhattan Skyline - contemporary sounds from the ’60s through the ’80s.

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.

Lawn Watering Restrictions

Residents are reminded of the Incorporated Village’s lawn watering regulations.  Residents are permitted to water between the hours of 5 and 10 a.m. and 6 and 10 p.m. In addition, residents with odd-numbered addresses may only water on odd-numbered days; residents with even-numbered addresses, or premises without a numbered address, may only water on even-numbered days.

The continued heat and lack of rain has resulted in an extraordinary demand for water service. In order to avoid more serious problems that would hinder our ability to provide water for fire protection and other essential services, we are calling on our residents to voluntarily reduce outdoor water usage such as lawn watering and car washing or similar non-essential water usage until we get rain.

Board of Trustees Summer Meeting Schedule

During July and August, the board of trustees will meet once a month. The dates are Thursday July 21 and Thursday, Aug. 18 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 For your convenience, listed on the village’s homepage under the heading of administration is a link, which lists information with regard to the Mayor and village board of trustees.