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Mayor’s Report: January 17, 2012

Holiday Garbage Collection

Please be advised that village offices were closed on Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. There were no garbage or recycling pickups for Monday, Jan. 16 and no rubbish pickup on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

The holiday collection schedule will be as follows:

Western half of Village (West of Rockaway Avenue)

Garbage: Tuesday and Thursday

Rubbish: Wednesday, January 25

Eastern Half of Village (East of Rockaway Avenue)

Garbage: Wednesday and Friday

Rubbish: Wednesday, January 25

Residents who were scheduled for recycling on Jan. 16, are asked to put their recyclables out on Monday, Jan. 23. All other recycling days remain the same. Rubbish collection has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Jan. 25.

Budget Work Sessions

I would like to advise you that the board of trustees will be conducting work sessions to review the proposed 2012/13 Operating/Capital Budgets on:

Saturday, January 21, 8:30 a.m. Tour of Facilities and Capital Plan Presentation

Thursday, February 9, 7:30 p.m. Budget Study- Work Session 1

Thursday, February 16, 7:30 p.m. Budget Study - Work Session 2

Wednesday, February 29, 7:30 p.m. Budget Study - Work Session 3

Thursday, March 8, 7:30 p.m. Budget Study - Work Session - Final

These sessions are currently scheduled to be held in the Board Room at Village Hall, 351 Stewart Ave., Garden City, New York. All residents are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Well Check Program

While the winter weather has been a bit mild so far, it is inevitable that colder weather will be on the way, and I am reminding residents to check on any neighbor who is alone, disabled or otherwise in need of assistance.

The Garden City Police Department has a Well Check Program, which provides a service for the residents. The Police Department’s Well Check Program is available to any senior citizen, a person with a disability, or to any person suffering a hardship. Police Commissioner Ernest J. Cipullo has advised me that residents can contact the Police Department and be placed on its Well Check Log. Each morning, a person who is placed on the Police Department’s Log can call to check in and let us know if they are okay or in need of assistance. If a person who is on the list does not contact the Police Department, an attempt will be made to contact that person either by phone and/or in person. Any person who wishes to be placed on the Garden City Police Department’s Well Check Log may contact the Desk Officer at (516) 465-4101.

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’ meetings will be on Thursday, Feb. 2, and on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m.