Written by John J. Watras Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
Sunday, May 19, is the graduation of Adelphi University’s Class of 2013. My colleagues on the village board of trustees and I join all of the residents of our village in extending congratulations to these outstanding young people. They have been a credit to our community and I am sure they will continue to reflect well on Garden City as Adelphi University’s alumni. We wish the Class of 2013 the very best and congratulate you on your many accomplishments and contributions.
With spring here, plans are already underway for various events that are scheduled in Garden City. These events are designed for the entire family, so be sure to mark your calendar. Some of these activities include:
Monday, May 27
Annual Memorial Day Parade and Fair Cathedral of the Incarnation—service at 9 a.m. Parade begins at 10 a.m. Eleventh Street and Franklin Avenue and west on to Seventh Street
Friday, June 7
Belmont Street Fair (6-10 p.m.) will be held on Seventh Street, between Franklin Avenue and Hilton Avenue
Please continue to support the local merchants and I look forward to seeing everyone in town.
As a reminder to residents who are contemplating garage sales, the village has a local law that applies to individual homeowners, as well as organizations, for the purpose of preventing such sales from becoming a blemish on our community, either by frequency or by the manner in which they are conducted. The regulations may be obtained in detail at the village hall, but in general they cover the following:
1. A permit to conduct such sales at a fee of $30 to be obtained at least five business days prior to the date of the sale from the business office at village hall.
2. Not more than one permit may be issued to a person at one location during a 12-month period, except that a second sale may be held immediately preceding the sale of an owner’s property.
3. The sale is limited to three consecutive days, excluding Sundays and legal holidays.
4. The hours of the sale shall be between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
5. Property offered for sale may be displayed only within the interior of the residence or to the rear of the front building line of such residence.
6. The property being sold must be owned by the persons conducting the sale.
7. One sign, not larger than two feet square, may be displayed on property, not more than 24 hours prior to the sale, and must be removed within 24 hours after completion of the sale.
8. Sales postponed because of inclement weather may be held after issue of another permit by the village clerk within 30 days of the initial date, without payment of an additional fee.
The next meeting of the board of trustees will be on Thursday, June 6 and Thursday, June 20 at 8 p.m. I encourage all residents to attend board of trustees meetings so as to be thoroughly informed of village issues from a first-hand perspective.