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Mayor's Report: March 6, 2014

Village Election­—March 18

The annual village election will be held on Tuesday, March 18, from noon until 9 p.m. at Village Hall, 351 Stewart Ave. Village residents will be voting for the following candidates:

Nicholas P. Episcopia        Trustee—2-year term

Brian C. Daughney           Trustee—2-year term

Robert A. Bolebruch         Trustee—2-year term

Theresa A. Trouvé            Trustee—2-year term

Since the incorporation of the village in 1919, members of the board of trustees in Garden City have been elected by a non-partisan vote of residents in accordance with the policies of the Community Agreement.

Absentee Ballot Applications

Absentee ballot applications to be used in conjunction with the general village election on March 18, are available at the Village Hall, 351 Stewart Ave. Applications must be received by the village clerk by March 11 if the ballot is to be mailed. For personal application, the deadline is March 18.

Board Of Trustees Meetings

The next regularly scheduled board of trustees meetings will be held on Thursday, March 6, and Thursday, March 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. I hope to see you at some of the meetings during the year.

Shop And Dine In Garden City And Enjoy The Experience

I encourage residents to make a conscious effort to choose Garden City as the place to shop and dine. It would be extremely helpful to our business community if you could make one purchase daily in the Village stores. Customer service, selection and quality are outstanding. While shopping or dining let the merchant know that you appreciate them and all that they offer. I look forward to seeing everyone in town.

Budget Work Sessions

I would like to advise you that the board of trustees will be conducting work sessions to review the proposed 2014-15 operating/capital budgets on:

Thursday, March 13, 7:30 p.m. (Budget Study/Work Session 3, if necessary)

Emergency Management Radio Tested Weekly

Each week Garden City, along with all villages within Nassau County, performs a “radio-test” with the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management Office (NCOEM) to ensure that their assigned radio is working properly. These radios operate at a 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.