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Mayor’s Report: June 18, 2010

Pool Season Begins

One of the most attractive facilities within the village is our Garden City Swimming Pool. The 54th season began on Saturday, June 12. All residents are encouraged to become members of the Swimming Pool and enjoy all that it has to offer to all age groups. There is a membership level available for everyone.

Water Conservation - Local Law 3-1987

We all want to keep the environment clean and green. However, I would like to remind the village residents that although we want to have beautiful lawns and flowers, we must keep in mind the village's law with regard to water conservation (Local Law 3-1987) is now in effect. The restrictions are:
Lawn sprinkling and garden irrigation only from April 16 to Nov. 30 of each year and only during the hours of 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The days a person may water are:
Odd numbered properties on odd-numbered days.
Even numbered properties on even-numbered days
Properties with no numbers on even-numbered days.

Automatic sprinkler systems:
All newly installed systems must have moisture sensors approved by the Department of Public Works. For more information please call 465-4012 regarding sprinkler systems.

Miscellaneous
• All home car washing must be done with hoses fitted with spray nozzles with automatic shut-off.
• Use of water for washing down driveways or walkways is prohibited.
Please cooperate by observing these restrictions. The police department has been requested to issue appearance tickets to those persons found to be in violation of this law.

Annual Test for Backflow Prevention Assembly Units

Residents who have in-ground sprinklers are advised that their sprinklers must have certification of their backflow prevention units.
Please take a minute to schedule an appointment with a certified backflow prevention assembly tester who is certified by the Nassau County Department of Health. If the test discloses that the assembly is not operating satisfactorily, please have the necessary repairs made and the assembly retested by the certified tester. On completion of a test showing that the assembly is operating satisfactorily, the certified tester should complete a Test and Maintenance Report Form and forward to Village Hall Department of Public Works. An untested backflow device is considered a potential hazard to the residents of the village.
If you have any questions regarding this matter, please feel free to call Steven Bayard at 465-4024.

Board of Trustees Meetings

The next Board of Trustees Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 17, 2010. The meeting dates for the summer will be as follows: July 15 and Aug. 19. The meetings will be held in the boardroom at Village Hall and will begin 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 home page under the Heading of Recreation is a listing of the hours for the Community Park Pool for the months of July, August and September.