Glen Cove City Council
During their meeting on Feb. 22, the Glen Cove City Council voted to adopt an amendment to the building code of ordinances which will triple building permit fees for illegal construction. The fee will defray the cost of permitting and inspecting existing buildings and structures and will discourage the practice of building without a permit. City Councilman Joseph Gioino, who seems to be taking the lead on all issues related to housing, illegal or otherwise, said, "There are additional administrative costs placed on city resources whenever a building is built, altered or demolished without the benefit of a building permit. This is an unfair burden on compliant taxpayers who are taxed for all improvements on their properties.
Sea Cliff Taxpayers Fight Back
New voices have been added to the high-speed ferry war. A group of Sea Cliff residents has formed the Sea Cliff Taxpayers' Association, (SCTA), to oppose the use of village tax revenues to finance litigation against the City of Glen Cove to stop the introduction of a passenger ferry from Glen Cove Creek to New London, Martha's Vineyard and, perhaps, to Manhattan. SCTA president, architect Joseph Reilly said he has had just about enough with the Alliance Against the Ferry and the Sea Cliff Village government's promise to take legal action¬-a promise made during a recent Alliance rally and repeated during a Glen Cove-sponsored ferry informational meeting¬ and, after having talked to fellow taxpayers in Sea Cliff, the group was formed.
Big Red Soars Over Jayhawks, 77-58
Glen Cove arrived at Massapequa High School for the Nassau County Class B quarterfinals ready to play. Jericho's offense, looking either intimidated, nervous or both, had the ball stripped by Glen Cove time and time again in the early minutes of play. Jericho managed only 6 points in the first quarter as Joe Johnson racked up 9 of Glen Cove's 18 first quarter points. Chad Gleason had a great steal on an inbound pass.
North Shore Gymnasts Garner 6 Medals
At the fifth annual Nassau County Coaches' Invitational hosted by Long Beach High School on Feb. 12, the North Shore High School Gymnastic team won six medals.