City Council Adopts Budget and Zoning Amendments
On Sept. 26, the Glen Cove City Council approved the 2001 city budget and an amendment to the city's zoning code. Having reviewed the city's spending plan, the office of state comptroller H. Carl McCall has indicated in writing that the city's $23,293,454 budget "appeared reasonable." The city is required to have its budget reviewed prior to adoption by the NY State comptroller due to the fact the city had deficit financing in 1991 and 1992. The 2001 budget reflects no new taxes for the sixth year in a row and the early repayment of deficit bonds. Mayor Thomas Suozzi called the budget "conservative" and added that despite all the construction in Glen Cove, the net assessed valuation of property in the city dropped because of the ever-present tax certiorari situation.
Covello Charter School Application Filed
The Charter Schools Institute of the State University of New York released a list of 37 applications from across New York state seeking authorization to open a public charter school next year. Included in that total number, and one of four from Long Island, is the Leonard A. Covello Charter School proposed for Glen Cove.
Big Red Sports
The Big Red Varsity Football team limped through their first defeat of the 2000 season, losing to Bethpage 36-6. Glen Cove began the game minus their two starting backs, Jeff Rudloff and Zhivargo Simmons. As the game progressed, the Big Red would also lose to injury their starting receiver, Londell Wheeler and quarterback Travis Watson.
A Taxing Issue