Board of Ed Votes: Honors Program Stays in GCHS
A very large and diverse group, adults and students, teachers and parents, filled, to standing room capacity, Room 123 at Glen Cove High School on Monday, March 29 for a meeting of the Glen Cove School Board of Education. Some were there for the purpose of receiving honors and that was where the meeting began.
Mayor Krieb Proposes SC 2004-05 Budget
At a budget hearing Monday night, Sea Cliff Mayor Eileen Krieb presented her proposed 2004-2005 village budget. It calls for an increase of $2.2648 per 100 dollars of assessed valuation. The mayor detailed the anticipated increases. "We have to contend with the same mandated expenses that school districts and other municipalities are facing. Our pension and medical insurance premiums have increased $63,871. We have also seen our garbage tipping fees increase another $17,000. We have a number of infrastructure costs that we have to address this year, such as the village hall roof and heating system repair, a fire alarm for the library, a new cross walk for Sea Cliff Avenue, intersections improvements on Glen Cove Avenue and some storm water drainage projects. We are adding a special software program for the building department that will provide us with a complete filing and tracking system for all building permits. These types of expenses will add another $158,200 to the budget. The treasurer, the board and I work very hard to control costs. We are very sensitive to the tax burden on our residents. For instance, we have begun requiring all village employees to contribute to medical insurance premiums and beginning in 2005 all retired employees will contribute. We have begun looking at longer terms for bonding capital equipment such as fire engines and garbage trucks as well as the possibility of leasing. This could reduce the financial impact on a single budget year. We are constantly seeking grant money to help us with important projects. We will receive $50,000 from Assemblyman Sidikman toward our drainage projects. Senator Marcellino is working on a $75,000 Multi Modal Grant for roadwork. County Legislator Diane Yatauro provided $35,000 in grants for new street lighting on Sea Cliff Avenue and Central Park. All of these efforts help us maintain and improve existing village services and help us in making important improvements to parks, streets and the public waterfront area."
Glen Cove Big Red Sports
With five returning players, Michael Durso, Gabe Ermmarino, Luis Rodriquez, Roybert Rotundo and Jay Choe, the J.V. baseball team is looking forward to a promising and successful season. First year players Corey Land, Matt Rogers, Robby Nedbor-Gross, Derek Clausen, Kevin Basile, Michael Maher, Joe Mariana and Eddie Cruz help to solidify a batting lineup from 1-9 and make the team tough defensively in the field. With wins in their first two scrimmages against North Shore and Syosset, the team looks to improve upon their play as the regular season arrives.
North Shore High School Varsity Sports
The Lady Vikings opened the spring season where they left off the last one, winning their first '04 quad meet against Friends Academy, Malverne and Roosevelt by an impressive 32 points. The team's record is now 3-0.
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