Just in case you were wondering, Mayor Mary Ann Holzkamp announced at the Glen Cove City Council meeting of Tuesday, May 10, that the first round of sweeping city streets to remove the sand following this past wicked winter has been completed. The city picked up 2,600 tons of sand, giving folks an idea of just how much snow and ice actually fell...quite a lot. The mayor asked for patience from residents, as the second go-round is in progress and if your street has not yet been swept twice, it will be soon.
A public hearing was held to change the assessment procedure of the city charter. Up to now, the taxable status of real property has been determined annually in our city on the first day of May; the amendment changes that date to Jan. 1 of the previous year, putting our city on the same schedule as Nassau County. Following the public hearing, the resolution was passed unanimously.
The city was authorized to transfer legal title of some property at the waterfront to the CDA to be used in furtherance of the Garvies Point Urban Renewal Plan and the Glen Cove Waterfront Revitalization Plan.
As spring is upon us, a couple of resolutions in the range of golf were offered and approved. The driving range is being expanded and will now be open all year with covered stalls. The city is planning to repair the road at the entrance to the golf course and a bid has been accepted from John McGowan & Sons, Inc.
And since summer comes on the heels of spring, a resolution was passed, as it is each year, to rent vacant city property adjacent to Steamboat Landing Restaurant for additional parking during the months of June, July and August.
In another sign of the seasons, appointments were made for seasonal workers at the golf course, with the Beautification Commission and DPW.
The Glen Cove Youth Bureau has a new executive director, effective May 23. Frank Pomata was officially appointed and welcomed to the city by the mayor and council members.
The next meeting of the Glen Cove City Council will be on Tuesday, May 24, 7:30 p.m. in city hall main chambers.