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Community Development Grant Used for Local Improvements

The Village of Sea Cliff Board of Trustees discussed the Community Development Program at the March meeting.

“As a little background,” said Mayor Bruce Kennedy, “approximately 35 years ago, the village joined with several other municipalities and Nassau County for the application of federal community development funds. Over those years, Sea Cliff has received several million dollars in [community development] funds, which have been used for senior citizen services, hardship rehabilitation of properties, road work and disability access projects [such as] the Village Hall elevator, curb cuts…”

He said that Kathleen Van Bloem administers the Community Development program. The village will continue to seek funds through this program for the benefit of the community.

The mayor recognized the passing of two Sea Cliff residents. Cliff Davis passed away on Feb. 20 after a long illness. Mr. Davis served on the planning board in the 1970s under Mayor Ed Stiles, overseeing Sea Cliff’s master plan. He and his wife were devoted to the Beautification Committee and both received White Cap awards.

Monique McGhee passed away on Feb. 16. She was a teacher who came to Sea Cliff from Belgium and her son served as village code officer.

“Sea Cliff will miss both Monique and Cliff,” said Mayor Kennedy.

The police reported that there were two auto accidents, six aided cases and no burglaries in the village in February.

Trustee Kevin White reminded residents that Public Works will be closed on April 2 for Good Friday. Friday’s garbage collection will be moved to Thursday and Thursday to Wednesday.

On April 5, the new village trustees and justice will be sworn in at Village Hall, along with appointed staff members and volunteers for all village boards.