Written by Rick Karas, email@example.com Friday, 28 December 2012 00:00
It was time to crunch the numbers of Williston Park at the monthly trustees meeting on Monday. Financial data was the furthest thing on folk’s minds, however.
The trustees held a moment of silence to remember the victims of last week’s Newtown school shooting tragedy. Several commented on the incident as well, with one overriding theme: never forget.
“There needs to be some kind of change, can this ever be stopped totally? No,” said Mayor Paul Ehrbar. “Are there things that maybe can be done to hopefully cut back on this from happening? I hope so.”
“As time goes on, [these events] go into the recesses of our life, and I don’t think that we can let that happen this time,” added Trustee Teresa Thomann.
There were several items of business the village took care of at Monday’s meeting. First and foremost was the auditor’s report, presented by Nawrocki Smith.
Some of the highlights include the village’s total assets, which stand at just under $13 million. Factoring in liabilities, the net assets total a little over $6 million.
There is a general fund balance of over $1.2 million, a decrease of roughly $172,000 over prior years. The report noted that state laws limit the increase in the property tax levy to the lesser of 2 percent or the rate of inflation. This will remain in effect through the 2015-16 fiscal year.
Also on the agenda was the post-Sandy update presented by the Department of Public Works. The village is still in the middle of repairs, which they hope to have mostly completed by Christmas. Most sidewalks and curbs have been repaired and the roads are up next. The village lost more than 150 trees during the storm and that number continues to climb. Traffic signs and light fixtures are being worked on, and the village is getting estimates to fix damaged fencing at the pool.
Most important, the village is in the process of filing paperwork with FEMA in hopes of getting reimbursed for storm-related repairs.
Other news and notes:
The new rates established for water usage are being challenged by East Williston. As a result, the village has hired representation to look into the complaint.
The board recognized both the Williston Park Lady Patriots softball district champions and the boy’s 10U Mayor’s Trophy winners.
The next meeting of the trustees is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 8 p.m. at village hall.
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For those that are fans of the Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters that are seen on their television screens, Nassau County residents now have the chance to train like them. Starting on June 15, the first ever east coast location for the brand-extended UFC gym opened at 2020 Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park.
UFC Gyms operate under the slogan “Train Different,” which is some of the best training that people come to this type of gym to get, according to Operations Manager Suzanne Silver.
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This year, as in years past, the jockeys from Belmont Park, including Sam the Bugler, visited the families and volunteers at Ronald McDonald House of Long Island (RMH-LI) as part of an annual partnership with the New York Racing Association (NYRA).
“This is a great event for our children and their families,” said Matt Campo, RMH-LI executive director. “It is a fun day that everyone looks forward to.”
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Major League Baseball has selected Tori Parente from New Hyde Park Little League as The Sectional All-Around Champion. Parente outperformed all other sectional champs in the region. She will move on to MLB Team Championship held at Citi Field on June 15.
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The New Hyde Park Knights played at another Special Olympics Basketball Tournament held at Great Neck North High School’s gym on Saturday, May 11. The Knights came ready to play with smiles on their faces as they waited for the opening ceremonies. Two Great Neck Spirit torchbearers lead the way as the ceremonies started. Alan Someck, of the Spirit, managed the event.