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La Marmite Turns into Tax Cap Lecture Center

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 20 January 2012 00:00

NYCOM, NCVOA, Comptroller’s
Office convene to discuss 2 percent tax cap and how it affects local municipalities

The year 2012 is still in its infancy, but an issue that dates back years in New York State and other states, is dominating its first steps into the New Year. Local municipalities and school districts will work to get under the inaugural 2 percent property tax cap that was enacted by Governor Andrew Cuomo in June.

La Marmite in Williston Park went from a fine dining restaurant to debating ground on Jan. 10. The Nassau County Village Officials Association (NCVOA), New York Conference of Mayors (NYCOM) and the State Comptroller’s Office hammered out the issues and implications on the property tax cap and its affect on municipalities.

 

No Budget Presented As Yet to Herricks School Board

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 20 January 2012 00:00

Resident Asks for Apology from Richard Buckley

Preparation of the School Budget

At the beginning of the last Herricks School Board meeting, president Christine Turner said, “Just let me give you a little background regarding how we arrive at the school budget. In a normal school year the school board gives guidelines to the superintendent in preparing the budget, I would say in December. Then the superintendent, assistant superintendent and the principals and all the teams work on preparing the budget. Then the board is presented with the budget usually at the end of January. We then have budget hearings in February and March and then the board adopts the budget in March.

 

Kaiman, Berman and Three Board Members Sworn In

Friday, 13 January 2012 00:00

First Iranian American sworn into office in the state

Pointing to the new administration comprised of a history-making female majority and the first Iranian American elected to office in New York State, Supervisor Jon Kaiman took the oath of office for a fifth term Jan. 2, promising to hit the ground running with his reshuffled team and to continue stressing innovation, continuity and accountability.

With his wife, Kim, and his three children by his side along with a number of other family members, North Hempstead’s fifth-term supervisor was sworn in by U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer at a mid afternoon ceremony at Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park. He paid tribute afterwards to the political process and America, a place where one can go from political refugee to politician.

 

Village Clerk Hillmann Appointed Budget Officer

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 13 January 2012 00:00

April 2 Date of Budget Hearing, Annual Meeting

At the last New Hyde Park Village Board meeting, village clerk Cathryn Hillman was appointed as the village’s first budget officer and the budget public hearing will be on Monday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. followed by the Annual Meeting of the Village of New Hyde Park directly after the public hearing also on April 2.

Board Approves Drop Off Zone

The board also approved a request from the New Hyde Park Road School to create a “drop off” zone on Park Avenue, subject to approval by the village attorney, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

 

New Hyde Park Chamber to Install New Officers

Friday, 06 January 2012 00:00

Installation Set for January 19 at Inn at New Hyde Park

The New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 50th Anniversary with the installation of a new slate of officers.  

Mark Laytin will be installed as president.  He was named, this year as “small business person of the year” by the New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce and is the president of ML Marketing, a consulting firm offering Cloud Computing computer security as well as identity protection for residences and businesses.  He is a 25-year resident of New Hyde Park and is very active in the community.

 

Tricia Rudd Lauds State Exemption of MTA Tax

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 06 January 2012 00:00

School Districts to Be Reimbursed

At the last New Hyde Park/Garden City school board meeting, board trustee Tricia Rudd announced that from this day forward the state has exempted all school boards from the MTA tax they had previously imposed.

Rudd went on to say, “School districts will be reimbursed for payments made to date and then be free of the need to pay at all. BOCES and special districts will no longer have to pay the tax and to pay this we had to borrow money. This is effective immediately. This is a big win for all school districts   This law should never have been put into effect, but at least they corrected the mistake. We got a few people out of office, especially the one person who pushed for this law.

 

Herricks Board Discusses Residency in the District

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 30 December 2011 00:00

At the beginning of the regular Herricks School Board meeting, president Christine Turner called for a moment of silence in honor of the recently, and suddenly, deceased Craig Laganese, president of the Herricks Teacher’s Association.

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Dr. Deirdre Hayes announced that Coach Joseph Caruso, who is the boys and girls Cross County Head Coach, was just named Coach of The Year by the Nassau County Track Coaches Association.

 

Herricks Board Meets with Middle School Students

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 30 December 2011 00:00

‘Please Don’t Cut Anymore Programs Or People’

The Herricks School Board meeting was interrupted so they could meet with the members of the Herricks Middle School student government including: president-Christina Litos; vice-president-Chase McGahan and secretary treasurer-Randi Sarf.

The first student to deliver a message was president Litos. She praised the board and thanked them for their principal Joan Keegan and assistant principal Thomas Aird.

 

Many Contribute to Anton’s Toys for Tots

Friday, 23 December 2011 00:00

With the addition of contributions from generous area residents and businesses, to whom we extend our deepest thanks, Anton Community Newspapers was able to donate a large number of toys to the United States Marines Toys for Tots Program. Collecting the toys for the Marines is original coordinator on Long Island for the program, Major Chuck Kilbride, along with Sgt. Brian Gomez. Representing Anton Newspapers: Publisher Angela Anton and Kristen Anton, editors Karen Gellender, Cory Twibell and Dagmar Karppi, along with Martin Silver, CEO of Star Industries, of Syosset.

 

Thanks to New Hyde Park Auxiliary Police/ Beautification Committee

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 23 December 2011 00:00

At the last meeting of the Village of New Hyde Park before the holidays, trustee Richard Coppola thanked the members of the New Hyde Park Auxiliary Police for doing such a great job of protecting the area. He said there was just one incident recently at Memorial Park and it was discovered that the incident was burning of garbage in the park.

However, he reminded residents if they see anything going on either in the parks or elsewhere to please call 911 so it can be checked.

Deputy Mayor Robert Lofaro thanked the members of the Beautification Committee, under the direction of Rich Pollisco, for doing such a wonderful job in decorating Marcus Christ Hall for the children’s magic show and for all the decorating outside of village hall. He added, “Rich always does such a wonderful job.”

 

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