Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 02 December 2011 00:00
Williston Park Village held its Annual “Mayor For The Day” meeting last Saturday.
At this meeting the fourth grade student winners from St. Aidan and the Center Street School are always designated as the mayor and trustees for the day as the result of the essays they wrote on the attributes of living in Williston Park.
Not only were the students presented with village citations, but each was given a gift certificate to Gee Whiz.
The students then, with the help of the “official” officials conducted a regular meeting.
Mayor Quinn Gilhooly thanked the Williston Park Fire Department for holding a Wounded Warriors event.
He also announced that the Village of Williston Park has purchased two new garbage trucks and they have been put into full service in the village.
Further, he reported that the village has planted 100 new trees throughout the village in conjunction with their annual tree replacement program to help replace some of the trees destroyed by Hurricane Irene.
He also announced that the village office would be closed on Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving but the men will be working on Friday to pick up the garbage and to check the schedule for holiday pick-up of garbage.
He then said, “On behalf of the village, we wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving.”
Deputy Mayor Eve Kennedy reported that the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars held a very touching Veterans Day ceremony on the grounds of village hall.
Further, Williston Park Little League registration is ongoing. For further registration, please call the village at 746-2193.
It was also announced that the Williston Park Fire Department held a successful Pancake Breakfast with the proceeds going to the Wounded Warriors.
It was also announced that Judge Kevin Kiley heard 144 cases and collected $9,525 in fines with a New York State surcharge of $195.
Judge Beth Swendsen Dowd heard 61 cases resulting in fines of $2,915 with a New York State Surcharge of $280.
Operation Santa is held in the Village of Williston Park every Christmas Eve. At that time packages are delivered to children throughout the village by Santa and this year volunteers are needed. Santa suits will be provided.
It was also mentioned that the flu shot program run by Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell was very successful and the village issued a thank-you to her and the many nurses who volunteered their time.
It was also announced that all tax exemptions are due at village hall by December 31 and applications are now available at village hall, 494 Willis Avenue, Wlliston Park.
Also, the fourth grade teachers both at St. Aidans and at the village schools were thanked for their work with the students on their essays.
DPW Superintendent Brunnell reminded all residents to please keep their cars off the streets during leaf season so that the leaves could be removed from their streets.
Building Inspector Collins reminded all residents to refer to the holiday schedule for garbage and thereby avoiding any ticket violations.
Williston Park Fire Chief thanked the mayor for his support of their recent pancake breakfast that raised money for the Wounded Warriors.
The meeting was then open to the public and the only comment was from someone who said, “We welcome our new group of leaders in the village!”
Mayor Ehrbar added that all the essays were excellent and it was very hard picking the winner.
The meeting then ended. The next village board meeting will be held on December 19 at 8 p.m. at village hall, 494 Willis Avenue, Williston Park.