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The Mayor’s Corner: October 29, 2010

Village Commends Neighboring

Village East Williston

On Friday morning I attended the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce Annual Breakfast. Our own Marilyn and Ron Doughty,(Williston Plumbing and Heating), were honored as Chamber Persons of the Year. It was a nice affair with many of our elected officials in attendance. But, the highlight of the morning was the announcement of the honorees. Congratulations Marilyn and Ron.

Saturday, Deputy Mayor Terry Thomann, Trustee Barbara Alanga , former Mayor Doreen and myself attended the grand opening of the East Williston Village Hall. The event was only overshadowed by the building itself. Mayor Nancy Zolezzi,  Trustees David Tanner, James Daw, Mike Braito and John Ferro are to be commened for their efforts to bring an updated, fully functional facility on line. While designed to match the old charm of their original village hall the building is a modern marvel. Congrats to the residents of East Williston and hats off to all those involved in the planning and construction, especially architect Robert Campagna.

At  Monday’s Williston Park Village Board meeting the village board unanimously approved the recommendation of the Williston Park Fire Department to accept  Kristine Alfonso as a member of the Emergency Rescue Squad. On behalf of the village I would like to thank Kristine for her decision to volunteer her services to the village and wish her good luck in this endeavor.  

The village board open meeting for November is scheduled for Saturday November 20th. At this meeting we will be honoring the winners of “Our Official for a Day” essay contest. Students in the fourth grade from Center Street School, Cross Street, Meadow Drive and Saint Aidans schools have been asked to participate.

The event began in 1996 and has proven to be a highly successful program. This year’s essay is titled “Williston Park, a Nice Place to Visit but a Better Place to Live.” Good luck to all participants.

On November 9th the village board will be holding an all day retreat at Clark Gardens, Albertson, to review the village’s future needs and how we can  establish a plan to meet these needs.

On Tuesday, October 19th, a “walk-through” was held by the village representatives and representatives of Pratt Brothers to assess the needs of the roads to be paved with the Ackerman grant.

On Friday, October 22nd, a preconstruction meeting was held with the village representatives  and Pratt Brothers to establish a work schedule. It is expected that actual work will begin in approximately three weeks. It will be fantastic to finally begin a project that was actually initiated in 2005.

The next meeting for Neighborhood Watch is scheduled for October 26 at 7 p.m. at Village Hall. All residents are invited to attend as the meeting, is not limited solely to Block Captains. Valuable information will be given at the meeting by both Neighborhood Watch members and Police Officer Kevin Nugent. Mark your calendar and try and attend this meeting.

Please observe traffic safety. We all need to follow the rules of the road to ensure the safety of our children, family, friends, neighbors, residents, and visitors.