Please read the letter to the editor submitted by Bayville Mayor Victoria Siegel about a new bill to allow villages to be dissolved.
She states: “The bills require a petition of 10 percent of the registered voters be submitted to the Village Board (20 percent under 500 voters). The question of dissolution must be submitted to the voters even though there is no plan for consolidation or abolition, nor any specifics for any cost savings to be realized, merely the generic notion that the consolidation or abolition should take place. The bills are silent on who may initiate such a petition. It would appear that any registered voter in the State could initiate a petition to consolidate or abolish a village. Consequently any disgruntled vendor who didn’t win a bid, a candidate who lost an election, a person fined in the Village Court, or a person who was accused of having an illegal two-family house and doesn’t live in your village could mount a campaign to abolish or dissolve a village.”
Billy Minicozzi aced the May 21 mystery picture when he said, “It’s the Bayville firemen’s track at Centre Island beach.”
On a sports note, Billy said this week’s big sports story is about Michael Vick, former Falcon quarterback who pleaded guilty to charges of financing a dog fighting ring in Virginia. He’s spent 19 months in prison with two months in home confinement. What comes next for him? Dog lovers, animal rights activists and football fans are considering the options.
The Oyster Bay Civic Association meeting on Thursday, May 21 brought up a great deal of things going on in the community. Not the least of those are the many fundraising events coming up.
The first is the Joint Civic Association party at the Pine Hollow Country Club on Friday, May 29 from 7:30 to 11 pm. Rob Brusca who is chairing the event said it will be held inside or outside according to the weather. He said this year, because of the economy they didn’t go to the local merchants for raffle items, but there will be raffles. The top raffle item is a three hour tour aboard Charles Doering’s Tierana – 31, the Alcazar (a royal residence), a 35 ft. ship that will sail four guests to Lloyd Neck, Centre Island, past Seawanhaka, West Harbor and Mill Neck too. He sails out of the OB Marina with a crew of three, including himself. There will be other raffle items too. This is more of a “come out and meet and greet your fellow residents/members” than a fundraiser – although the raffles will provide a little perk for the groups. They each give a scholarship to students interested in civic affairs, passing the baton on to a younger generation. Tickets are $50 for one or $95 for two.
“May is Preservation Month and we have a lot to celebrate in the historic Hamlet of Oyster Bay and the historic neighborhoods we hold close to our hearts!” This is the way the Jewel of the Week begins in this May 21 issue of the Enterprise Pilot and we are delighted to welcome the column back to the pages of this newspaper.
It is a great pleasure and honor to have the column here for readers since it truly enhances living in the community. It is wonderful to drive along the hamlet streets and recognize a “Jewel”. This area is truly historic and it is such a great benefit to the community that Save the Jewel By the Bay is involved in making history come alive for us.
“It’s Il Piatto,” said Mary Dowling of Oyster Bay, in responding to the mystery picture in the May 14 issue of the Enterprise Pilot.
Billy Minicozzi recognized the area as being, “In the Townsend Square mall near the old Foodtown that was there about 20 to 30 years ago.” He wanted to cheer on his Mets team hoping they will be at the top of the league by July Fourth!
Billy Minicozzi guessed that the May 7 mystery picture in the Enterprise Pilot was, “The bank down from the Oyster Bay Funeral parlor owned by Lou Pillari.” That would be the HSBC bank, but it is not the correct answer.
We hope you will read the Meet the Candidates stories in this edition of the Enterprise Pilot.
Voting takes place on Tuesday, May 19 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the foyer of the Oyster Bay High School Gymasium. This district of voters can be proud of what they/we have endorsed for public education in the community. The gymnasium was a long struggle the voters finally agreed upon to the benefit of all.
It seems that just like everyone is six degrees away from Kevin Bacon – we are always circulating in an area touched by President Theodore Roosevelt.
Theodore J. Amotobozo called to identify the April 30 mystery photo. “It’s taken at Tobay beach at the annual Sand dune restoration.”
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