BOE Contemplates 7 Different Options to Resolve Facilities Problems
Beginning anew the process of developing a long-range facilities plan for the School District, the BOE favored a "build and plan" model at its July 25 meeting. Actual building/renovation is likely to be based on live-birth numbers and other data, while leaving room for expansion should the student population exceed projections. Based on the enrollment forecasts, and in a nonbinding, close vote, the BOE chose to build for a total student body of 2400, while planning for 2550. Moreover, seven ideas for building usage and grade reconfiguration were proposed, for which the BOE has requested cost estimates. The school board hopes to present these options and the corresponding costs to the public, for their input and their choice of the plan to be placed before the community as a bond referendum.
Port North Examines Sandy Hollow Associates Application for 41 Acres
"It may take six months or even a year for the village to determine if it wants to convert the 41 acres from an industrial zone to a senior citizen housing district," said village attorney Stephen Limmer at the July 17 board meeting. At that point other plans for the village may already be under way for the waterfront, the Delco Plaza/Lewis Oil properties, and the openings of any new fast food restaurants.
On the Bay
The Junior Sailing Association of Long Island Sound (JSA of LIS) and the Manhasset Bay YC hosted the Junior Olympic Sailing Festival on Thursday and Friday, July 26 - 28. Our area festival was one of many held throughout the nation during the summer months to help broaden the base of youth sailing. The regatta was open to participants who are members of US Sailing and compete in Club 420s, and Laser and Laser Radial classes. Sue Miller, regatta committee chair; Valerie Siener, event chair; and John Barry, principal race officer (PRO) along with the help of many friends and family, worked to make this a terrific experience for the 108 skippers and crew arrived in Port Washington on Wednesday evening. Peter and Sally Lorson, longtime residents of Port Washington and well known to sailors in this area, come north from their new home in Florida, to help with the three-day event. Peter, a senior judge with US Sailing and Mary Savage, from Larchmont, NY, a senior judge with US Sailing, and an international judge with the International Sailing Federation, along with Susie Trotman, from Syosset, the regional training coordinator for the New York area section of area B for US Sailing, lent their support and expertise. In addition to the Junior Olympics, the regatta served as Junior Race Week.
In Praise of the Village Club Construction Leader
Issues with School Board Member's Letter