The Village of Port Washington North is planning the installation of 14 crosswalks along Shore Road from Mill Pond Road to Cow Neck Road and across Mill Pond Road, Channel Drive, and Soundview Drive where they intersect Shore Road. There will also be a crosswalk at the intersection of Manorhaven Blvd and Shore Road.
The Port Washington Board of Education adopted the proposed 2011-2012 budget at the April 12 meeting, which is a total of $130,861,023. Federal and state mandates and rising pension and healthcare costs would have increased the budget by $8,510,278, but through several cuts and staff attritions, the school administration reduced the increase to $3,767,778. This is a 2.96 percent increase from last year’s budget. In addition, the board voted to apply use of a fund balance to offset the tax levy, which brings that increase down to 3.95 percent.
Robert Weitzner was sworn in as mayor for his fourth consecutive term on Tuesday, April 5 at the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees for the Village of Port Washington North. Trustees Michael Schenkler, Steve Cohen, Sherman Scheff and Michael Malatino were also sworn in. All elected officials serve two-year terms.
Eagle Courts of Honor were held for Port Washington Troop 241 Eagle Scouts Gregory and Daniel Michel at the Sands Point Preserve Hempstead House on March 19. By achieving the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout, the twin brothers received the highest honor that a scout can accomplish.
Port Washington Police are searching for a suspect who is wanted in connection to Grand Larceny that took place at a local grocery store last month. They are asking for the public’s help in identifying and finding this suspect.
On March 30, seven Port Washington Public Library trustee candidates shared their experiences and qualifications with interested residents. Judy Jacobson, voter services director for the League of Women Voters (LWV), moderated the event.
On Wednesday, March 23, the Board of Zoning Appeals reconvened to discuss the construction of a retaining wall on the Gallo property at 27 Locust Avenue in Baxter Estates. After time constraints that prevented the community from speaking at the previous meeting on March 9, concerned residents and members of the public were able to voice their opinions regarding the construction of the wall.
“Shared Sacrifice” was the key term of the March 22 Port Washington Board of Education meeting, in that the school board stated that all groups within the community need to make sacrifices in order to maintain educational programs and staff while also achieving the school district’s goal of a 3 percent budget increase for the 2011/2012 school year.
The Library Budget Vote and Trustees Election for the Port Washington Public Library takes place on Tuesday, April 12. Two incumbents, Myron Blumenfeld and Robert Lee Aitken, will be running for five-year terms in the upcoming election. Julie Geller will be relinquishing her seat, which leaves a vacant seat for a new challenger. This position will be for a four-year term.
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