After a full public hearing and input from community leaders, Mayor Michael R. Koblenz and the board of trustees enacted new reforms aimed at preserving and maintaining the beauty of the community. The law now requires an application and permit before a tree which has a trunk of five inches or greater in diameter (or 18 inches in circumference) at a height of 4 feet above the base of the trunk can be removed. Even when permits are issued, the new law requires for replacement.
In their final regular season game, the Mineola PAL Chiefs Maroon Team played at home and beat the Hicksville Crusaders 13-6. With the victory the Chiefs finished the season with a record of 5-2-1.