The Village of Roslyn isn’t the only municipality in the area to pass a budget that not only holds the line on revenue, but one that actually manages to give residents a tax reduction.
The Village of Roslyn Harbor passed their 2012-13 budget last Wednesday, with the board of trustees approving a 3 percent reduction in the overall tax levy. Village officials said that this follows last year’s reduction of 2.5 percent and the prior 2 years of flat taxes under Mayor Yvette Edidin’s tenure.
Both the Village of East Hills and the Village of Roslyn Estates boards of trustees approved their budgets for the 2012-13 fiscal year.
The East Hills BOT, once again, adopted a zero tax increase budget, one that totaled $11,163,431 in expenditures.
Mayor Michael R. Koblenz hailed the budget, adding that containing taxes was one of the BOT’s “most paramount priorities.”
Representatives from the state, county and local villages joined together to congratulate Ms. Ben-Moshe on her 16 years of service to the Roslyn Estates community. Among those in attendance was State Assemblyman Charles Lavine. Ms. Ben-Moshe served four years as a village trustee followed by 12 years as mayor.
Year in and year out, local villages and school boards do everything they can to keep spending and taxes under control. But this year, the Village of Roslyn Board of Trustees surpassed even that by approving a budget that reduces both the tax rate and spending.
The 2012-2013 budget, approved at the April 3 meeting, contains a tax rate decrease of 2.02 percent. In addition, it decreases spending by $323,284. Village officials said that most of the savings came from the retirement of an outstanding bond.
The Town of North Hempstead board has unanimously approved a proposal by Green Cove Associates to construct a 6,800 sq. ft. addition to their property at 90 Northern Blvd.
The approval came on the heels of a New York State Supreme Court decision last May, one that allowed Green Cove to submit a 6,800 sq. ft. application as requested by the town. Originally, Green Cove had wanted to make additions of 10,000 sq. ft. Town officials also told The Roslyn News that there will be a three-layer buffer zone, protecting the property from residential areas. Originally, a one-layer zone was proposed. In addition, town officials said there would be a number of species of trees and bushes included in the property expansion plan, plus an irrigation system that will be in permanent operation. Finally, the April 3 amendment contains compliances that would allow 16 parking spaces to be landbanked.
The Roslyn School District has announced that effective immediately, it will no longer serve meat containing the ammonia-treated filler.
“The meat product, called ‘lean finely texture beef’ but now widely known as ‘pink slime,’ has been used in many beef products that were sold through the National School Lunch Program to schools nationwide, which are contractually obligated to buy products from specified vendors,” a statement on the school district’s website said.
Memorials and references to Roslyn’s most famous literary figure, William Cullen Bryant are at numerous places in New York: The huge Bryant Park and monument in back of the New York City Public Library, a Bryant High School in Queens County, and here in Roslyn, the local library, an avenue, and Cedarmere, his longtime home.
And pending approval of the New York State Assembly, that list might grow to the Roslyn Viaduct Bridge.
Ten years to the day after a motorist traveling southbound on Glen Cove Road in Greenvale plowed through road closure barricades, and hurtled into unsuspecting firefighters, killing one of them, dozens of area firefighters crowded into the same area this past Sunday, March 25, to pay tribute to their fallen colleague.
Captain Allen Frye, of the Roslyn Rescue Fire Company, had been leading Roslyn firefighters in a training exercise, when the oncoming car struck him. He succumbed to his injuries a short time later at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset.
In the March 20 elections, all of the incumbents in both the Village of Roslyn and the Village of East Hills were re-elected to another term on their village’s respective board of trustees.
But it wasn’t easy. In East Hills, the two incumbents, Clara Pomerantz and Manny Zuckerman were re-elected with 891 and 814 votes, respectively. Matthew Weiss, who challenged Michael R. Koblenz for the mayor’s job in 2010, came up short again, scoring 759 votes. Mitchell Winn, in his first run for public office, had 149 votes.
Village of East Hills
Clara Pomerantz: 891
Manny Zuckerman: 814
Matthew Weiss: 754
Mitchell Winn: 149
Pomerantz and Zuckerman are re-elected.
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