The White Birch/Old Jericho Civic Association will be holding its annual civic meeting on Monday, Jan. 25, at 8 p.m. in the auditorium of Robert Williams School.
This month we will welcome Rich Lasko as our new civic association president along with the new board of directors.
As your president for the last four years, I would like to thank the residents of the White Birch/Old Jericho community for their support. With your help we were able to get the county of Nassau, Town of Oyster Bay and our own school district to listen to the concerns of our area and to work with us to address these concerns.
Many deeds have been accomplished by your civic association over the last four years. Stop signs were placed along Parkside Drive, 17th Street, and Gardener Avenue for the safety of the children and residents of our area. Welcoming signs have been placed in both of our areas with your help through fund-raising efforts at the Annual Picnic, and at Bingo nights and Chinese auctions that were held at Robert Williams School.
The civic along with the state, county and town have worked to beautify our area. The state fixed the fences along Parkside Drive and Gardener Avenue. The county on many occasions cleaned the water basins we have in our area. The Town of Oyster Bay fixed up the parklet on Parkside Drive and has worked with the civic association to make it an Adopt a Spot area.
The town also sealed our roads for the time being until we are scheduled to have them repaved. It also fixed curbs as well as worked with us on sidewalk replacement. Its tree crews removed trees and stumps so new sidewalks could be installed, and had many trees installed in our area. The committee to beautify our area solicited donations so little gardens could be planted along Parkside Drive as well as by the welcoming signs. The civic also worked in conjunction with Mr. Spiegel of Spiegel Associates improving the condition of the fence along 18th Street. He replaced the fence and is working with the civic on other concerns.
The school board listened to our concerns about the bond issue and the condition of Robert Williams School. The school board members have said that they will work with the education committee on the problem of parking at the school as well as the upkeep of the school building and grounds. Soloman Schecter has also been a great neighbor in working with us on any problems at the school.
I would like to thank the board of directors for its support and friendship during my tenure as president. Its members made my job easier by being a united board that worked for our community. I would also like to thank the residents of our civic for being great neighbors and friends. I ask all of you to give our next president the same support you have shown me. I will remain on the board to support Rich as our new president so he may with your help take our civic association into the next millennium.
Frank V. Sammartano
Monday, Jan. 25, 8 p.m. at Robert Williams School
Supervisor John Venditto will be on hand to install Rich Lasko as the new civic association president.
Come and ask the town supervisor any questions or express concerns that you may have regarding the community or town.
We will be serving coffee and cake at this meeting as we say thank you to our old civic board and wish our new board continued success.
Please try and make this meeting and bring along a friend.