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Board Of Trustees Meeting Recap

Here’s a look at what was discussed at Dec. 5’s Board of Trustees meeting: 

 

•  The village recycling program is expected to expand come January or February to include all plastics and shredded paper. More information will be sent out to residents at the beginning of the year. 

 

•  The remote commuter renewal program will have its last two days at Village Hall, on Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Dec. 19 from 4:30 to 7p.m. Come with your registration and a check for the renewal fee. 

 

•  A local law was enacted that requires any mattress, when placed for collection by the village or any other public agency or contractor compensated by the village, to be put in a plastic bag for collection. This also applies to homeowners. 

 

•  Burglaries are still happening in the village and in neighboring communities. However, they’re not as prevalent as they were a few weeks ago.  Village officials say that the burglars often enter through a rear window by cutting the screen and encourage residents to lock their doors and windows, and always make it look like someone is home. The Third Precinct has a few suspects and a “good handle on the situation.” 

 

•  B.I.D. dollars are being accepted through the end of the year.

 

•  There were 18 parking violations and 25 auto accidents this past month. 

 

•  Funds from the Public Benefit Fee, which are paid by businesses on Post Ave. that have less than the required amount of parking, will now be going into the capital fund instead of the general fund. 

News

Westbury High School students are teaching younger children from Park Avenue Elementary School valuable life lessons about money and business skills through the High School Heroes program.

 

In this program, high school students that are taking Renate Johnson’s Junior Achievement class will go into first grade classrooms to teach 45-minute lessons.

 

“It is a program that gives high school and younger students confidence and teaches them about business and financial literacy,” said Johnson.

The Westbury Historical Society will host Dr. Natalie Naylor, professor emerita at Hofstra University and author of Women in Long Island’s Past: Eminent Ladies and Everyday Lives at their next meeting on March 9. 

 

Naylor’s presentation will focus on the place of women in Long Island’s history, including several prominent women from Westbury’s past.  


Sports

Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray. 

 

The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.


Congratulations to Westbury athletes Michael Esposito, Eileen Harris, Brett Harris, and Michael Going, each of whom won awards in Race # 1 of the Jonas Chiropractic Run Nassau Series co-hosted by Nassau County and the Greater Long Island Running Club.

 

Michael Esposito, age 15, took home the second place award in the 15-19 age group with a time of 23 minutes, 6 seconds.  Eileen Harris, age 42, earned the first place award in the women’s 40-44 age group.  She completed the race with her 45 year old husband, Brett Harris, who was the third place award winner in the men’s 45-49 age group.  Michael Going, age 41, scored third place honors in the 40-44 age group with a time of 20 minutes, 51 seconds.


Calendar

Los Lobos - March 5

Coffee House - March 8

Meet the Mayor - March 8


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com