The Aug. 4 environmental hearing on the Lighthouse proposal played out more like a pep rally for project developers Scott Rechler and New York Islanders owner Charles Wang, who received rousing applause before he spoke to a packed crowd at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse on Hofstra’s Hempstead campus.
A direct agreement with Covanta, a facility that uses municipal solid waste as a fuel to generate clean, renewable energy, could potentially save Garden City $300,000 a year in garbage tipping fees.
Seven proposed local laws will be the focus of public hearings scheduled for Aug. 13. Trustees are proposing village code changes for anything from sanitation removal and repair and maintenance of sidewalks and curbs to impound fees, alarm systems and corner lots in Garden City’s Central section.
To help alleviate the concerns of many living in Garden City’s Central section who fear corner lot subdivisions are threatening the village’s character, trustees are proposing a change in village code that would establish a Residence R-20C Corner Overlay District. The local law is being considered at a public hearing scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 13 at village hall at 8 p.m.
Hundreds are expected to attend the Aug. 4 public hearing on the proposed Lighthouse project, which intends to refurbish the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and develop the 150 acres surrounding the arena.
As Governor David Paterson, June 25, signed into law legislation that would “streamline” New York’s local governments, touting reduced property taxes and waste, legislative sessions in Albany played out more like circus shows as senators struggled with a power shift that left both Dems and Republicans at a political stalemate for weeks.
A 28-year-old Hempstead man was busted last week for public lewdness and endangering the welfare of a minor when he allegedly exposed himself while performing a lewd act to a 9-year-old Garden City girl walking her dog.
During the current construction project at Village Hall, a time capsule buried in 1981 was found! The time capsule was buried by a local Girl Scout Brownie Troop who invited the community to write letters to themselves. The letters were to be mailed when the time capsule was dug up. There are over 140 letters and we’re trying to track down the current addresses of the recipients. If you think you, or someone you know, may have written a letter that was included in the time capsule, please contact Kerry Couture, chair of Association Volunteers of the Garden City Association of Girl Scouts, at 238-7377.
An audit of the Garden City School District has revealed school officials used available fund balance monies to increase the Employee Benefits Accrued Liability Reserve (EBALR) to $8.1 million as of June 2007 while the district’s EBALR liability totaled only $2.9 million. The district overfunded the liability by $5.1 million or 175 percent, according to New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.
The Nassau County Police Department reports that a particular group of organized transient criminals commonly known as “gypsies” are perpetrating a series of burglaries and scams throughout Nassau County. The “modus operendi” of these mostly Eastern Europeans is to drive in groups in a particular residential area in a car or van usually with out-of-state registration plates. One subject portraying a surveyor or a contractor approaches the homeowners, at their residences. While engaging in distracting conversation, the subject diverts the homeowners into their rear yards providing a means for an accomplice(s) to surreptitiously enter the home and commit a burglary.
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