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Parenthood Plus: July 28, 2011

Written by Andrew Malekoff Friday, 29 July 2011 00:00

‘Building Men for Others’

Schoolyards, playing fields, gymnasiums, vacant lots, street corners, makeshift clubhouses and stoops were but a few of the special places of my boyhood. These were the platforms upon which the richest of memories, sweet and sour, were built. In later years, it has been the countless hours of my work with groups of boys at North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center that have been most evocative of those special places and times. The associated images and scenarios provide me, at each memorable stop, with a visceral reminder of my earliest struggles to belong, to feel special and to be valued.

 

Mayor’s Report: July 19, 2011

Written by Garden City Mayer Donald T. Brudie Friday, 22 July 2011 00:00
Village Hall Blood Drive

The Long Island Blood Services in conjunction with the employees at Village Hall will be holding a Blood Drive on Wednesday, July 20, from 1 to 7 p.m. in the second floor meeting room of the Fire Department Headquarters Building on Stewart Avenue. The need for blood has again reached a critical level so please consider donating. For every pint of blood donated three patients are helped. Exponentially, the village as a whole can and will help more people than imagined.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment to donate blood, please contact the Human Resources Department at Village Hall (465-4170).

Did you know that over 800 units of blood are needed each and every day of the year to meet the needs of patients in Long Islands 43-plus hospitals?

Noise Ordinance

It is particularly distressing to see a few residents marring the beauty of our village by not adhering to the Village Code as it relates to noise. Residents are reminded to inform landscape gardeners and construction workers of the laws which are frequently violated:

• Power gardening, lawn maintenance and building construction equipment may not be operated in the village between 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Monday through Friday and 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Concert at Gazebo

Once again, compliments are due to the Recreation Department for arranging the 2011 season’s outstanding Concert Series at the Village Gazebo, located on the Village Green at the corner of Stewart and Hilton avenues.

Next week’s program is scheduled for Thursday, July 21 and will feature The Tercels - singing your favorite oldies.

The program will begin at 7:15 p.m. and admission is free. Please bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a very pleasant evening. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held at the Cultural and Performing Arts Center at Cluett Hall at the St. Paul’s School.

Parking Field #12 — East Side of Franklin Avenue Between 12th and 14th Streets

Work in Parking Field #12 continues. This work is being done in four phases with each phase lasting approximately three to four weeks. The current phase, Phase #1, is north of Thirteenth Street, encompassing a portion of the northern half of the lot. Phase #1 is scheduled to be ropened on Thursday, July 21 with Phase #2 being closed on that day. Phase #2 consists of the other portion on the northern half of the parking field. Please do not park within the construction zone and take note of any temporary parking restrictions that are posted by the Police Department. Additional parking can be found in Parking Field #11 (west of Franklin Avenue) and in Parking Field #9E (south of Eleventh Street). We thank everyone for their patience during this much needed infrastructure improvement.

If you have any questions, please contact the Garden City Public Works Department at (516) 465-4004 (Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)

Curb, Sidewalk and Road Improvements

Infrastructure improvements will be done throughout the village this summer. Streets scheduled for work are Plaza Road, Main Avenue, 15th Street, Boylston Street, Tremont Street, Spruce Street, Prescott Street and Bedell Avenue. During construction, detours should be expected at these locations. Residents in these areas will be given notice ahead of the start of construction. Work will begin very soon starting on Spruce Street, Prescott Street and Plaza Road.

Main Avenue Water Main Improvement Project

Work continues on the Water Main Improvement Project along Main Avenue and is about 60 percent completed. Throughout this project lane closures and detours should be expected along Main Avenue. Any loss of water that was not outlined in the notice to residents should be reported to the Water Department. The water main trenches will be restored and paved in preparation for street surfacing. This work is expected to continue for approximately two to three more weeks.

Board of Trustees’ Summer Meeting Schedule

During July and August the board of trustees will meet once a month. The dates are Thursday, July 21 and Thursday, Aug. 18 at 8 p.m.

Village’s Website

I encourage residents to periodically utilize the village’s website for information regarding the village’s operations, as well as items of seasonal and special interest. The address is www.gardencityny.net. For your convenience, listed on the village’s homepage under the heading of Administration is a link which lists the various village board and commissions along with their meeting dates and agendas.

 

Letter: Changing the Village’s Zoning Code

Friday, 22 July 2011 00:00

I am completely baffled as to why on July 21, the Garden City Board of Trustees are considering a change in the village’s zoning ordinances that would allow storage bins, sheds, fences, air-conditioning units and moveable trailers all the way up to a home’s front building line. These imposing units should remain in the rear half of the property, unless a homeowner can satisfactorily demonstrate to the Zoning Board of Appeals a legititimate need for such an “accessory structure.”

Nell Gubner
Garden City

 

 

Around the Town: July 12, 2011

Written by Kate Murray, Town of Hempstead Supervisor Friday, 15 July 2011 00:00

July Summer Concerts

Every summer, the Town of Hempstead’s Summer Concert Series, hosted by the Department of Parks and Recreation, brings talented musicians to perform at the town’s neighborhood parks. Our lineup this year features an exciting range of musical genres, from the smooth sounds of Sinatra and classic rock to the Doo-Wop hits of the 1960s and the sounds of the Caribbean.

 

Mayor’s Report: July 12, 2011

Written by Garden City Mayer Donald T. Brudie Friday, 15 July 2011 00:00
Fourth of July

I am pleased to report that this year was a safe one in our village. The Police Department has reported that it was a relatively quiet one and there were only a few minor incidents reported.

Shop and Dine In Garden City — Support The Local Merchants

I can think of no better way to enjoy summer than by dining outdoors with your family and friends and enjoy our wide selection of epicurean delights at our Seventh Street, New Hyde Park Road and Franklin Avenue restaurant establishments.

 

Mayor’s Report: July 5, 2011

Written by Garden City Mayer Donald T. Brudie Friday, 08 July 2011 00:00

As adults, we know that it is illegal to possess and/or use fireworks. The main reason they became illegal is because they cause injury. Residents are reminded that the police department will be on alert to interdict illegal fireworks use to prevent community disruption and often needless injury. I strongly urge parents, who are the ultimate and most effective preventers, to ban the use of fireworks.

 

Around the Town: July 5, 2011

Written by Kate Murray, Town of Hempstead Supervisor Friday, 08 July 2011 00:00

July Summer Concerts

Every summer, the Town of Hempstead’s Summer Concert Series, hosted by the Department of Parks and Recreation, brings talented musicians to perform at the town’s neighborhood parks. Our lineup this year features an exciting range of musical genres, from the smooth sounds of Sinatra and classic rock to the Doo-Wop hits of the 1960s and the sounds of the Caribbean.

 

Mayor's Report: June 28, 2011

Written by Garden City Mayer Donald T. Brudie Friday, 01 July 2011 00:00
Parking Field #5 - Rear of 520 Franklin Avenue — Garden City Medical Center

Work in Parking Field #5 is ongoing. All curb and sidewalk work has been completed and the contractor is now preparing the lot for paving. The first row of parking is currently partially closed and will be fully closed this week/early next week for paving and striping. Weather permitting, work will be completed in this field by early next week at which time it will be reopened to the public. In the meantime, parking is available on both Fifth and Sixth streets; please take notice of the temporary parking restrictions posted by the Police Department. The owners’ of 520 Franklin Ave. have also arranged parking on the east side of Franklin Avenue and have personnel outside to direct traffic there. Parking Field #6E (east of Franklin Avenue, south of Seventh Street) is also available for use during construction. Please exercise caution when driving or walking near areas of construction. We thank you for your patience and cooperation during this much needed construction improvement.

 

Letter: Property Tax Cap and Police Salaries

Friday, 01 July 2011 00:00

On May 17, 2011 an arbitrator issued an award determining police salaries for five years. It raised their pay approximately 20 percent over this period of time. This award was the result of a voluntary Arbitration Agreement between the village and the PBA, which set forth the criteria for the arbitration award.

 

Mayor’s Report: June 21, 2011

Friday, 24 June 2011 00:00
Congratulations to the Adelphi Women’s Lacrosse Team

I would like to offer congratulations, on behalf of the Board of Trustees, to the Adelphi Women’s Lacrosse Team, Coach Joe Spallina and Director of Athletics Robert Hartwell for Adelphi’s victory over Limestone College of Gaffney, South Carolina, in the NCAA Division II women’s national lacrosse championship game. This was Adelphi’s third consecutive national title and the fifth in eight years for Adelphi. The Panthers finished the season 20-0.

 

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