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Letter: GC Community Coalition and PTA Thank Local Merchants

Friday, 02 July 2010 00:00

The Garden City Community Coalition and the Garden City PTA wish to thank the merchants for the their continued participation and support of our pre-prom event Prom-a-Palooza. Due to their generosity the Prom-a-Palooza has just celebrated its fifth year. The collaborative effort among the community, the merchants, and the school district has resulted in a new Garden City tradition — Prom-a-Palooza. Participating merchants were: Adelphi Deli; Culinary Heights; DC-3 Deli; Dolce Café; Grimaldi’s; Key Food Marketplace; La Bottega; Manor Deli; My 3 Son’s Bagels; Natural Market; Pellegrini Meats; Prime; Reisterer’s Bakery; Seventh Street Gourmet; Stop & Shop (West Hempstead); and Stop & Shop (Carle Place).


Mayor’s Report: July 2, 2010

Friday, 02 July 2010 00:00
Shop and Dine in Garden City — Support the Local Merchants

Working under a special permit from the village, food establishments on Seventh Street, New Hyde Park Road and Franklin Avenue have placed tables and chairs outside their shops and restaurants for your convenience and enjoyment. Please stop by to let the merchants know that you appreciate their efforts and enjoy the many fine tastes of Garden City.


Mayor’s Report: June 25, 2010

Written by Garden City Mayor Robert J. Rothschild Friday, 25 June 2010 00:00
Congratulations to the Garden City High School
Girls Lacrosse Team and Girls Track and Field

I would like to offer congratulations on behalf of the board of trustees to the Garden City Girls Lacrosse team, Coach Diane Chapman and Director of Athletics Nancy Kalafus for winning its fifth straight title with a 20-10 win over Bedford’s Fox Lane at SUNY Cortland last Saturday. This is the third time Coach Chapman has led the girls to five straight state crowns for the Garden City Girls Lacrosse Team. The Trojans finished this season 21-0. It is truly a testament to the team for all their hard work and dedication this season.


Around the Town: June 25, 2010

Written by Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray Friday, 25 June 2010 00:00

Hempstead Town’s July 4 Celebration

The Town of Hempstead proudly takes part in the celebration of our nation’s independence with our Annual Independence Day Celebration and Veteran’s Salute. The salute will occur on Saturday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m.


Mayor’s Report: June 18, 2010

Written by Garden City Mayor Robert J. Rothschild Friday, 18 June 2010 00:00
Pool Season Begins

One of the most attractive facilities within the village is our Garden City Swimming Pool. The 54th season began on Saturday, June 12. All residents are encouraged to become members of the Swimming Pool and enjoy all that it has to offer to all age groups. There is a membership level available for everyone.

Water Conservation - Local Law 3-1987

We all want to keep the environment clean and green. However, I would like to remind the village residents that although we want to have beautiful lawns and flowers, we must keep in mind the village's law with regard to water conservation (Local Law 3-1987) is now in effect. The restrictions are:
Lawn sprinkling and garden irrigation only from April 16 to Nov. 30 of each year and only during the hours of 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The days a person may water are:
Odd numbered properties on odd-numbered days.
Even numbered properties on even-numbered days
Properties with no numbers on even-numbered days.

Automatic sprinkler systems:
All newly installed systems must have moisture sensors approved by the Department of Public Works. For more information please call 465-4012 regarding sprinkler systems.

• All home car washing must be done with hoses fitted with spray nozzles with automatic shut-off.
• Use of water for washing down driveways or walkways is prohibited.
Please cooperate by observing these restrictions. The police department has been requested to issue appearance tickets to those persons found to be in violation of this law.

Annual Test for Backflow Prevention Assembly Units

Residents who have in-ground sprinklers are advised that their sprinklers must have certification of their backflow prevention units.
Please take a minute to schedule an appointment with a certified backflow prevention assembly tester who is certified by the Nassau County Department of Health. If the test discloses that the assembly is not operating satisfactorily, please have the necessary repairs made and the assembly retested by the certified tester. On completion of a test showing that the assembly is operating satisfactorily, the certified tester should complete a Test and Maintenance Report Form and forward to Village Hall Department of Public Works. An untested backflow device is considered a potential hazard to the residents of the village.
If you have any questions regarding this matter, please feel free to call Steven Bayard at 465-4024.

Board of Trustees Meetings

The next Board of Trustees Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 17, 2010. The meeting dates for the summer will be as follows: July 15 and Aug. 19. The meetings will be held in the boardroom at Village Hall and will begin 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 For your convenience, listed on the village’s home page under the Heading of Recreation is a listing of the hours for the Community Park Pool for the months of July, August and September.


From the Desk of Senator Craig Johnson: June 18, 2010

Written by Senator Craig Johnson Friday, 18 June 2010 00:00

Statement from Senator Craig M. Johnson
On School Property Tax Cap

“For years, special interests have blocked the passage of a cap on school property taxes. While such legislation has twice passed the Senate and is supported by the governor, it has never seen the light of day in the Assembly. As we have witnessed this week, Governor Paterson has the power to change that. I am calling on him to include the tax cap in next week’s budget extender legislation. Governor Paterson has a golden opportunity to secure a legacy as a friend of New York’s property taxpayers. He must show leadership, seize this moment and take this very important first step toward taming out-of-control property tax increases in this state.”


Letter: Defeat the Repeat

Friday, 11 June 2010 00:00

I attended yet another BOE Budget meeting, the usual suspects were in attendance. Couldn’t see where the PTA members were hiding their pom-poms. However, in a $90 million budget, they really sharpened those pencils and found a whooping $284,000 in additional savings. Later, we were regaled about the marvelous achievements our students were making on the state tests. Little mention was made of the dumbing down of those same tests by the education bureaucracy so that they look good. Much effort went into this presentation, they really earned my vote. Not!


Mayor's Report: June 11, 2010

Written by Garden City Mayor Robert J. Rothschild Friday, 11 June 2010 00:00
Memorial Day Observance

On Memorial Day, the trustees and I had the honor of attending the parade and Memorial Day Ceremony, which was held in front of the Garden City Middle School. I would like to commend the efforts of the William Bradford Turner Post No. 265 and the American Legion Auxiliary under the leadership of Commandeer John C. Donovan and President John Nedelka. I would also like to congratulate the Grand Marshal of the ceremony, Dr. Robert Scott, president of Adelphi University. Please keep all service personnel who serve our country proudly, and their families, in your thoughts and prayers.


Mayor’s Report: June 4, 2010

Written by Garden City Mayor Robert J. Rothschild Friday, 04 June 2010 00:00
Garbage and Recycling Information

Village offices were closed on Monday, May 31, 2010 in observance of Memorial Day. Those scheduled for recycling are asked to put their recyclables out on Monday, June 7. The holiday collection schedule will be as follows: Residents west of Rockaway Avenue — garbage pickup on Tuesday and Friday; residents east of Rockaway Avenue — garbage pickup on Wednesday and Saturday.


From the Desk of Senator Kemp Hannon: June 4, 2010

Written by Senator Kemp Hannon Friday, 04 June 2010 00:00

Hannon Alerts Long Islanders of 2-1-1 Hotline

Looking for information on avoiding foreclosure, finding a mental health counseling service or disaster assistance? Senator Kemp Hannon is alerting all Long Islanders that you can obtain the important health and human service information you are seeking, for free.


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