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Letter: McMillan Column a Compilation of Distortion and Innuendo

Friday, 18 September 2009 00:00

I generally enjoy reading Robert McMillan’s column, although I occasionally disagree with him. The column in the Aug. 21 issue of the Garden City Life, however, was such a compilation of distortion and innuendo that I find that I must comment. I am not a health care expert, but, I listen to experts and I read the papers. I would encourage everyone to do the same and form their own opinions based on facts and not on prejudices. One of my sources is The New York Times which in an Aug. 23 editorial refutes or corrects much of what Mr. McMillan has written.

 

Mayor’s Report: September 11, 2009

Written by Garden City Mayor Robert J. Rothschild Friday, 11 September 2009 00:00
Pool Season Ended September 7

With the arrival of Labor Day and the anticipation of school reopening comes the third harbinger of autumn - the closing of the Garden City Swimming Pool. Much to the credit of the pool staff, village residents experienced another safe and enjoyable pool season. My compliments to Kevin Ocker, Ed Fronckwicz, Grace Chianese and the entire Recreation Staff.

 

From the Desk of Senator Kemp Hannon: September 11, 2009

Written by Senator Kemp Hannon Friday, 11 September 2009 00:00

Hannon Votes No On Motor Vehicle Fee Hikes

All New Yorkers who drive a car, a truck, a motorcycle, an ATV or a boat are now paying more as the latest round of massive tax and fee hikes approved by Democrats in Albany took effect Sept. 1.

 

Mayor’s Report: September 4, 2009

Written by Garden City Mayor Robert J. Rothschild Friday, 04 September 2009 00:00
Best Wishes to Our College Bound Students

Many of our young people are leaving for college. Some for the first time; others to conclude course requirements that will lead to undergraduate and graduate degrees. My associates on the village board join me in wishing them a safe journey and a most productive year. We are very proud of the accomplishments of our young people and look to them as our ambassadors to the many cities, towns and villages throughout the country, which will be their temporary homes.

Welcome Adelphi Students

This week marks the arrival of Adelphi’s Class of 2013 onto the Garden City campus. It gives me pleasure to welcome the students and to compliment them on choosing Adelphi. The board of trustees and I wish President Scott, his faculty and staff as well as the Class of 2013 and all students a most productive year.

The village wants you to consider Garden City your home away from home during the next four years. Don’t forget to visit our shopping areas and many fine restaurants on Seventh Street, Franklin Avenue and New Hyde Park Road; bring your friends and family, all are welcome.

In Preparation for Hurricane Season

I was recently reviewing a publication by the American Red Cross on the subject of hurricane activity. It was interesting to note that many Long Islanders don’t believe our area is in danger of being hit by a major hurricane. Although there have been other hurricanes as recent as 1991 that have struck Long Island, two stand out as pivotal storms that affected many Long Island communities. The devastation from the 1938 hurricane - dubbed the “Long Island Express” was enormous. The storm reshaped the shoreline of Long Island and created great economic and human loss. In 1985 Hurricane Gloria hit one September day and nearly leveled portions of central and eastern Long Island. The Island’s east end is on the list of the top 10 most vulnerable mainland United States areas prone to hurricanes.

While the Incorporated Village of Garden City subscribes to an emergency weather service and carefully monitors regional storm activity, in preparation for implementing its storm emergency plan, there is a lot that residents can and should do to make preparations for the upcoming hurricane season. In this and succeeding columns I will share information so that you can be prepared in the event that a major storm hits Long Island.

The following are just a few important ways we can all prepare for a hurricane:

Stock up - What you have on hand before a hurricane hits can make a big difference as to how well your family handles it.

Create your own disaster preparedness kits - one for home and one to take with you as a “Go Bag” in case you need to evacuate - with enough supplies for everyone in your household.

Include in your disaster preparedness kit:

Water - at least one gallon per person per day.

Food - Non- perishable items you’d want to eat - such as canned food (and a manual can opener), energy bars peanut butter and other nutritious foods that require no refrigeration, preparation or cooking and little or no water.

First Aid Kit - Pack a “how to” guide as well. Medications - Essential prescription and non-prescription items and medical information.

Crank radio and flashlight, or batter-powered radio and flashlight (with extra batteries), and a 12-hour glow stick.

Clothing - A change of clothes, rain wear, sturdy shoes and protective gloves for everyone. Personal items - Remember specific items such as eyeglasses or contact lenses and solution, personal care and hygiene items, extra (charged) cell phone batteries and comfort items such as toys or books.

Money - Have cash. ATMs and credit cards won’t work if the power is out. Important family documents in a waterproof, portable container - Copies of drivers’ licenses, wills, birth and marriage certificates, insurance policies, proof of residence (deed or lease), recent tax returns, credit card and bank account numbers, Social Security cards, passport numbers, home inventory list. Special items for infants, elderly, pets or loved ones with special needs. Written instructions on how to turn off electricity, gas and water if authorities advise you to do so. (Remember you’ll need a professional to turn them back on.)

Board of Trustees Summer Meeting

During September, the board of trustees meets once. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held Thursday, Sept. 10 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. A topic of interest that is listed on the village’s website within the Justice Court section is information regarding the Justice Court including their hours of operation, schedule and their location. There is some construction going on at Village Hall, therefore, the usual entrance to the court has been temporarily changed. The court can be entered by walking along the sidewalk into the Police Department into the Justice Court. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

 

 

From the Desk of Senator Kemp Hannon: September 4, 2009

Written by Senator Kemp Hannon Friday, 04 September 2009 00:00

Senator Kemp Hannon Votes No on Motor Vehicle Fee Hikes

All New Yorkers who drive a car, a truck, a motorcycle, an ATV or a boat are now paying more as the latest round of massive tax and fee hikes approved by Democrats in Albany took effect Sept. 1.

 

Letter: What’s Wrong With the Lighthouse?

Friday, 28 August 2009 00:00

When the Lighthouse Project is fully completed, Nassau County will be forever changed to a more urban environment. The creation of a dense-mixed use landscape will seriously alter the entire county but will have a particularly deleterious effect on the villages and unincorporated areas of both the Town of Hempstead and the Town of North Hempstead.

 

Mayor’s Report: August 28, 2009

Written by Garden City Mayor Robert J. Rothschild Friday, 28 August 2009 00:00
Best Wishes to Our College-Bound Students

Throughout the next two to three weeks, many of our young people will be leaving for college. Some for the first time; others to conclude course requirements that will lead to undergraduate and graduate degrees. My associates on the village board join me in wishing them a safe journey and a most productive year. We are very proud of the accomplishments of our young people and look to them as our ambassadors to the many cities, towns and villages throughout the country that will be their temporary homes.

Welcome Adelphi Students

This week will mark the arrival of Adelphi’s Class of 2013 onto the Garden City campus. It gives me pleasure to welcome the students and to compliment them on choosing Adelphi. The board of trustees and I wish President Scott, his faculty and staff as well as the Class of 2013 and all students a most productive year.

The village wants you to consider Garden City your home away from home during the next four years. Don’t forget to visit our shopping areas and many fine restaurants on Seventh Street, Franklin Avenue and New Hyde Park Road; bring your friends and family, all are welcome.

Safe Disposal of Unused Pharmaceuticals

Through the kindness of an interested village resident, I am sharing the following information on what is recommended to be done with your unused pharmaceuticals. Most importantly, do not flush them as they re-emerge as trace contaminants in the environment.

According to the most recent federal guidelines issued by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) on the proper disposal of prescription drugs, unused, unneeded and expired prescription drugs should be removed from their original containers and placed in the trash.

To prevent accidental poisonings or potential drug abuse the ONDCP recommends mixing the meds with an undesirable substance such as coffee grounds, and placing the mixture into a sealable plastic bag prior to placing them into the trash.

These items will be collected by the incorporated village’s sanitation department and transported to the incinerator for disposal.

Board of Trustees’ Summer Meeting Schedule

During September, the board of trustees will meet once. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. Correspondence addressed to the mayor and board must be received by Tuesday morning, Sept. 8, to be included with the board’s communications for this meeting.

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. A topic of interest that is listed on the village’s website within the Administration page is a listing of the various meetings that are scheduled for each board or commission.

 

Mayor’s Report: August 21, 2009

Written by Garden City Mayor Robert J. Rothschild Friday, 21 August 2009 00:00
Village Responds to Lighthouse Project

On Aug. 4, Trustee Episcopia and Village Administrator Schoelle represented the Village of Garden City at the Town of Hempstead’s public hearing with regard to the Lighthouse Project.

 

Letter: Lighthouse Environmental Impacts Severe

Friday, 21 August 2009 00:00

I attended several hours of the “environmental” hearing and saw that the speakers while I was there were mainly people related to construction trades and others with a vested economic interest in the project and with little or no concern for the environmental impact of the project.

 

On Blenders and Tax Assessments

Written by Donald X. Clavin, Jr., Town of Hempstead Receiver of Taxes Friday, 14 August 2009 00:00

The Nassau County Department of Assessment could learn a lot from Macy’s if they handled tax grievances the way the retailer deals with broken blenders. After all, in both instances we’re dealing with unhappy customers (taxpayers) who are frustrated with a defective product and want satisfaction. Unfortunately, the assessment department has never really considered those who have overpaid taxes as a result of assessment errors as aggrieved customers. Indeed, a recent report by the county assessor claimed that the hemorrhaging assessment system was not broken even while a recent Newsday article [“Millions in Refunds in Nassau”] observed that Nassau has paid out half a billion dollars in refunds between 2003 and ’08.

 

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