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Mayor’s Report: September 10, 2010

Pool Season Ends

With the arrival of Labor Day and school reopening, comes the third harbinger of autumn — the closing of the Garden City Swimming Pool. The pool season ended on Sept. 6. Much to the credit of the pool staff, village residents experienced another safe and enjoyable pool season. I offer my compliments to Kevin Ocker, Ed Fronckwicz, Grace Chianese and the entire Recreation staff.

Sanitation Collection

Due to the observance of Labor Day, there was no garbage or recycling pickup on Monday, Sept. 6. Residences west of Rockaway Avenue will have their garbage collected on Tuesday and Friday and those east of Rockaway will be collected on Wednesday and Saturday. Rubbish will be collected on Thursday. Those residents who were scheduled for recycling pickup on Monday, Sept. 6 should place recyclables out on Monday, Sept. 13. All other recycling days remain the same.

Drive With Care - Schools Open This Week

All motorists are reminded that this week marks the opening of the 2010/11 school term in Garden City. Hundreds of youngsters are walking to and from school, many for the first time. Please pay particular attention when driving in the area of recommended pedestrian routes and schoolyards. This will not be any different than prior years in that a few preoccupied young people will inevitably dart out from in between parked cars or fail to look for oncoming traffic when crossing the street.

While the police and crossing guards are on duty at school crossing zones, many children will be crossing at unprotected areas. Parents are urged to discuss safe practices with their children and to remind them that it is very difficult for passing motorists to see them and effect a safe stop. A reminder to motorists that the posted speed limit in the area of schools is 20 miles per hour

Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule

The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. The continuation of the Public Hearing regarding the St. Paul’s School Demolition for Open Space Draft Environmental Impact Statement will be held on Thursday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. Persons wishing to speak on the DEIS will be asked to register and limit remarks to three minutes.

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 Administration is a link to the Village Justice Court, which lists information regarding the court’s hours of operation, location, as well as directions to the court.