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Mayor’s Report: August 28, 2009

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.