Written by Garden City Mayer Donald T. Brudie Friday, 07 September 2012 00:00
Due to the observance of Labor Day, there will be no garbage or recycling pickup on Monday, September 3. Residences west of Rockaway Avenue will have their garbage collected on Tuesday and Friday and those east of Rockaway Avenue will be collected on Wednesday and Saturday. Rubbish will be collected on Thursday. Those residents scheduled for recycling pickup on Monday, September 3 should place recyclables out on Monday, September 10. All other recycling days remain the same.
All motorists are reminded that next week marks the opening of the 2012-13 school year 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.
Please drive slowly. 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.
The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be on Thursday, September 20 at 8 p.m. I encourage all residents to attend board of trustees meetings so as to be thoroughly informed of village issues from a first-hand perspective.