Written by Donald T. Brudie Friday, 08 March 2013 00:00
Each week, Garden City along with all villages within Nassau County, performs a radio-test with the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management Office (NCOEM) to ensure that their assigned radio is working properly. These radios operate at 800 MHz frequency and have been in operation for the past several years as a result of funding from former State Senator Michael Balboni. In the event of a major disaster where normal radio communications were disrupted each Village would have the ability to communicate with each other directly as well as with the NCOEM.
The annual village election will be held on Tuesday, March 19, from noon until 9 p.m. at Village Hall, 351 Stewart Ave. Village residents will be voting for the following candidates:
John J. Watras Mayor – 2-year term
Dennis C. Donnelly - Trustee – 2-year term
John A. DeMaro - Trustee – 2-year term
Richard V. Silver - Trustee – 2-year term
Robert A. Bolebruch - Trustee – 1-year term
Allen S. Mathers - Justice – 4-year term
Since the incorporation of the village in 1919, members of the board of trustees in Garden City have been elected by a non-partisan vote of residents in accordance with the policies of the Community Agreement.
Absentee ballot applications to be used in conjunction with the general village election on March 19 are available at the Village Hall, 351 Stewart Ave. Applications must be received by the village clerk by March 12 if the ballot is to be mailed. For personal application, the deadline is March 18.
The next regularly scheduled board of trustees meetings will be held on Thursday, March 7 and Thursday, March 21 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.
I would like to remind you that the board of trustees will be a conducting work session to review the proposed 2013-14 village budget on:
Thursday, March 14 - 7:30 - 10 p.m. Budget Study - Work Session - Final
This session is currently scheduled to be held in the boardroom at Village Hall, 351 Stewart Ave., Garden City, New York. All residents are welcome and encouraged to attend.