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Mayor's Report: May 17, 2013

Garden City 2012 Government Finance Officers Association Award

We were pleased to learn from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada this week that the village’s Comprehensive Annual Finance Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2012 earned a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting.  The certificate of achievement is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting. This is the seventeenth consecutive year that the village has received this national recognition.  Special thanks are due to Village Auditor James Olivo and Deputy Village Treasurer Frank Kelly.

Merchants Clean Up

The village has received quite a few complaints over the past few weeks regarding the amount of wrappers, waste, bottles and cans that are on Seventh Street. I would like to remind the merchants to be more careful in how they place their garbage for pickup. I would also like to remind the shoppers to please dispose of their waste in the containers that are located along Seventh Street. There are more than adequate refuse containers for that purpose.

Shop Locally

Please continue to support the local merchants and I look forward to seeing everyone in town.

Lawn Maintenance

As a reminder to our residents, lawn maintenance is permitted seven days a week throughout the village. The village code requirement, however, states that no owner of any land within the village shall permit noxious weeds, long grass or other rank growths on real property. In addition, lawn cutting or any power gardening equipment is only permitted to be done during the hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Board Of Trustees Meeting

The next meeting of the board of trustees will be on Thursday, May 16 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.