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Mayor’s Report: September 25, 2009

Thank You Garden City Fire Department

Writing on behalf of the Garden City Community, I wish to thank Fire Chief William Graham and the members of the Garden City Fire Department for conducting the beautiful eighth year anniversary ceremony of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. It was a very moving experience and assisted many of us to get through that difficult day.

More on Acting Now to Be Prepared for Hurricane Season

In an earlier column, I shared some suggestions on how to secure your property in preparation for a hurricane. The following are additional recommendations on what you can do now to be prepared in the event that a major storm hits Long Island:

Most importantly, advise the Police Department (465-4100) now if someone in your family uses life support equipment. Put together a family hurricane kit. Have a battery-powered radio or television available (check the batteries). Keep a flashlight handy for each member of the family with plenty of extra batteries. Store a supply of canned food with a manual can opener. Don’t forget about your pets. Keep a non-electric telephone in your home - the phone lines oftentimes remain operational even during power outages.

Please take these suggestions seriously; they can save your life.

Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule

The next board of trustees meetings will be held Thursday, Oct. 1, and Thursday, Oct. 15. The meetings will be held in the board room at Village Hall and will begin at 8 p.m. At the Oct. 1 meeting there will be a public hearing on proposed Local Law: A Local Law to Amend the Code of the Village of Garden City to Establish a Definition of a Corner Lot or Plot.

A copy of the proposed Local Law is available at Village Hall and is listed on the village’s website.

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. Listed under the Public Works page is information regarding the Recycling Program.