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Mayor's Report: May 8, 2014

Garden City Chamber Of Commerce Honors

The Chamber’s 12th Annual Pineapple Ball will be held on Friday evening, May 9 at the Garden City Hotel. The chamber of commerce will honor the following distinguished members of our community: Garden City Turkey Trot Race Committee with the Citizen of the Year Award, Anne Sullivan, coach of the Garden City High School Girls Swimming and Diving Team, Garden City High School Boys Swimming and Diving Team, with the Community Achievement Award, Lisa Smith, proprietor of Coquette Boutique with the Business Person of the Year Award and Robert L. Schoelle, Jr., former village administrator and current president of the Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club with the President’s Award. I would like to congratulate each of the honorees on their well-deserved recognition.

Water Conservation - Local Law 3-1987

We all want to keep the environment clean and green. However,  I would like to remind the village residents that although we want to have beautiful lawns and flowers, we must keep in mind the village’s law with regard to water conservation (Local Law 3-1987) is now in effect.

The restrictions are:

Lawn sprinkling and garden irrigation only from April 16 to Nov. 30 of each year and only during the hours of 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The days a person may water are:

Odd numbered properties on odd numbered days.

Even numbered properties on even numbered days.

Properties with no numbers on even numbered days.

Automatic sprinkler systems:

All newly-installed systems must have moisture sensors approved by the department of public works. For more information please call 516-465-4020 regarding sprinkler systems.


All home car washing must be done with hoses fitted with spray nozzles with automatic shut-off. Use of water for washing down driveways or walkways is prohibited.

Please cooperate by observing these restrictions. The police department has been requested to issue appearance tickets to those persons found to be in violation of this law.

Shop And Dine In Garden City And Enjoy The Experience

I encourage residents to make a conscious effort to choose Garden City as the place to shop and dine. It would be extremely helpful to our business community if you could make one purchase daily in the Village stores. Customer service, selection and quality are outstanding. While shopping or dining let the merchant know that you appreciate them and all that they offer. I look forward to seeing everyone in town.

Thank You For Reading The Column

I would like to thank all of you who follow this column. Every week I include topics that are of interest to residents, businesses and visitors.

Board Of Trustees Meetings

The next meeting of the board of trustees will be on Thursday, May 15 at 8 p.m. The meetings are held in the boardroom at village hall. I encourage all residents to attend board of trustees meetings so as to be thoroughly informed of village issues from a first-hand perspective.