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Mayor’s Report: March 5, 2010

Amanda’s Law Carbon Monoxide Alarms

I have been informed by Captain Gil Frank of our fire department that on Feb. 22, 2010, “Amanda’s Law” took effect for New York State. This law requires essentially all residences, both new and existing to have carbon monoxide alarms installed on any floor where there are sleeping areas. The specific requirements differ for new and existing residences and also on when the buildings were built and subcategories of occupancy groups.

The following link provides the proposed code text and legislation: http://www.dos.state. ny.us/codeCOAlarm.htm. If you have any questions, feel free to call the Garden City Fire Department at 746-1301.

Village Hall Blood Drive

The Long Island Blood Services, in conjunction with the employees at Village Hall, will be holding a Blood Drive on Tuesday, March 9, from 1 to 7 p.m., in the second-floor meeting room of the fire department headquarters building on Stewart Avenue. The need for blood has again reached a critical level so please consider donating.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment to donate blood, contact the Human Resources Department at Village Hall (465-4170 or 465-4171).

Did you know that over 800 units of blood are needed each and every day of the year to meet the needs of patients in Long Island’s 43-plus hospitals?

Board of Trustees Work Sessions

The board of trustees conducted a work session to review the proposed 2010/11 Operating/Capital Budgets on Wednesday, March 3 at 7 p.m. This session was held in the board room at Village Hall. Work sessions are conducted in public but may only provide for limited public participation.

Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule

The next regularly scheduled board of trustees meeting will be held on Thursday, March 18, at 8 p.m.

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.garden cityny.net. For your convenience, listed on the village’s home page (under the Heading of Administration) is information listing Village Hall hours and a directory with the telephone numbers of village department heads.