Thursday, 06 February 2014 00:00
I would like to begin with complimenting and giving a big “thank you” to our Public Works personnel. They did an outstanding job in clearing the snow during each of the two snowstorms we’ve experienced this month. I would also like to thank all our first responders for always being at the ready—and thank you to Nassau County OEM, the Nassau County CERT volunteers, and the staff at the Glen Cove Senior Center, for their exemplary efforts at our senior center when it was utilized as a warming site during the storm.
To date, the city has four new cases involving violations to the housing code. Charges were filed in two cases; in one house, the attic was found to be subdivided and contained four beds and in both houses people were living in the cellar. In another case, our code enforcers determined that a storage building behind a commercial property had been subdivided into four apartments.
I was honored to administer the oath of office to our Fire Department Chiefs and to our Volunteer EMS officers. On January 20, the City of Glen Cove and Glen Cove School District Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Commission held its 30th annual program in honor of Dr. King and in tribute to Nelson Mandela. Sheryl Goodine, the Commission Chairperson, and her committee once again presented an outstanding and inspirational program that included musical selections by our Glen Cove High School Chorale, the First Baptist Church Mass Choir, and the High School drumline.
I am finalizing the date and time for each of two meetings to be held in City Hall’s main chambers this February: one meeting will be to provide everyone with an update on the hospital; the other meeting will be to provide an update on the waterfront redevelopment. Please check our city website at www.glencove-li.us and the local media for the date and time of each.
My office has received telephone calls and emails regarding whether or not FiOS will be coming to Glen Cove. The City Council and I are continuing to work on this and it will be brought to a vote during a February City Council meeting.
If you notice that a street light is out on any Glen Cove street, please don’t hesitate to call my office at 676-3505. The freezing weather makes it difficult to access underground wires to make repairs, however we are continuing to work on fixing the lights as the weather permits.