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The Mayor's Corner: October 10, 2013

On Sept. 11, the Williston Park Little League honored the both those Williston Park residents who perished in the terrorist attacks  of September 11, 2001 and their families. Former deputy Mayor Bill Darmstadt and John Hogan were instrumental , once again for putting this honored tradition together. The somber event is a reminded that we must never forget those who perished that day.

The Chamber of Commerce of the Willistons once again sponsored the Williston Park Street Fair. As usual, this spectacular event attracted thousands. The weather was fantastic, the food selections were many and the numerous vendors were quite varied  with the items being sold. While many of the chamber members were involved in putting the event together, kudos go out to Lucille Walters who was the instrumental player in ensuring a successful day. This fair has grown over the years and this year’s event exceeded expectations.  

The Williston Park Rotary Club recently held a tree dedication ceremony at the Gazebo honoring the late Bud Haller. While I was unable to attend, (celebrating my grandchild Darby’s sixth birthday in Texas), the event drew a huge crowd. Bud an active member of the Williston Park community for a number of years, including a term as village trustee. His wife June, son Ray and the Haller family as a whole had to be moved by the response to this tree dedication.

On Sunday, Sept. 28, the Village Recreation Committee held its Annual Family Fun Day. Another well attended successful event. Tara Bridges, Tim Casey, Deputy Mayor Kevin Rynne and Trustee Billy Carr put this event together.

These types of Village wide events is what helps make Williston Park a great place to visit but yet a better place to live.

The road project is in full swing. A number of activities are attached to the project and extensive activity is visible throughout the Village.

National Grid is changing out gas lines prior to the repaving as opposed to after. They agreed to the village’s request to move this work up so as to not dig into the streets after being their being paved. A number of water valves are being replaced prior to the paving in hopes of avoiding future problems.

Village workers are removing and trimming trees in the paving areas where required. The contractor is well on his way of replacing needed concrete in various areas in preparation of the paving.

The extensive work will cause inconvenience, however it can’t be avoided if roads are to be paved. I continue ask all to be patient as the project moves ahead.