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Storm Water Phase II Begins

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 04 June 2010 00:00

Public Works Begins Second Five-Year Water Monitoring Phase

 

The Village of Mineola’s Department of Public Works issued its Storm Water Phase II report on May 19. The village completed the first permit phase on March 9 and recently began the second five-year phase.

 

Three’s Company in Flood Issue

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 04 June 2010 00:00

Mangano, Martins and Kaiman Strike Agreement to Manage Flooding Issues on Borderlines of Mineola, Carle Place

Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman, Mineola Mayor Jack M. Martins and Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano met on May 26 and reached an agreement to handle the flooding issues that have plagued eastern borderline Mineola and Carle Place residents for decades.

 

Plan to ‘Fight Fire’ Draws Fire

Written by Matthew A. Piacentini Friday, 28 May 2010 00:00

Debate Heats Up on Nassau Property Tax Reform

If there is a fire, do you first put out the flames or try to find their source? Most agree in Nassau County that the current system by which property taxes are assessed and grieved is a crisis of “fire” proportions – with a quarter of a billion in taxpayer dollars wasted each year and well over $1 billion in existing debt - but officials and interest groups have begun arguing heatedly over how to fight it before the whole county goes down in the blaze.

 

Transition to Garbage Handler Omni Still New to Village

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 28 May 2010 00:00

Public Works Is Working Hand in Hand with Omni to Work Out Kinks

In week three of the Village of Mineola partnering with Omni of Babylon in a 10-year garbage disposal agreement, the transition has been up and down according to the Department of Public Works. However, it’s working with Omni to better the delivery of the garbage and the performance of the garbage trucks.

 

Mineola School Budget Passes

Wednesday, 19 May 2010 11:13
The Mineola School District budget passed by 281 votes (1,350-1,069) as well as proposition 2 and 3. The adopted budget for the 2010-2011 school year is $80,128,573. The budget increase from last year is 1.12 percent with a proposed tax levy of 2.5 percent. The Capital Reserve Fund (prop. 2) passed by 36 votes (1,078-1,042). Proposition 3, which decided for next year’s voting for board seats to be “at large” meaning the most votes gets the seat, passed by 351 votes (1,163-812).
Irene Parrino will take Laraine Salvatore’s seat on the board next year. Parrino ran unopposed in the election with 1,494 votes.
 

Station Plaza North Renewal Under Way

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 21 May 2010 00:00

Flood Issue a Hot Topic of Discussion Between LIRR and Village

In case anyone was wondering about the jackhammering and cement pouring that has been going on in the plaza of the Mineola Train Station, it will all be very clear soon. Construction is under way for the revitalization of Station Plaza North.

 

Village Reaches Out To Consultant to Assess Verizon Issue

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 21 May 2010 00:00

Expert in Sound Abating May Work on Noise Concerns

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Mineola revealed at its May 12 meeting that it has decided to reach out to a consultant to assess the noise issues at the Verizon Plant in Garden City to come up with a solution. Lally Acoustical Consultants was contacted by the village last Wednesday.

 

Village Board Encouraged by Talks With Garden City and Verizon

Written by Rich Forestano Wednesday, 12 May 2010 10:51

Senior VP of Verizon Meets with Garden City

Mayor Jack M. Martins revealed that Mineola and Garden City officials met at the Verizon plant last Wednesday to hash out the issues that have been inconveniencing the residents of 13th Avenue since last December. He also disclosed that Garden City met with the senior vice president of Verizon who is authorized to have substantive discussions regarding screening and putting sound attenuation around the objects on the roof that are making noise.

 

School Board Trustee Suing School District

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 14 May 2010 00:00

Mineola School Board Trustee Laraine Salvatore is suing the school district for legal costs she incurred to bring action against the district because it failed to defend her during a defamation lawsuit filed against her by former district superintendent Dr. Lorenzo Licopoli. Salvatore will not be running for her 2010 board position.

 

Correction - Bicycle Safety Event

Friday, 14 May 2010 00:00
In the May 12 issue of the Mineola American, page 3, the article “Free Bicycle Safety Event a Day After Mineola Fair” stated the incorrect start time. The correct start time is noon.
 

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