2016-10-07 / Mayor Office

FROM THE MAYOR'S OFFICE

By: Nicholas P. Episcopia

POA’S support Mayor’s Committee on Building Code Changes

The Eastern, Central and Western Property Owners’ Associations all support the efforts of the Mayor’s Committee on Building Code Changes and are committed to actively working with the Committee to review and refine its proposed recommendations. Both the EPOA and CPOA passed resolutions at their September meetings. A letter from the WPOA president states the directors from the West support the recommendations and made several suggestions. While some of the existing issues are more prevalent in certain areas of the Village, it is the overall sense that protecting the quality of life for our residents is key.

To learn more about the positions of the East, Central and Western POAs regarding this topic, visit the Alerts section of the Village’s website, www.gardencityny.net, where you can read the resolutions and letter in their entirety. Letters sent to Village Hall from residents about the topic can also be viewed on the Village’s website.

Village offices closed - Columbus Day

Village offices will be closed on

Monday, October 10, 2016, in observance of Columbus Day and will reopen on Tuesday, October 11th. For your convenience, correspondence for the Village may be placed in the “Letter” drop slot at the front door.

Sanitation Collection

There will be normal garbage and recycling pickup on Monday, October 10, 2016. Residences west of Rockaway Avenue will have their garbage collected on Monday and Thursday and those east of Rockaway Avenue will be collected on Tuesday and Friday. Rubbish will be collected on Wednesday.

Village seeks new members for Special Police

The Garden City Special Police are comprised of residents who choose to give of their free time and energy by volunteering to help maintain the quality of life in Garden City. Their commitment to excellence and dedication to the community helps to give our Village a higher level of safety and security to its residents. The Special Police assist the Police Department by conducting crowd control at parades, traffic control at fairs, crossing pedestrians at special events and special patrols.

Please consider becoming a member of the Garden City Special Police force. If you are a

Village resident, 18 years of age or older, and are interested in giving a little back to your community call 742- 9603. Anyone interested in joining the Special Police can download an application on the Village’s website, www.gardencityny.net, under the Police Department tab.

Traffic Enforcement

All residents are reminded that the Village Police Department is cracking down on speed, right turn on red without stopping, full Stop sign violations and failing to observe speed in school zones, as well as other motor vehicle traffic violations.

License your dog

As a reminder, under Local Law 1-2010, the Village of Garden City now provides and is responsible for the licensing of all dogs within the Village as of January 1, 2011. Since every dog within New York State is required to be properly licensed Village Hall is ready to assist all residents with this process.

The dog license application can be found on the Village’s website, www.gardencityny.net, under “Applications and Forms” or call (465-4166 to obtain an application. Board of Trustees meeting schedule

The next regular Board Meetings are Thursday, October 20 and Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. These meetings are held in the Board Room at Village Hall. I hope that you will be able to attend some of these meetings so that you can become involved with your Village.

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