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Mayor questions if trustee can serve; attorneys say it’s ok


Garden City Mayor Cosmo Veneziale sent a letter to the employer of another member of the Board of Trustees questioning whether she can run for the position of mayor, according to a document obtained by the Garden City News. However, the trustee says that she has received approval from the ethics officer at her job before each election in which […]

Moody’s issues Aaa rating with stable outlook


In anticipation of the Village’s upcoming Bond Anticipation Notes (BANs) sale, Village Treasurer Irene Woo held a ratings call with Moody’s Investor Service, Inc. On January 25, Moody’s has again issued the Aaa rating with a stable outlook, citing in their credit opinion the village’s strengths, including conservative fiscal management, healthy reserves and liquidity. The credit opinion now also includes […]

Meet and Greet with Village Trustees

The Village Governance Committee will be hosting a Meet and Greet with several of the Village Board of Trustees on Tuesday, January 31st from 7:30-9pm. Donald Clavin, Town of Hempstead Supervisor, will be a special guest. The monthly Meet and Greets are a great opportunity for Village residents to engage directly with the Board of Trustees, without going thru any […]

Trustees meet with St. Paul’s cost estimator


With a special Board of Trustees’ work session held at Village Hall on Friday, January 20, the board heard from the St. Paul’s project cost estimator consultant Westerman Construction Co. about potential factors that will impact the costs for reusing the historic building. Lloyd Westerman, the principal of the company, first suggested outlining a basic program for the building with […]

Design work for Stewart Ave widening approved

Lane widths not compliant with state regulations

At its January 12th meeting, the Garden City Board of Trustees approved funding for initial design work to possibly widen Stewart Avenue by five feet. The item had originally appeared on the Board’s December agenda, but was tabled when several Trustees raised concerns.   In December, several trustees expressed concerns due to the thoroughfare’s historic attributes as well as traffic […]

Traffic Commission makes headway with Nassau County


Garden City’s Traffic Commission reviewed several long-standing traffic issues during its meeting on January 12th, including several which have been ongoing for years.  A number of Village Traffic Commission issues pertaining to Nassau County-owned roads were discussed. Village Administrator Ralph Suozzi said he and Police Commissioner Kenneth Jackson reviewed outstanding items that have been deferred at multiple meetings because of […]

Village launches new website

The Village of Garden City launched a new website this week! The site was designed by CivicPlus, a government website design company that helps governments optimize digital interactions for residents and staff. User-friendly search menus provide faster access to pay your bills, fill out forms, read about the latest Village happenings, review sanitation schedules and locate Village personnel contact information. […]

EAB hears students on sustainability careers, research


At its first meeting of 2023, held at Village Hall on Wednesday January 11, the volunteer members of the Garden City Environmental Advisory Board welcomed students as well as professionals for a special meeting: the second annual EAB program on sustainability.  Trustee Mary Carter Flanagan, chair of the EAB, introduced current GCHS students Maeve Pfaff, Raymond Byrnes and Isabel Byrnes. […]

Sanitation collections – MLK Day week

Residents are reminded that there will be no garbage pickup on Monday, January 16th (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day). The holiday week collection schedule will be as follows: Western half of the Village (west of Rockaway Avenue): Garbage – Tuesday and Thursday; Rubbish – Wednesday, January 25th Eastern half of the Village (east of Rockaway Avenue): Garbage – Wednesday […]

Updates on construction, renovation work


As 2022 was winding down, senior staff at the Village of Garden City shared updates on several building and construction projects with the Board of Trustees.  Superintendent of Building Giuseppe Giovanniello discussed several building and construction projects with the Board during the Board’s December 15th meeting.  According to Giovanniello, there have been multiple conversations between the village staff and the […]