I would like to thank everyone who had a part in planning the day, as I know this was a lot of work, but it was very much appreciated by those who attended.
When you have the time, please visit the village’s website www.gardencityny.net to see photographs that were taken during the day.
Daylight Saving Time: Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, Nov. 3. Residents are reminded that clocks should be set back one hour. This is also a good time to check your smoke and carbon monoxide batteries. In fact, it is recommended that you install new batteries twice a year to be sure they are always working properly.
Village Offices Closed for Election Day: Village offices will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 5, in observance of Election Day. For your convenience, correspondence for the village may be placed in the “Letter” drop slot at the front door. The lobby of Village Hall will be open at 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. as a polling place on Election Day.
Election Day Sanitation Collection Schedule: There will be normal garbage and recycling pickup on Tuesday, Nov. 5. 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.
Veteran's Day: Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, is the one day each year in which America remembers her sons and daughters who served in the Armed Forces of the United States. It is right that a gratified nation set aside one day a year to recognize and remember these men and women.
On Monday, Nov. 11, the William Bradford Turner Post of the American Legion of Garden City will hold a short memorial salute to these veterans at 11 a.m. at the war memorial opposite the Garden City Hotel at Seventh Street. All residents are invited and encouraged to attend this brief ceremony.
Village Offices Closed Veteran's Day: Village offices will be closed on Monday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veteran’s Day. For your convenience, correspondence for the Village may be placed in the “Letter” drop slot at the front door.
Veteran's Day Sanitation Collection Schedule: There will be no regular garbage or recycling pickup on Veteran’s Day, Monday, Nov. 11. The holiday week collection will be as follows:
west of Rockaway Avenue
Garbage: Tuesday and Thursday; Rubbish: Wednesday, Nov 20
east of Rockaway Avenue
Garbage: Wednesday and Friday; Rubbish: Wednesday, Nov. 20
Residents scheduled for recycling on Veteran’s Day are asked to put their recyclables out on Monday, Nov. 18. All other recycling days remain the same. Rubbish collection has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Nov. 20.
National American Indian Heritage Month: The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution has asked me to proclaim the month of November as National American Indian Heritage Month in Garden City. Native American Indian Heritage Month began in 1976 and recognition was expanded by Congress and approved by President George Bush in August 1990. The contributions of American Indians have enhanced the freedom, prosperity and greatness of American today.
Board of Trustee's Meeting Schedule: The next regularly scheduled Board of Trustees’ meetings for the month of November are Nov. 7 and Nov. 21. I encourage all residents to attend Board of Trustees meetings so as to be thoroughly informed of village issues from a first-hand perspective.