Garden City Hotel: You may have already heard of the impending sale of the Garden City Hotel. The hotel and the Nelkin family have become an integral part of Garden City social life. The quality manner in which the hotel has operated is synonymous with the traditional high standards and good taste expected by our residents. I am confident that the new owners, The Fortuna Realty Group, will follow the Nelkin tradition in the quality operation of the hotel.
Garden City's 2011 Drinking Water Quality Report and Conservation Program: Last month the Water Department mailed the 2011 Drinking Water Quality Report. This report demonstrates that our water is safe and meets all federal and state requirements. All results were excellent indicating that the village’s corrosion control treatment program was effective in preventing the leaching of lead and copper from your home’s plumbing into your drinking water.
The village continues to implement a water conservation program in order to minimize water use. Last summer, lawn irrigation was very high. However, residents and customers continued to conserve throughout the rest of the year resulting in a small decrease in annual usage compared to historical values.
Residents are encouraged to implement their own water conservation measures such as retrofitting plumbing fixtures with flow restrictors, modifying automatic lawn sprinklers to include rain sensors, repairing leaks in the home, installing water conservation fixtures/appliances and maintaining a daily awareness of water conservation in their personal habits including following the Village Lawn Sprinkler Regulations (sprinkling is permitted between 5 to 10 a.m. and 6 to 10 p.m. - odd numbered addresses on odd numbered days of the month even numbers on even numbered days of the month).
Don’t forget that the village trees along curb sides, especially those newly planted this past fall require tender watering from residents. In addition to protecting our precious underground water supply, water conservation will produce a cost savings to the consumer in terms of both water and energy bills (hot water).
Sidewalks and Walkways: A concerned resident has asked that I remind residents to keep their sidewalks clear of any overhanging bushes and tree branches. There are many walkers and runners that are getting hit in the face while on sidewalks and they are unable to pass another person because some of these obstructions cover a third to half of the sidewalk.
Concert at Gazebo: Once again, compliments are due to the Recreation Department for arranging the 2012 season's outstanding concert series at the village gazebo, located on the Village Green at the corner of Stewart and Hilton Avenues.
Next week’s program is scheduled for Thursday, July 12, and will feature The Liverpool Shuffle - A Beatles Tribute Band.
The program will begin at 7:15.p.m. and admission is free. Please bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a very pleasant evening. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held at the Cultural and Performing Arts Center at Cluett Hall at the St. Paul’s School. Please call the Recreation Office at 465-4075 if you have any questions pertaining to the concert.
Board of Trustees' Summer Meeting Schedule: During July and August the board of trustees will meet only one time each month. The dates are Thursday July 19, and Thursday, Aug. 16, at 8 p.m. These meetings are held in the Board Room at Village Hall. I encourage all residents to attend board of trustees meetings so as to be thoroughly informed of village issues from a first-hand perspective.