VILLAGE TAX BILLS
The Village mailed tax bills this week to residents and their banks. The first half of Village taxes are due during the month of June and will be delinquent and subject to a penalty if payment is not made by July 2.
If you have a question, please call the Tax Department at Village Hall at 465-4156 between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
NEW ON-LINE PAYMENT OPTION FOR VILLAGE TAX BILLS
Effective, Friday, June 1, 2012, residents will now be able to pay their 2012/13 Village Tax Bill using the Village’s on-line Bill Payment Center. As with the Village’s existing Water Payment Center, you will have the option of paying with either a credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) or Automated Clearing House (ACH) payment. (Additional fees to the credit card company may apply).
This option is located on the Home Page of the Village’s Web site gardencityny.net, (by the orange “Piggy Bank”) or from the Village Tax Department Information Page.
Please note that you will still be able to pay your taxes/water bills in person at Village Hall by cash, check or money order. We cannot process credit card payments at the Village counter for tax or water payments.
MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE
On Memorial Day, the Trustees and I had the honor of attending the parade and Memorial Day Community Service at the Cathedral of the Incarnation. I would like to commend the efforts of the William Bradford Turner Post No. 265 and the American Legion Auxiliary under the leadership of Commander Edward T. Brown as well as The Very Rev. Theodore W. Bean, Jr., Dean of the Cathedral. I would also like to congratulate the Grand Marshall of the parade, Assemblyman Tom McKevitt.
Please keep all service personnel that serve our country proudly, and their families, in your thoughts and prayers.
THE BELMONT FESTIVAL AT GARDEN CITY - FRIDAY, JUNE 8
The Belmont Festival Committee is in the process of planning the 15th Annual Belmont Festival at Garden City. Entertainment, live music and plenty of activities for the youngsters are planned and as always, great food. Back by popular demand will be young dancers from Garden City’s Broadway Bound Dance Center and the Step Dancers from the Fitzpatrick Academy of Irish Dancers. The Festival’s five great bands include the Fivestone Rock Band, Jerry & the Newcomers, the New Vintage Orchestra, Speak Easy and The Village Music Makers. There will also be pony rides, face painters and carnival booths with prizes.
Restaurants will compete for the best wings in the Wing-Off Competition. The proceeds of this contest will directly benefit the Nassau County Firefighter’s “Operation Wounded Warrior Program”. Restaurants interested in participating in the Wing-Off should call Tim Peoples at 917-747-3067.
As of this writing, contributing event sponsors include the New York Racing Association and the Garden City Hotel.
In order to accommodate the event as safely as possible, Seventh Street will be cleared of parked vehicles starting at 4:00 p.m. and will be closed to all traffic at that time. Parking fields to the rear of the stores (7S and 7N) will remain open. If your car is parked on Seventh Street, please make sure that it is removed prior to 4 p.m. so that the Police Department does not need to take action to move these vehicles.
Please mark your calendar and make it a point to attend this annual family event.
OPENING OF THE GARDEN CITY SWIMMING POOL’S 56th SEASON -“FUN IN THE SUN”
A few months ago, the Village mailed copies of the 2012 “Splash”, Garden City Pool Newsletter containing the Pool membership applications to each residence in Garden City. This marks the annual countdown to the opening of the Pool on Saturday, June 9th. Please read the edition of “Splash” and familiarize yourself with all of the special events that are planned for the Pool as well as all the membership categories. All pool applications should be mailed to the Garden City Pool, 52 Cherry Valley Avenue, Garden City, New York 11530, their phone number at the Pool Office is 483-1714. If you did not receive your copy and would like to download a pool application, you can do so by visiting the Recreation Department’s website: www.gardencityrecreation.org.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETINGS
The next Board of Trustees Meetings will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2012 and Thursday, June 21, 2012 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.