Rosh Hashanah: The Board of Trustees and Village Staff join me in extending wishes for a very Happy New Year to our village residents and friends of the Jewish faith.
Constitution Week Sept. 17-23: The Colonel Aaron Ogden Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution has asked me to proclaim the week of Sept. 17-23 as “Constitution Week” in Garden City.
Our nation’s Constitution, adopted Sept. 17, 1787, provided a fundamental document for freedom and independence, which no other country in the world has been able to emulate. We all have cause to pause and to reflect on this great heritage given to us by our forefathers. Residents are urged to fly the flag all week in observance.
Railroad Parking Permits: As of Sept. 17, 2012, the village will begin issuing railroad parking permits for the 2012/2013 year. The annual fee is $150 (this equates to less than $.60 per day).
Permits may be obtained at the Village Hall Business Office, 351 Stewart Avenue. Residents who already possess a 2011/12 permit will receive a renewal application by mail which may be returned to the village either by mail or in person. Please review the information provided and correct any erroneous data and/or complete any missing information. A copy of your vehicle registration must accompany your application and check. The 2011/12 parking permits will be honored until Oct. 31, 2012.
Senior Health Expo: Sen. Kemp Hannon will be hosting a senior health fair on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the St. Paul’s Field House, 295 Stewart Avenue. This event will take place between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and will feature over 100 providers including free flu shots for seniors. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Sen. Hannon’s Community Office at 739-1700.
S.T.O.P. Program: The Town of Hempstead Sanitation Department will conduct its next monthly S.T.O.P. (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) program on Saturday, Sept. 15. The program, which is being held at various locations throughout the Town of Hempstead, will make disposing of hazardous waste materials accessible to as many residents as possible.
Saturday’s program will be held at Valley Stream State Park, at the Fletcher Avenue entrance in Valley Stream. The hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. It literally takes minutes to drop off the materials. Workers are at the site and will remove the material directly from your car.
Under the S.T.O.P. Program, residents are able to take polluting materials to the facility and have them disposed of by a registered professional disposal company, free of charge. The facility will not accept the following materials: ammunition, explosives, fire extinguishers, fireworks, electronic recyclable waste, infectious or medical waste, propane tanks larger than 20 pounds, oxygen tanks, radioactive materials and unlabeled materials. If you have any questions, please call the Town of Hempstead’s Department of Sanitation at (516) 378-2200.
Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule: The next meeting of the board of trustees will be on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. I encourage all residents to attend board of trustees meetings so as to be thoroughly informed of village issues from a first-hand perspective.