Autumn Splendor: In this delightful time of year with the leaves on the trees changing colors and the holidays coming, we invite you to visit the autumn display on the Village Green located at Hilton and Stewart avenues. We thank our village Recreation/Parks Department for this splendid decoration.
Safety: Everyone is aware with the coming of fall that it gets darker earlier in the evening and stays darker in the early morning. Please, for your own safety, reset your outdoor lights to accommodate these lighting changes.
Village Offices Closed Columbus Day: Village offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 8, in observance of Columbus Day and will reopen on Tuesday, Oct. 9. For your convenience, correspondence for the village may be placed in the “Letter” drop slot at the front door.
Sanitation Collection: There will be normal garbage and recycling pickup on Monday, Oct. 8. 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.
Fire Prevention Week: All residents and friends are invited to attend the annual inspection and open house on Sunday, Oct. 14 between the hours of 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. The program will be conducted at Fire Headquarters and in the employee parking field, located on the west side of Village Hall on Stewart Avenue. This year’s theme is “Have 2 Ways Out!” There will be fire safety demonstrations, an appearance by Sparky the Fire Dog, a poster contest, refreshments and more.
Your fire department does an outstanding job to protect our lives and homes. Please stop by to show your support for them. I'm sure that your entire family will enjoy the program.
What You Can Do To Prevent The Spread of West Nile Virus: I was recently reviewing a publication that was sent by Nassau County which contained information on how to protect ourselves from West Nile Virus. Although summer is over, the risk for West Nile Virus is still great. The following are some helpful guidelines to help rid your yard of mosquito-breeding sites:
- Dispose of tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots or similar water-holding containers.
- Dispose of used tires. Used tires are a significant mosquito breeding site.
- Make sure roof gutters drain properly and clean clogged gutters in the spring and fall.
- Remove leaf debris from yards and gardens.
- Turn over wading pools and wheelbarrows when not in use.
- Change the water in birdbaths twice weekly.
- Clean vegetation and debris from the edges of ponds.
- Clean and chlorinate swimming pools, outdoor saunas and hot tubs.
- Drain water from pool covers.
- Use landscaping to eliminate standing water that collects on your property.
Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule: The next regularly scheduled board of trustees meeting for the month of October is on Thursday, Oct. 18, 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.