New Hyde Park Village Board Notebook: October 2

Other news from the October 2 village board meeting.

The New Hyde Park Village Board of Trustees held a meeting on October 2. Here are some things you may have missed.

Operation: Downtown

  • After the latest round of discussions with the state department of transportation, the village is about one month away from going out to bid on the “Operation: Downtown” portion of beautifying Jericho Turnpike.
  • The installation of pavers and other streetscaping items would begin in March, 2013 is all facets of the project stay on schedule.

Jericho Turnpike Repaving

  • Trustee Donald Barbieri said that the village will hold a meeting with Sen. Jack Martins and other officials from Bellerose Village and Floral Park and the state department of transportation on October 11 at 10 a.m. to discuss the resurfacing of Jericho Turnpike, which for New Hyde Park would occur in the early summer of 2013.
  • “They should be coming through shortly to change some of the traffic signals and that is days away,” Barbieri said, noting that crews were busy working in Garden City Park on the corner curb cuts.

Memorial Park

  • Trustee Richard Coppola remarked that he stopped by the Memorial Park field on Sunday to observe a group of youths playing lacrosse.
  • “They had a great group of kids playing, learning how to play lacrosse and after that they had the soccer kids from CYO playing after that so they have a busy, busy schedule over there,” he said.
  • “I passed by looking to play tennis, you couldn’t even get a car parked anywhere in the vicinity because there was stuff going on in the four corners of the park,” Mayor Daniel Petruccio added. “It was great; it was great to see the park in full utilization, it was excellent.”

Spotlight New Hyde Park

  • The village will again attempt to hold the “Spotlight New Hyde Park” competition, with changes made to the format, making the talent show no longer limited to singing, but also include instrumental, dance or another talent and include those up to age 21.
  • Trustee Barbieri said that the show would possibly be held in January.
  • “I’m excited,” Barbieri said, “we swung and missed in the summer but we’re looking forward to that.”

Building Department

  • There were 48 building permits issued during the month of September.
  • The board of zoning appeals will meet on October 10 at 7:30 p.m. There are two cases, one of which is continued.


  • New Hyde Park Michael Celic was hired as the new gate attendant at Memorial Park to close the park at dusk, beginning November 1.
  • Kathleen Gallo of Floral Park was hired as the new secretary to the planning board at a hourly rate of $15.38 for a term ending March 31, 2013 with a start date of Oct., 2, 2012, pending approval from the civil service commission.

Use Requests

  • The Greater New Hyde Park Republican Club requested use of Marcus Christ Hall one day per month from November through February. The dates will be coordinated in advance through the village clerk’s office.
  • The New Hyde Park North Lions Club requested use of Marcus Christ Hall to host a bunco dice fundraising event on November 16. Money is not changing hands but the three top winners will receive prizes. Coffee and dessert will be served.

Other Board News

  • The New Hyde Park Chamber and Lions Club will hold their annual golf outing on Thursday, October 11 at Harbor Links Golf Course.
  • The New Hyde Park Little League’s annual pancake breakfast will be on October 21 at 10 a.m. at the New Hyde Park Inn.
  • The New Hyde Park Fire Department reminds residents to check the batteries in their smoke detectors and to make sure that they have one on every floor.
  • The village beautification committee will be decorating the front of village hall on Saturday, October 6 with cornstalks and ribbons for the fall and Halloween seasons according to Richard Pallisco.
  • New Hyde Park Memorial High School will hold their annual homecoming parade on October 20 at 12 p.m. beginning at Lakeville Road, east along Jericho Turnpike, north on New Hyde Park Road and over to New Hyde Park Memorial.
  • On Sunday, December 15, Marilyn McQueen will be performing a kid’s holiday show “The Toy Camp” at the village hall. Tickets will be for sale at the village hall.

The next meeting of the New Hyde Park Village Board is on October 16 at 8 p.m. at the village hall.


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