If you missed the Tuesday night board meeting, here are some of the highlights:
- The Village newsletter will be mailed out next week with information on the summer concert series and summer recreation. It will also have information on the upcoming Village Hall meeting dates, zoning board meeting dates and other important upcoming events.
- The document called Resolution to Adopt Compensation and Benefit Policy for Elected Appointed Officials will be available at Village Hall. In an effort to update the arrangement for elected officials, there is a greater mirroring of what the union contract gives to the union employees. In 2011, it will be a 10 percent contribution followed by 15 percent in 2012 and capping at 20 percent in 2013.
- Trustee Donald Barbieri and Trustee Lawrence Montreuil attended a fundraising event at the firehouse for injured firefighter . The event had about 700 people and was a powerful evening, Barbieri said.
- There tend to be more property maintenance issues in the spring time as lawn care needs come up, Montreuil said. For those people who are not maintaining their properties, they will be issued a summons to make them aware.
- The building department issued 50 building permits in the month of April, Montreuil said.
- Barbieri mentioned his meeting with , and Sen. Charles Schumer to discuss the Jericho Turnpike project. The final comments will be submitted this upcoming Monday.
- Deputy Mayor Robert Lofaro acknowledged the who sent out a crew last week to clean alongside the station. He says he will also be reaching out to FEMA to get grant money for the cleanup near the railroad gate and reached out to the railroad to clean inside the fence and work near the track bed.
- As a reminder, the school budget vote is on May 17.
- The inclement weather two weeks ago will not put a damper on the community cleanup. It will be rescheduled in conjunction with Planting Day. Volunteers are welcome to take part in the festivities.
- The first kids play, The Prince Who Wouldn’t Talk debuts at the on May 6 at 7 p.m. Additional performances will be on Saturday, May 7 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $2 and still available.
- The summer concert series schedule is now available. A Bon Jovi tribute cover band called “Slippery When Wet” will be performing at Memorial Park on June 29 at 7 p.m. There will be “mystery” movie night in the on July 7 at 7 p.m. Other events will be discussed at subsequent meetings, Barbieri noted.
- will be on Saturday, May 28. Montreuil is asking residents to come out to show their support.
- The community will be having its 2nd Annual 5k Katie’s Run in honor of Katie McBride. The event will be on June 26 at 9:30 a.m. Visit www.katiesrun.com to register or just participate in the BBQ. Donations are also encouraged and proceeds will go to the Long Island Ronald McDonald House.
- A resident addressed the board about a parked car that has been on 11th Avenue since Sunday afternoon. In response to this, the police have already been notified to address the issue if it is an abandoned car.
- A resident inquired about an arrow turning signal for the Jericho Turnpike Project (near 12th Street driving toward Floral Park). The board said there will be a light so motorists can turn.
- Residents shared unresolved concerns about parking issues near their homes on First Avenue between South Fifth and Sixth streets. A resident cited that cars are being parked in spots longer than the allotted time and when they are being moved it is a matter of inches. Mayor Daniel Petruccio suggested to hold a meeting with the building owners and tenants to discuss the parking complaints.