Village Police Have ‘A Night Out’

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The Garden City Police Department participated in the 36th annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event on Aug. 3 at the Garden City Pool. During this program, detectives Roumeliotis and Hennessy greeted residents and discussed issues that affect the safety and welfare of this community.

National Night Out involves more than 16,000 communities from all 50 states. The annual event is a community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and is designed to: Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts; Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community relationships; and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Speed Indicator Signs To Be Delivered

There have been some delays in the delivery of speed indicator signs for certain areas in the village, according to Commissioner Kenneth Jackson. The police department is still expecting delivery of the New Hyde Park signs this month. The signs for Stewart Avenue, in the vicinity of the Garden City Country Club, and Rockaway Avenue, in the vicinity of the Cherry Valley Club, are delayed. Commissioner Jackson is hoping for delivery by September. The signs, which indicate the posted speed limit and your speed as you approach them, are already located on Clinton Road and Rockaway Avenue, near Garden City High School. These additional signs will serve as another tool to help mitigate speeding in the village. Commissioner Jackson and the mayor want residents to drive safely and at the posted village speed limits. The village is stepping up traffic safety enforcement on all village roads and anticipates the final recommendations from the Cathedral Avenue Traffic Study to be issued shortly.

Board of Trustees Meetings

Regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meetings for 2021-22 continue on Thursday, Aug. 19. Note all meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. Zoom meeting links will continue to be made available on the village website and Facebook page ahead of the meeting, for anyone interested in attending. The links will no longer be made available to the public at large if anyone calls in to the Zoom meeting and is disrespectful, vulgar and/or abusive in any way.

For the rest of the year, meetings are on: Sept. 16; Oct. 7; Oct. 21; Nov. 4; Nov. 18; Dec. 9. For 2022, meetings are on: Jan. 13, 2022; Feb. 3, 2022; Feb. 15, 2022 (Tuesday is also the Grievance Day hearing); March 3, 2022; March 17, 2022; April 4, 2022.

—Submitted by the Village of Garden City

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