Village Says Brick Walls Are Deteriorating


The brick walls at the Nassau Boulevard Railroad parking lot are deteriorating. According to Village of Garden City’s Building Superintendent Giuseppe Giovanniello, the coping stone is coming off, loose bricks are falling onto the sidewalk on Nassau Boulevard, the planters sitting atop the walls are cracked and water infiltration is causing severe, irreparable damage. Mayor Cosmo Veneziale directed village personnel to rebid the project as soon as possible to avoid further deterioration as winter nears. If the project cannot be rebid and the work commenced this year, the plan will be to protect the walls from further damage, with restoration work commencing next spring.

Village Auditor Appointment

The board of trustees accepted a resignation letter from Courtney Rutt Rosenblatt for the Village Auditor position effective Sept. 9 with no change in compensation or other terms and conditions of her employment. The board, as Trustee John Delany stated at the Sept. 16 board meeting, would like Rosenblatt to spend more full time in the Human Resources area. As a result, Adam Lipke, CPA, has been appointed to the non-unionized position of Village Auditor effective, Sept. 10 with no change in compensation or other terms and conditions of employment that have previously existed for him as a unionized senior accounting position under the CSEA Supervisor’s Collective Bargaining Agreement.

For Five Coffee Roasters Set To Open New Location

For Five Coffee Roasters received final site plan approval for additional parking behind 147 Seventh St. The Planning Commission recommended this project for approval on Aug. 4 and the Architectural Design Review Board did the same on July 27. The Garden City location is scheduled to open in 2022.

Fire Department Open House Is Next Month

“Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety” is the theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Day and Open House, to be held Sunday, Oct. 3 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at fire headquarters on Stewart Avenue. Join the Garden City Fire Department for safety demonstrations, refreshments, fire hose squirt, balloons and the fire safety “smoke house.” For more information, visit

—Submitted by the Village of Garden City

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