The Waldmann Memorial Park beautification project is scheduled for completion on November 4. The project contractor, “Grounds Guys," is donating a day of service to set engraved rocks and plant trees and perennial gardens. The Munsey Park Women's Club, led by the hard work of Audrey Garvin, raised $33,230 for the project; 124 residents donated funds to purchase 4 benches, 17 trees, 107 engraved bricks, 3,000 square feet of pavers, and several engraved rocks.  In addition, Senator Elaine Philips awarded a $50,000 grant for the beatification project.  Thank you to the MPWC, the residents that made donations and Senator Elaine Philips for making making this project possible. 

Over the summer, the Village completed the Inness improvement project as well as the repavement of the corner of Manhasset Woods Road and Bellows Lane.  Various asphalt cutouts and gutter repairs were also completed throughout the Village.  The Village plans to undertake the road repair of Hawthorne Place and North Eakins Road next.  This project will commence in the spring of 2018.  If there is a road issue that concerns you, please contact Village Hall.  Road complaints are compiled on the Village complaint list and rated and ranked in order of importance and urgency.  All complaints are evaluated and reviewed from this list and addressed in this order.  We thank you for your patience as these issues get addressed. 

Please take special care when driving on Halloween and make sure you and your loved ones enjoy the holiday safely. As in past years, we expect a large tick-or-treating turnout on Ryder Road and ask that drivers avoid the area west of Manhasset Woods Road and south of Park Avenue from 3:30PM until Sunset. Please remember to respect your neighbors' homes and yards, while enjoying the holiday and respect the choice of those neighbors who decline to participate. When out trick-or-treating, also remember to lock your home and car doors. We have requested increased NCPD presence to ensure everyone's safety.

Arrangements have been made with Meadow Carting for special leaf collection on four consecutive Saturdays beginning Saturday, November 4th.   Leaves should be bagged in clear or black bags and placed at the curb.  Residents are reminded that Meadow Carting is obligated to collect bulk items under our contract with them.  Residents must schedule the pick-up with Meadow by calling 516-338-0121.  Under no circumstances are items (other than leaves on the specified days) to be left at the curb (even on the day of pickup).  Items should be left on the driveway near the house in view of the street. Please make sure that any cars or other items blocking the path to the street are moved so that Meadow can easily move the items down the driveway into the truck.
The Village has ordered replacement White Oak trees for Manhasset Woods Road where there are gaps in the tree-line.  We have also ordered replacement planting of London Plane Trees on Park Avenue where needed.  Planting is estimated to occur in late October/early November, after the first frost.   The trees selected are beautiful specimen trees from one of the most highly regarded tree farms in the area.  The Village also continues to seek indications of interest from homeowners that would like trees planted in front of their homes.   We will be visiting with those homeowners over the next few weeks to discuss the viability of planting specimen trees in the requested locations. 

The Board of Trustees continues to meet with the NCPD to ensure adequate resources are available for residents' safety and security. We are working together to increase police presence and slow traffic in the Village through increased enforcement and the use of traffic control devices. On November 15, the Acting Commanding officer of the 3rd pct., Deputy Inspector Greg Abruzzo, is holding a meeting with Community leaders, local government officials, school officials and residents.  The purpose is to discuss resources available to the community as well as address any questions or concerns within the 3rd Precinct. 
When:     November 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm to 9:00pm
Where:   Roslyn High School
                475 Round Hill Rd                                                                                                                    
                Roslyn Heights, NY 11577

Once again, we thank Senator Elaine Philips for awarding a $50,000 grant to the Village and County Legislator Richard Nicolello for awarding a $70,000 grant to the School for this project. Unfortunately the bid for the Manhasset School District's planned Congregational-to-Munsey Park Elementary School walkway came in over budget. More information will follow regarding plans to move forward when it is available.

Our Village is driven by residents volunteering for varying positions. If you have a desire to get involved any of the Village Boards, especially the Tree Committee, please reach out to Mayor DeMento or any of the other Trustees.

Our next meeting will be Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 7:30pm. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact any of the trustees:

Mayor                       Frank DeMento                    fdemento@munseypark.org

Deputy Mayor         John Lippmann                    jlippmann@munseypark.org

Trustee                      Larry Ceriello                          lceriello@munseypark.org

Trustee                     Patrick Hance                          phance@munseypark.org

Trustee                     Jennifer Noone                         jnoone@munseypark.org

AuthorMaureen McLean