The Board of Trustees hopes this update finds our fellow residents well and enjoying a safe summer with family and friends. We would like to take this opportunity to keep our residents informed of various happenings in our Village. If any resident has additional questions, please contact our clerks Tara or Maureen at Village hall.
As many of you know, our Village Clerk’s, term had expired and as a result, Barbara Miller was a hold-over clerk. She was not re-appointed as Village Clerk and retired from her position. After an extensive search for a well-qualified Village Clerk, on Wednesday night the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint Tara Gibbons for a two-year term. Ms. Gibbons holds a BA in Business Administration, with a minor in Communications from Molloy College, as well as a Master's in Education from Hofstra University. She is well versed in the computing systems used at Village Hall and has excellent writing and communication skills. Ms. Gibbons is also a Manhasset resident and we encourage all residents to stop by Village Hall to welcome her to the Village. Additionally, our Deputy Village Clerk, Maureen Mclean was re-appointed to a one-year term and Robert Farrer was appointed to the Zoning Board of Appeals for a five-year term. You may contact the Village Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org and the Deputy Clerk at email@example.com.
The Village is in the process of finalizing the equipment requirements under our agreement with United Paving, the contractor for Inness Place. Construction will begin shortly. United Paving will notify all Inness residents with a start date for construction. The construction dates will also be posted on the Village website. Please be careful when driving in this area during construction.
WALDMANN MEMORIAL PARK BEAUTIFICATION:
The Waldmann Park beautification project will begin in August, thanks in large measure to the hard work and perseverance of Dr. Audrey Garvin of the Munsey Park Woman's Club. The MPWC raised $33,230 towards 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 has awarded the Village a $50,000 grant for the beatification project. This grant now saves the Village the $50,000 budgeted for the park. The savings will remain in the general fund and will be reallocated in the next budget cycle. The beautification project was put out to bid and was awarded to Ground Guys who will complete the project for $47,200. The project is ADA compliant, DEC compliant and, on Wednesday night, was approved by the Board of Trustees. A rendering of the approved project has been reviewed by our Building Inspector and is available on the Village website.
ADA COMPLIANT ACCESS TO MUNSEY PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:
The Board of Trustees approved the walkway project that will connect the Congregational Church parking lot and the auditorium at the Munsey Park Elementary School across Village property. The walkway will allow safe access to the school for kindergarten, first grade and second grade students whose parents must now park on Village streets or walk along Northern Boulevard to accompany their children to and from the school at drop off and pick up. The walkway will also provide a safe alternative to residents who park on Village streets to attend special events at the school. We believe that the walkway will greatly decrease traffic and increase safety for Village residents and school children on our streets. Once again, we thank Senator Elaine Philips for awarding the Village a $50,000 grant and to County Legislator Richard Nicolello who awarded a $70,000 grant to the School, for a total of $120,000, for the walkway project. The project is currently out to bid and we hope that the walkway will be completed by the start of the school year. We also thank Dr. Jean Kendall, (Principal of Munsey Park Elementary School), Rosemary Johnson (Deputy Superintendent of Manhasset Public Schools), Armand Markarian (District Director of School Facilities), Dr. Vincent Butera (Superintendent of Manhasset Public Schools), Charlie Cardillo (prior Superintendent of Manhasset Public Schools), Noreen LaBenne (SCA - Munsey Park President), Lisa Grygiel (SCA - Executive President), and Peggy Sica and Erin O'Connor (MPWC Co-Presidents) for their concern and commitment to the safety of our residents on this project. Architectural drawings of the approved project is available on the Village website and more information will follow regarding guidelines for the walkway and traffic flow.
Village Hall will close at 12 pm on Fridays until after Labor Day Weekend. During the month of August, The Building Advisory Committee will meet once on Tuesday, August 29th, 7:30pm.
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.
The BOT will not meet during the month of August. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 7:30pm. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact any of the trustees:
Mayor Frank DeMento firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy Mayor John Lippmann email@example.com
Trustee Larry Ceriello firstname.lastname@example.org
Trustee Patrick Hance email@example.com
Trustee Jennifer Noone firstname.lastname@example.org