The Mayor’s Message – Pool Membership Questions – May 23, 2017

Dear Neighbors, I am writing today to clarify misinformation which is circulating on social media. The Village Board made a decision several weeks ago to allow a limited number of pool season applications (up to 40 families) from the New Hyde Park area, specifically those residing in the area served by the Clinton G. Martin Pool, which is closed for … Read More

The Mayor’s Message – May 11, 2017

Recently, Governor Andrew Cuomo, while speaking here on Long Island, dismissed the concerns of our residents and business owners and those of our neighbors in New Hyde Park and Garden City regarding his proposed Third Track Project as N.I.M B.Y.(Not In My Back Yard) saying: “The politicians who pander to NIMBY, their day is over. Because if you want to … Read More

The Mayor’s Message – March 7, 2017

It seems that Malverne Mel is the better prognosticator than Punxsutawney Phil. The early spring we are experiencing has allowed us to get the jump on some important new infrastructure work. We are beginning to see returns with our road program, which enters its third year. We have begun mobilization for complete road restorations on several more roads this spring. … Read More

The Mayor’s Message – December 2, 2016

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THIRD TRACK UPDATE On November 28th, the MTA and the Governor’s office took its next step with respect to the Third Track Project and released its Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The DEIS is over 1,000 pages and the Appendices that accompany it are an additional 1,500 pages. The LIRR has scheduled public hearings on the DEIS and announced that the … Read More

The Mayor’s Message – September 26, 2016

At the most recent Village Board Meeting, a resident expressed concern regarding ADA access to the station platforms at the LIRR-Floral Park Station. This concern is not new. The Village’s concern has been enunciated to the LIRR by this board and each board with whom I have served. How could the LIRR continue to ignore this glaring deficiency and neglect … Read More

The Mayor’s Message – August 8, 2016 – “Why & How”

WHY and HOW Why? And How? Two very simple questions the answers to which should precede any major undertaking. This is especially true when the proposed undertaking is a mega-project project that will cost billions and disrupt the lives of several communities for years to come. However, since the MTA/LIRR’s surprise announcement of their plans to resurrect the Third Track … Read More

The Mayor’s Message – July 22, 2016

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Recently, LIRR President Pat Nowakowski issued a press release in which we were assured that the MTA-LIRR is listening and listening carefully. President Nowakowski states that they are taking all our concerns and incorporating them into their next step, which is the release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). He claims unprecedented community outreach has been achieved and that … Read More

The Mayor’s Message – June 15, 2016

Floral Park is the wrong place for bad guys. That fact was again illustrated by the Floral Park Police Department whose rapid, professional response led to the capture of one of the more notorious criminals on Long Island. Within minutes after a Floral Park resident called in a criminal trespass, FPPD had the felon contained and a perimeter established. FPPD … Read More

The Mayor’s Message – April 8, 2016

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Last Wednesday night’s announcement gave rise to a new day and warm smiles. It was true; the planned VLT Casino at Belmont Park was not to be. Late negotiating by Jack Martins ended that possibility as OTB packs its bags and heads to Aqueduct. Negotiating continues between Nassau County, and OTB over revenue and process. Much has yet to be … Read More

The Mayor’s Message – January 27, 2016

Last Tuesday, January 12, was one of those magical moments in Floral Park. The Floral Park Village Belmont Task Force is the manifestation of the best that is Floral Park: dedicated individuals who generously share their time and talents focused on one goal – simply – the betterment of the quality of life we all enjoy. The Belmont Task Force’s … Read More