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Locustwood / Gotham Civic Association Next Meeting:

Date:  Thursday April 15, 2004

Time: 7:30 P.M.
Place: Elmont Public Library

Guest Speaker: Dr. Maria Palandra – Superintendent of Schools – Elmont U.F.S.D.


Many positive changes have been occurring in our community. Expectations are greater and the future will bring many challenges. We must take each task and strive for nothing more than the very best. For each issue or problem, whether big or small we must find solutions to make our community of Elmont the very best there is. Being part of a civic is only the beginning. However, all roads must start somewhere.

We have survived the winter season. One problem we had was that Locustwood Boulevard and Hempstead Turnpike Street lights were not functioning. As soon as the Civic was made aware of this issue, we had contacted Councilman Ed Ambrosino. Within days, despite the bitter cold weather, repairs to the lights took place and they are now functioning once again. Bad weather made us cancel our last civic meeting due to the threat of heavy snow. We are now in the spring season and we hope that the snow season is behind us. With better weather ahead, we should take some time to come up with ideas to beautify our area.

The guest speaker for our next meeting will be Dr. Maria Palandra, who is the Superintendent of Schools, of the Elmont Union Free School District. Dr. Palandra will inform our members of the progress of our schools including the activities and programs provided by the district. In addition, members will have the opportunity to listen and ask questions regarding the upcoming school budget that the community will vote upon in May.

Let us work together to improve Elmont: our community: the place where we live.  The Locustwood / Gotham Civic is the “Voice of the People,” and we would like to hear from you. Come on down on the 15th at 7:30 P.M. sharp at the Elmont Public Library and be a proactive component of our community. Feel free to bring your family, neighbors and friends. We will have a 50/50 drawing at the end of the meeting. We’re looking forward in seeing you there.