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Locustwood / Gotham Civic Association
Elmont, Long Island, New York 11003

Next Meeting:

December 18
7:30 PM



Colonial Era Pillars Standing at the Entrance to Belmont Park.

July News

Whenever information becomes available regarding our civic, our schools, or information or events pertaining to our community, we will try to post them as a resource. If you have any information in which you would like to share, please feel free to e-mail them to:

July News

July 12, 2008
Officers Approve Proposal for Amending the By-Laws

Providing more than 30 days, as currently stipulated by the current By-Laws, the officers has approved the motion of a proposed amended By-Laws. Read Proposed By-Laws. The Vote will take place at our September 18th Meeting.

July 12, 2008
Clarification of Membership Due Dates
Membership dues will be accepted year round. However, in order to receive the Elmont Herald Newspaper for free in 2009, membership dues must be received prior to December 19, 2008. We urge all new and old members to come prepared to our September Meeting.

July 11, 2008
Web-Site Extended website has been extended, and upgraded. Additional domain names had been acquired to assist our members and neighbors in accessing information. Visual improvements and additional new features are being planned for the websites.

July 1, 2008
Web Site Update (Unique Per Month Totals)

January 2008: 2037
February 2008: 1673
March 2008: 2395
April 2008: 2363
May 2008: 3255
June 2008: 3672 *New Record

School News

July 7, 2008
Elmont Union Free School District Board Meeting

Board meeting of the Elmont Union Free School District will be held on July 7, 2008 at 8:00 PM at the Elmont RoadSchool.

Elmont News

July 25, 2008
Sympathies for Hero Martin Simmons Family and his Parents from Elmont
Mr. Simmons served five years as a police officer and was a city firefighter for the past 17 years. Martin Simmons dived into Lake Tahoe after his son Kevin had trouble staying afloat, authorities said. Kevin was rescued by an uncle and lifeguards, but Martin Simmons could not be revived. The lost was reminded of another lost to this family and the Elmont community, one of Simmons friend, P.O. Anthony Dwyer in 1989. They used to ride the train together to the police academy. Martin Simmons represents what a true hero really is. Our sympathies and heart felt condolences are extended to the entire Simmons Family.

July 20, 2008
Fire shuts grandstand at Belmont Park

A basement transformer fire has shut down the grandstand at Belmont Park.
The small fire caused electrical problems that caused the shut down of air conditioners and some concession stands. Fire started 10:30 Saturday. After a small evacuation, racing continued. Grandstand was closed and races canceled on Sunday, the last day of the summer meet at Belmont.

July 18, 2008
Parker-Duncanson, Jaime To Serve as Elmont Reps

Elmont School Board members Carol Parker-Duncanson and Michael Jaime will serve as the Elmont representatives to the Sewanhaka Central High School District Board of Education.
Via Three Village Times.

July 12, 2008
Curlin to Race at Belmont

2007 Horse of the Year, Curlin will race at the Grade 1, Man o' War Race at Belmont Park. This will be his turf debut. Coverage will be done by ABC/ESPN Sports.
Read about Man O ' War

July 3, 2008
New Trustees Sworn in to Elmont School Board

Two new trustees - Anthony Maffea and Deniece Walker - were sworn in to the Elmont Board of Education during Tuesday night's reorganization meeting. Via Three Village Times.


Town News

July 30, 2008
Town of Hempstead Board of Appeals Hearing
Town of Hempstead Nathan L. H. Bennett Pavilion One Washington Street Hempstead, NY
9:30 AM, and 2:00 PM

July 25, 2008
Hempstead To Welcome Wounded Warriors In Annual Soldier Ride
Hempstead Town residents to come out and show their support to combat-wounded veterans who are participating in the annual Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride. Read more.

July 17, 2008
Town Opens Cooling Centers, Extends Pool Hours During Heat Wave

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray in deference to the second great heat wave of the summer, announced today a two-pronged approach to help residents "beat the heat." Read more.

July 9, 2008
Hempstead Is Greenest Town In Nassau: Receives Top Recycling Rating

Municipalities everywhere are "green with envy" over Hempstead Towns top recycling ranking in Nassau by an environmental advocacy group. Read more.

July 8, 2008
Clavin Offers Convenient Options for Payment of General Taxes

Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin reminds residents to take advantage of a variety of payment options as the deadline for paying the second half 2008 general taxes approaches. Read more.

July 16, 2008
Town of Hempstead Board of Appeals Hearing

Town of Hempstead Nathan L. H. Bennett Pavilion One Washington Street Hempstead, NY
9:30 AM and 2:00 PM

State News

July 8, 2008
Senator Craig Johnson's New Sun Safety Program Comes to Over Forty Pool and Park Locations in the 7th Senatorial District

Overexposure to the sun can cause many health related problems such as wrinkles, lowered immunity against infection, eye cancer and skin cancer as a result of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. People are still uninformed, unaware or choose to turn a blind eye to these consequences. Read more.

June 3, 2008

After receiving the preliminary report of the New York State Commission on Property Tax Relief, Governor David A. Paterson announced today that he is accepting the Commissionís principal recommendation and plans to introduce school property tax cap legislation to address the unsustainable growth in property taxes.
Read more.

Police News

July 9, 2008
Water Safety

Nassau County Police Commissioner Lawrence W. Mulvey would like to remind county residents that water safety is something that all parents should be aware of. Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury related death among children ages 1 - 14.
Read more.

July 2, 2008
Social Host Law

On July 17, 2007, the Nassau County's Social Host Law, (Local Law 13), was signed and made part of the Nassau County's Miscellaneous Laws by the County Executive. This law serves to deter the consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors at private homes. Underage drinking is a significant societal problem that causes concern for our communities. House parties are a common occurrence particularly during summer months when school is not in session. Read Local Law 13.

June 1, 2008
Travel Tips
With the busy summer season fast approaching, here are a few travel tips to help assist you in your travel plans. This up coming summer travel season is shaping up to be one of the busiest travel season in years with new document requirements for travel to destinations outside of the United States. Feel free to share this information with others, and have a great and safe summer.

Top Ten Travel Trips
Air Travel Tips
Ten Things to Know Before Going on a Cruise
Tips for Family Road Trips


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