September 20 Meeting Announcement
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: The New Elmont Memorial Public Library
Guest Speaker: Town of Hempstead Councilman,
The civic invites all our members, neighbors and
friends to our first meeting of this season on September 20, 2007 to
be held in the new Elmont Memorial Public Library. After a wonderful
past year embracing the beautiful new library, we learned how
important it is for the entire community to appreciate, learn and
voice their ideas as a united "family" of neighbors and friends. On
the 20th, the civic will embark on another "season," and we hope that
members both old and new would attend to help make our area of Elmont
the best that it can be.
The civic remains actively involved and is concerned
of what the effects and future of the Belmont Race Track will hold.
Governor Spitzer made the recommendation to not add casinos to the
Belmont Racetrack, something that was felt as a potentially dangerous
and unnecessary addition to our suburban residential community.
Nevertheless, Governor Spitzer did state that future plans of
development on the Belmont racetrack property may take place in the
future. All the members of the Locustwood / Gotham Civic area need to
get together and come up with our own recommendations. We are the
individuals who will be effected directly with many of us living just
half a block away. We have to work together to ensure that what is
best for our community is decided by the community.
The civic has contacted the Town of Hempstead
regarding the unacceptable, and disrespectful condition of the Water
Tank, located on Hempstead Turnpike. Town Councilman Ed Ambrosino has
contacted the Water Authority to do necessary cleaning and painting.
Nevertheless, the water tank has not improved, not even the dirt and
mold cleaned with a hose, and the matter may require a more direct
communication with the Water Authority to resolve.
The civic would like to invite everyone to visit our
newly designed web-site located at Elmontcivic.com The web site
include links to past and upcoming events, town emergency and service
telephone numbers, Nassau County Police updates and a community
oriented blog discussion page. Additional information pertaining to
the web-site will be discussed at our next meeting.
Attending this meeting we will have Town of
Hempstead Councilman, Ed Ambrosino. He is a familiar face to the
civic, as he had attended many of our meetings in the years past. We
ask that our members attend this meeting and learn what the Town can
and is doing to help improve our area. We plan for this meeting to be
informative as well as beneficial to all.
Since this is the first meeting of the year,
it is important for all members in attendance to pay their annual dues
to the civic. It is essential to facilitate a good start of the year
by paying early and saving us time in trying to collect the dues from
several people throughout the year. Do not forget that your membership
with the civic also includes a subscription to the Elmont Herald.
The civic understands that we all have busy
schedules to keep, but there are certain things in life that are too
important to miss. What is going on in our community is something that
everyone should be fully aware about. Bring along your family,
neighbors and friends to our next meeting. Being together as a large
family of community members, we can bring positive changes and grow as
a learned community. We’re looking forward in seeing everyone on the
20th at the new Elmont Memorial Public Library. God bless
America. God bless Elmont.