The Mayor’s Corner: January 1, 2010

Happy New Year 2010!

Thank you to all who volunteered for our Operation Santa. I know you’ve made many kids in this village very happy!

The recent snowstorm was quite a large amount of snow. We called in our DPW road crews and they worked almost 15 hours straight clearing our roadways, shoveling all village property and making our streets safe for our residents. Unfortunately many residents did not cooperate and left cars on the street and shoveled their snow back into the street. This makes our snow plow job much more difficult. It also creates a safety hazard for other drivers. As most of you realize, our snowplows pass each street a few times and continue straight down the curb line, and yes, snow gets pushed back into your driveway. We are sorry for this inconvenience, but there is no other way to plow our streets. Waiting for the plows to pass at least once or twice would be a suggestion for our residents, if possible. Village Code states that parked cars stay off the street for 18 hours after SNOW STOPS FALLING.

Thank you to our village workers who did an amazing job with a very large snowstorm. We also received many compliments on the snow plowing of our village as compared to some other surrounding neighborhoods. Thank you to our residents who helped out neighbors with shoveling. We should try to help those of our neighbors who may have difficulty shoveling.

Applications for employment for summer 2010 at the pool were included in the Village Green. They are also available at village hall and online after Jan. 1. Applications are due by March 1, 2010 and will not be accepted after that date.

We are also accepting applications for the positions of both manager and assistant manager for our pool. Please fax your résumé to Williston Park Village Hall at 746-7109 for the positions of manager and assistant manager only.

Qualifications include, but are not limited to: successful prior employment in that capacity, ability to manage employees and scheduling, knowledge of the workings of a pool facility, availability from May 2010 through September 2010. Current certification as a Lifeguard and CPR/AED qualified would also be preferred.

Please be aware of our holiday garbage schedule. Jan. 1 is a holiday and there is no garbage collection on this day. Mon. Thurs pickups will be Mon. Wed. and Tues. Fri will be Tues. and Thurs for this week.

There is no heavy trash for this week and recycling and newspapers remain the same. The next village board meeting will be on Jan. 19, 2010 at 8 p.m.

Please pay attention to street signs, stop signs and lights. Drive safely. The village website is: you around town!

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