Glen Cove has something for everyone. We offer magnificent beaches, a scenic golf course and lovely tree-filled parks, providing our residents with a summer vacation paradise in their own backyards. Recreational boaters will find full-service marinas, a city yacht club, and a fully renovated launch ramp offering easy access to our refreshing North Shore waterways.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From Mayor Reginald A. Spinello
On February 3, 2015 at around 1:30 p.m. a white male approximately 5’11" with a mustache and wearing a baseball cap knocked on the door of a home on Wolfle Street in Glen Cove. When the 85-year-old resident answered the door, the man proceeded to walk into the house, take the homeowner by the hand and led her to the back door of the house. This unknown man was wearing some type of walkie talkie around his neck.
Mayor Reginald has issued an alert to all Glen Cove Residents with regard to solicitors going door-to-door asking for donations on behalf of APPCO GROUP US/Childfund International. This organization does not have the required permits and authorizations from the Glen Cove Police Department to solicit in our neighborhoods. Further, their "certificate" of not-for-profit status is expired and/or does not state the required information that would properly identify this group as a not-for-profit.
Cove Animal Rescue is happy to announce that it will be helping the animals of the City of Glen Cove and will begin managing the animal shelter located at 40 Shore Road as soon as the Animal Lovers League (ALL) vacates the premises; anticipated on January 15, 2015.
Cove Animal Rescue is a not for profit organization that believes in a No-Kill, No-cage environment to help eliminate the fear and stresses that make an animal difficult to present for adoption, and difficult to transition into a home environment.
To improve conditions private benefactors who believe in this philosophy, have made it possible for Cove Animal Rescue to focus on expanding the shelter to nearly double its current size and to create a cage-free colony-like wing for the cats that will include windows for their natural curiosity as well as for the public to enjoy their precious antics.
The Mayor’s office continues to receive inquiries regarding the status of transition to a new operator at the Glen Cove Animal Shelter. We are pleased that so many residents and surrounding communities are enthusiastic about the plans for the future of the Glen Cove Animal Shelter to be operated by Cove Animal Rescue.
The City of Glen Cove owns, maintains, and provides funding to the animal shelter facility on Shore Road currently being operated by the Glen Cove Animal Lovers League (A.L.L.), a 501c3 organization. In response to increasing concerns about the shelter animals’ safety raised by a growing number of community members, the City and representatives of A.L.L. have been in talks since last September regarding crucial changes needed to the current operations. Based on the total unwillingness of the A.L.L. to define policy regarding adoption, care of animals, and to provide adequate information requested by the City, Deputy Mayor Barbara Peebles made known the City’s intent to take the shelter in a new direction that ensures the welfare and care of the animals. The City is seeking to increase the potential for adoption while growing the shelter’s services and community outreach programs.
Mayor Reginald Spinello alerts all Glen Cove residents that there is a telephone scam going on in our City. Someone claiming to be from a “company” called Lehigh is calling residents stating that they have not paid their water bill and if payment is not made to Lehigh immediately, the resident’s water service will be shut down. The “company” has nothing whatsoever to do with the City of Glen Cove Water Department. Please Do Not Respond to them in Any Way. The Glen Cove Police Department is investigating.
If anyone has questions about their City of Glen Cove Water bill, please call the Water Department at 676-2238.
Live, on Tuesday Nights: In keeping with my administration’s commitment to government transparency, several months ago we began the livestreaming of City Council meetings on the internet. Livestreaming was well received by residents who for many reasons aren’t able to attend the meetings and it includes our friends and neighbors who retired and moved. The City Council and I were invited to hold a regular meeting in Webb Institute. Before the meeting, we were given a tour of this magnificent former estate which is home to the world renowned Webb Institute of Naval Architecture. I recently received invitations to hold a City Council meeting at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center, and at our Senior Center. The meetings will be preceded by a tour and it’s a great opportunity for us to visit a facility which we may never have had the chance to see.
Mayor Reginald Spinello today was notified by Nassau County’s Executive and Legislative Offices that an agreement has been reached which allocates $12 million for studying, designing and installing public sanitary sewers in Glen Cove and neighboring communities that are not currently connected to the Glen Cove Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Mayor Reginald Spinello said, “Working together to do the right thing for our constituents is a true reflection of good government. I thank County Executive Mangano and Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton for their efforts. This investment is critical to the protection of our natural resources and our communities.”
Notes: October 28, 2014
New York State Ebola Hotline: 1-800-861-2280
Specialized Treatment Center: Dr. David Battinelli, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, NSLIJ
Only Confirmed Ebola Patients Will be Brought to Glen Cove
Glen Cove Hospital is One of Eight Treatment Centers as Required by NY State
The Ebola Treatment Unit at Glen Cove Hospital is ONLINE AND READY. The third floor was chosen because of its isolation capability, it has a separate elevator, and it was completely empty. The unit is completely sealed off from the rest of the hospital and is equipped with its own air handling system as a precaution even though it is not an airborne virus. The unit can treat up to 2 patients simultaneously. Transfer of a patient will be determined by the CDC and State health officials.
Last night, I received the information posted below. I have been in contact with hospital officials and expect to have more details shortly.
This Just in from Mayor Spinello Regarding the Hospital:
"I am in communication with one of the hospital officials and I am waiting to hear back from him. So far this is what I’ve learned. It appears that Stonybrook University Hospital will be the main center for research. A part of the hospital’s third floor which has a separate entry and exit and a separate ‘point of care’ laboratory will be used for the care and treatment of a patient. The staff treating the patient would reside in this area of the hospital. As I receive more information I will continue to let the public know.”
An Update on Glen Cove Hospital:
Mayor Reginald Spinello has an appointment on Tuesday morning, October 28, 2014, with hospital officials at the hospital’s headquarters on Community Drive. In addition to obtaining more details regarding the plans for a temporary Ebola treatment center in the Glen Cove hospital and asking for a tour of that location, Mayor Spinello will be seeking answers to the public’s concerns.
For more information regarding the hospital, please go to:
As you will see in the article, Governor Cuomo designated the hospital as a regional resource during the Ebola emergency.
Here is the latest information on the hospital:
I still want to have a town hall meeting scheduled with the hospital and I am waiting to hear from them. My meeting with hospital officials is Tuesday morning Oct. 28th.
It has come to Mayor Reginald Spinello's attention that in certain sections of Glen Cove, homeowners are being disturbed by individuals rummaging through their recycling bins and removing bottles and cans. This act is in violation of our City Code, has a negative impact on quality of life and is a matter of public safety.
Should you encounter such a problem DO NOT confront the individuals. Please contact the Glen Cove Police Department at 676-1000 and they will send an officer to handle the situation.
To view a draft copy of Mayor Reginald Spinello’s proposed 2015 Budget, click on this link. Please remember that this is a proposed budget and is subject to change before the budget vote on October 28, 2014.
A commercial property tax decrease is within Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello’s proposed 2015 budget. Commercial real estate taxes will decrease .84 percent which translates to a reduction of $80 in taxes per $500,000 of assessed value. The proposed budget includes a minimal increase of 1.17 percent in residential property taxes, or $38 for a home with an assessed value of $500,000.
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