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.
Many families in our community will be having Thanksgiving dinner this Thursday through the philanthropic efforts of our local fraternal organizations, houses of worship, Youth Bureau, and neighbors who choose to remain anonymous. I know that in many homes there will be an empty chair with a place setting in tribute to loved ones serving in our nation’s armed forces. In some cases, the empty chair represents someone who will continue to be sorely missed. As we gather with our families and friends, let’s count our blessings and be grateful. Let’s commit ourselves to helping others in our community throughout the year. As we pause to reflect this holiday, I ask that we include a hope for peaceful resolutions the current unrest in our country.
Please bring your family and join my wife, Coleen, the City Council and me to light the City’s Christmas tree on Saturday, November 29, 4:30 p.m. at Village Square. My sources tell me that the Jolly Old Elf in a red suit will be making a special guest appearance.
Have a safe, enjoyable holiday season.
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, Veterans Day, and Thursday, Nov. 27, Thanksgiving, are holidays and City Hall is closed. Residents are advised that if they are regularly scheduled for Tuesday trash pickup it will be collected on Wednesday. The regularly scheduled Wednesday collection of cardboard, leaves, and yard waste will be picked up on the Saturday following Election Day and Veterans’ Day. If Thursday, Nov. 27 is the regularly scheduled trash and recycling collection, it will be picked up on Friday, Nov. 28th. If Friday, Nov. 28th is the regularly scheduled trash and recycling collection, it will be picked up on Saturday, Nov. 29th.
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.
For the Live Stream Broadcast of Glen Cove City Council meeting click on this link:
Take a look at a recent editorial by Cablvision on Glen Cove's waterfront.
Mayor Reginald Spinello would like to caution Glen Cove residents regarding a recent document they may have received from American Water Resources. The document contains an offer for a water line protection program to homeowners in the City of Glen Cove. This program is not offered, endorsed or sponsored by the City of Glen Cove. Residents are urged to consult a licensed, professional with any questions they have concerning this offer.
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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