Happy New Year to you all. 2012 was a very challenging year for the Village in many ways. We had to deal with a 2% tax cap, Superstorm Sandy and its aftermath, and ongoing litigation preventing the Village from selling our 7.5 acre parcel (proceeds we needed to be able to purchase open space along Shore Road for the community to use as parkland). Fortunately, The Village met those challenges head on. We kept the Village’s tax increase under 2%, we learned valuable lessons from Sandy and from the public forum on emergency preparedness held in November, and we have settled all litigation relating to the sale of our property. So 2013 looks like a year where we should see some real positive movement in a number of areas.
If Sandy taught us one thing, it was the importance of communication during times of crisis. I am asking that you please go to www.NorthShoreAlert.org and register to be alerted of important information via cell phone, text and email. If you are not able to receive electronic communication, or cannot register online, please contact Village Hall at 883-5900 and join the new Port Washington North Emergency Contact Registry.
As always, if you need to contact me directly, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on my cell phone at 516-233-9581. And please visit our website at www.portwashingtonnorth.org for information on a number of topics from Board meeting dates to important Emergency Management issues.