Here are several updates on matters that the local Civics have been addressing:
* Halms Property - As discussed earlier the Gold Coast Library has made an offer to purchase the complete 5.3 acres and the purchaser and seller are currently working on a sale contract that is expected to be signed shortly, with a condition of a community approval to a referendum that the community will need to approve to fund the purchase. The referendum is now expected in a few months from now rather than April as was originally stated. The Civic representatives wrote a letter to the Library Board urging a meeting and received a reply stating they will schedule meetings with the community once they finalize legal plans. The Civics will follow this matter and will report updates.
* Bank - Sunoco property - As we all know the Bank signed a contract to purchase the property and as they stated earlier they are still working on resolving uncleared environmental pending items. Plans for the two story office building were shared with the Civics several months ago and the Civics have made some suggested modifications that are currently being addressed with Bank representatives. This continues to be a long drawn out process and a building is not expected to go up for sometime yet. In the meantime Sunoco has agreed to maintain the fence signs free (they have agreed to respond to any Civic complaints if signs are hung on the fences.)
* Beautification of the GH business area - The installation of the remaining antique lighting, that started early Winter, will be completed as the weather continues to warm up. There are a total of some 40 lights that will be installed along GH Road from the RR tracks to the four corners and left to the business area, replacing all cones scattered throughout the area. A second phase to the project will follow addressing lighting on the north side of Glen Cove avenue along the Getty gas station and up to the Promise deli on the east side of the street. Part of this project will be a repair and build of some sidewalks along the west and east of these areas - only up to the Promise deli. A clock, similar to the one installed by the Bank, will be installed by the benches area across from the row of stores in the GH business area. This second phase of the project is expected to begin in the Spring. We, the Civics, will now need to work on purchasing hanging plants (some 80 plants for the 40 double hangers on the lights), and addressing the on going watering of the plants. We will be addressing this matter shortly.
* Lundy's Property - (some 8 acres of land located behind the GH RR station - west side of the tracks) The Civics continue to discuss the disposition of this property and the lack of progress in resolving its future with the Town of Oyster Bay. The lack of resolution has been raised to the Town Supervisor's office and we are awaiting a reply directly from his office.
Let me know if there are any questions.