SEA CLIFF VILLAGE HALL VANDALIZED OVER WEEKEND
June 16, 2015 -- Early Monday afternoon, a Sea Cliff Village employee discovered graffiti in the second floor conference room of Village Hall indicating a possible burglary having taken place this past weekend. Scrawled across most of the length of the room’s western wall, with a magic marker, was the statement “Let us chill in parks so we don’t have to chill here!!! # give respect where respect is due,” and a heart symbol with the words “sorry janitor.”
In a conversation with Northwordnews, Mayor Bruce Kennedy said that the rear window on the eastern wall was unlatched, and that an empty six pack of Mike’s Hard Lemonade was on the fire escape. Additionally he reported that other evidence indicated that at some point, although not necessarily this past weekend, intruders had made their way up into the building’s bell tower.
It did not appear as if anything had been taken, he said.
The Mayor stated that there have been complaints about local teenagers engaged in activities adverse to residents’ quality of life in some of Sea Cliff’s parks, in particular Roslyn and Central, as well as on the Boulevard and at Club Road near the Golf Course. The most common complaint has been regarding marijuana smoking, both during daytime and night hours. In response, he said, Public Safety officers have increased the number of visits to those locations. Additionally, he said he was informed by Nassau County police on Monday that they had very recently thrown out of Central Park a group of local teenagers who had been allegedly smoking marijuana, and told them not to return.
“We don’t have a problem with kids hanging out in parks,” Mayor Kennedy said. “But we do have a problem when it harms the quality of life of residents – when it’s loud talking and shouting, pot smoking, drinking, or littering.”
“If any young people have gripes with the Village or with our policies,” the Mayor explained, “there is something they can do about it. They are more than welcome to come to a board meeting and address the trustees. We haven’t had that happen, but we would welcome it.”
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