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A Note From The President - July 2020

Dear Community,

Thank you to all of you who joined us for our last general meeting of the season on June 18th. Our general meetings will resume this September after what we hope will be a happy and healthy summer for everyone. I would also like to thank everyone for their continued support as we, as an organization, navigate this moment in history we are all living through. We’ve all been required to make some changes in how we live and operate, and I would like to thank the board for all of their hard work this past season. I would especially like to thank VP Jon Israel for all his hard work getting us on line. Without him, our virtual visits with all of you and with each other would be impossible.

At our June meeting we had several special guests. Dr. Anthony Santella of Hofstra University joined us to answer all your Covid-19 questions. A list of those questions and his answers can be found on our website. We greatly appreciate his attendance and candid answers to all of our inquiries.

We also had our award recipients from our local graduating classes of 2020. These young ladies and gentlemen overcame unprecedented obstacles this academic year and we were very excited to celebrate with them that evening. Each school, using our FSCA “civic” minded criteria, selected these six students.

Hopefully, you’ve all by now had a chance to see in person all of the Hometown Hero banners on display both at the VFW and at Rath Park. If not, you can view them on our website in a video created for the Fourth of July by board member Glenn Jersey III. It provides a fantastic ‘birds eye view’ of some of our banners on display. Click here to see the video.

We also would like to inform everyone that as of right now, our Community Yard Sale event is on for Sunday September 13th. If you have been doing some clean out while in quarantine, this provides a great open-air, appropriately physically spaced opportunity for you to off-load some of it. The remainders of the seller spots are going quickly. There are some new rules and regulations in place aimed at keeping everyone as safe as possible, so for more information please see the posting on our website regarding this event.

We have some unfortunate news to report. It was brought to our attention early in June that some of the buntings that were put up along the chain link fence on Naple Ave in front of the 9-11 Memorial, the Gazebo, the Veterans Memorial and the Franklin Square Historical Society Museum, were stolen. The buntings were donated by and put up by three organizations, two of which are the Franklin Square Civic Association (FSCA) and the Franklin Square Historical Society (FSHS). Our treasurer Frank Culmone conducted a thorough inquiry into the matter, asking all organizations if they had removed them for storage. He also contacted the Franklin Square Civilian Patrol, Rath Park personnel, and the Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department to make them aware of the situation and to ask if they had any information, which they did not. We have filed a police report with our local precinct. The Rath Park personnel also contacted the Town of Hempstead (TOH) and learned that the surveillance cameras that they installed last year at Rath Park do not cover that area.

Thusly, the Franklin Square Civic Association, Franklin Square Historical Society, Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department, and the VFW Post 2817 sent a letter to the TOH, specifically Councilman Blakeman’s office, requesting the installation of additional security cameras in that area to protect our memorials, gazebo, and museum.

Lastly, we have three upcoming projects we would like to make you aware of. The first two are our Dog Park Survey and a Soccer Field Survey, which will be available for anyone living in our community to fill out on our website. A few members informed us at our last two general meetings that there is an interest among some community members in seeing a dog park and a soccer field. While the FSCA cannot fund such endeavors, we can help gauge community interest and communicate those opinions to the proper place at the TOH Parks Department.

The third project consists of a petition to the TOH regarding several issues of concern surrounding Averill Park. A member of the FSCA contacted the board to make them aware of two issues residents are having with the current state of the parks upkeep. These include sidewalks that are damaged and lifted up and the removal of trees that left and eyesore view of a deteriorating building. The nearby residents have started a petition to communicate to the TOH that these issues require attention. We would like to help them circulate this petition more broadly so that all who want to sign it have an opportunity to. Please check our website soon for more info on these projects.

Sincerely,
Katherine Tarascio
President

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Upcoming FSCA Events

FSCA - Community Yard Sale
September 13 2020
11:00AM - 03:00PM
Rath Park Parking Lot

The FSCA Community Yard Sale will take place on Sunday September 13th (rain date Oct 18th) in the Rath Park parking lot.

***Seller Information:***
We do still have some available seller spots!! Nearly all of the sellers who registered for the event as it was supposed to occur in early May, have held onto their spots for the event in September, but we do have some additional spots still available.

Seller Fee Per Spot: $20 for paid FSCA Members / $30 for non-FSCA members
(You can request multiple spots if they are available)

To register for a seller spot, please register online here:
https://bit.ly/2CDP5Jp

***Shopper Information:***
SHOPPER ADMISSION IS FREE!!


FSCA - General Meeting (**This may be virtual**)
October 28 2020
07:00PM - 09:00PM
TBD - This meeting may be virtual

FSCA - General Meeting (**This may be virtual**)
November 19 2020
07:00PM - 09:00PM
TBD - This meeting may be Virtual

Upcoming Community Events

All events listed below are subject to rescheduling or cancellations. Please contact the sponsoring organization to verify.

Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting
August 12 2020
09:30AM -
Virtual Live Stream - see notes for links

The meeting will be live streamed via this link. If you wish to speak on any cases that are up before the BZA you must let them know prior to the meeting. (Information is on that link). Click here  for the list of scheduled meetings.


Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting
August 12 2020
02:00PM -
Virtual Live Stream - see notes for links

The meeting will be live streamed via this link. If you wish to speak on any cases that are up before the BZA you must let them know prior to the meeting. (Information is on that link). Click here  for the list of scheduled meetings.


Rescuing Families - End Of Summer Yard Sale
August 15 2020
10:00AM - 05:00PM
1010 Lewiston Street, Franklin Square

Click Here To View The Flyer


S.T.O.P. - Pollutant Trash Program - Hempstead
August 16 2020
08:00AM - 03:00PM
Department of Public Works, 450 Milburn Avenue, Hempstead

Rescuing Families - End Of Summer Yard Sale
August 16 2020
10:00AM - 05:00PM
1010 Lewiston Street, Franklin Square

Click Here To View The Flyer


Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting
August 19 2020
02:00AM -

This meeting will be live streamed via this link. If you wish to speak on any cases that are up before the BZA you must let them know prior to the meeting. (Information is on that link). Click here  for the list of scheduled meetings.


Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting
August 19 2020
09:30AM -

This meeting will be live streamed via this link. If you wish to speak on any cases that are up before the BZA you must let them know prior to the meeting. (Information is on that link). Click here  for the list of scheduled meetings.


Rescuing Families - End Of Summer Yard Sale
August 22 2020
10:00AM - 05:00PM
1010 Lewiston Street, Franklin Square

Click Here To View The Flyer


Rescuing Families - End Of Summer Yard Sale
August 23 2020
10:00AM - 05:00PM
1010 Lewiston Street, Franklin Square

Click Here To View The Flyer


Town of Hempstead Board Meeting
September 08 2020
10:30AM -

Click here to join the live video. 

Email “This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.” if you would like to send an e-mail with a comment for submission for the Town Board meeting. This should be done well ahead of the meeting date. Please note:  All comments must include your name and address, and identify your issue of concern in the Subject box


Town of Hempstead Shredding Program - Oceanside
September 13 2020
08:00AM - 01:00PM
Oceanside - TOH Transfer Station - 3737 Long Beach Road

Click Here To View The Flyer


FSCA - Community Yard Sale
September 13 2020
11:00AM - 03:00PM
Rath Park Parking Lot

The FSCA Community Yard Sale will take place on Sunday September 13th (rain date Oct 18th) in the Rath Park parking lot.

***Seller Information:***
We do still have some available seller spots!! Nearly all of the sellers who registered for the event as it was supposed to occur in early May, have held onto their spots for the event in September, but we do have some additional spots still available.

Seller Fee Per Spot: $20 for paid FSCA Members / $30 for non-FSCA members
(You can request multiple spots if they are available)

To register for a seller spot, please register online here:
https://bit.ly/2CDP5Jp

***Shopper Information:***
SHOPPER ADMISSION IS FREE!!


Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting
September 16 2020
09:30AM -
Virtual Live Stream - see notes for links

The meeting will be live streamed via this link. If you wish to speak on any cases that are up before the BZA you must let them know prior to the meeting. (Information is on that link). Click here  for the list of scheduled meetings.


Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting
September 16 2020
02:00PM -
Virtual Live Stream - see notes for links

The meeting will be live streamed via this link. If you wish to speak on any cases that are up before the BZA you must let them know prior to the meeting. (Information is on that link). Click here  for the list of scheduled meetings.


Town of Hempstead Board Meeting
September 22 2020
10:30AM -

Click here to join the live video. 

Email “This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.” if you would like to send an e-mail with a comment for submission for the Town Board meeting. This should be done well ahead of the meeting date. Please note:  All comments must include your name and address, and identify your issue of concern in the Subject box


Rescuing Families - A Night At The Races
September 25 2020
07:00PM - 11:00PM
VFW Post 2718 - 68 Lincoln Road, Franklin Square

Click Here To View The Flyer


Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting
September 30 2020
09:30AM -
Virtual Live Stream - see notes for links

The meeting will be live streamed via this link. If you wish to speak on any cases that are up before the BZA you must let them know prior to the meeting. (Information is on that link). Click here  for the list of scheduled meetings.


Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting
September 30 2020
02:00PM -
Virtual Live Stream - see notes for links

The meeting will be live streamed via this link. If you wish to speak on any cases that are up before the BZA you must let them know prior to the meeting. (Information is on that link). Click here  for the list of scheduled meetings.


Free Paper Shredding Event - Franklin Square Library
October 04 2020
09:30AM - 12:30PM
Franklin Square Public Library - 19 Lincoln Rd, Franklin Square

Click Here To View The Flyer


Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting
October 07 2020
09:30AM -
Virtual Live Stream - see notes for links

The meeting will be live streamed via this link. If you wish to speak on any cases that are up before the BZA you must let them know prior to the meeting. (Information is on that link). Click here  for the list of scheduled meetings.


Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting
October 07 2020
02:00PM -
Virtual Live Stream - see notes for links

The meeting will be live streamed via this link. If you wish to speak on any cases that are up before the BZA you must let them know prior to the meeting. (Information is on that link). Click here  for the list of scheduled meetings.


Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting
October 12 2020
09:30AM -
Virtual Live Stream - see notes for links

The meeting will be live streamed via this link. If you wish to speak on any cases that are up before the BZA you must let them know prior to the meeting. (Information is on that link). Click here  for the list of scheduled meetings.


Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting
October 12 2020
02:00PM -
Virtual Live Stream - see notes for links

The meeting will be live streamed via this link. If you wish to speak on any cases that are up before the BZA you must let them know prior to the meeting. (Information is on that link). Click here  for the list of scheduled meetings.


Town of Hempstead Board Meeting
October 13 2020
02:30PM -

Click here to join the live video. 

Email “This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.” if you would like to send an e-mail with a comment for submission for the Town Board meeting. This should be done well ahead of the meeting date. Please note:  All comments must include your name and address, and identify your issue of concern in the Subject box


Town of Hempstead Board Meeting
October 13 2020
07:00PM -

Click here to join the live video. 

Email “This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.” if you would like to send an e-mail with a comment for submission for the Town Board meeting. This should be done well ahead of the meeting date. Please note:  All comments must include your name and address, and identify your issue of concern in the Subject box


Central Nassau Rotary Foundation Dinner
October 15 2020
06:00PM -
Pompei Restaurant - 401 Hempstead Avenue, West Hempstead

Tickets are $70

Contact Rony Kessler 516-369-2376


Town of Hempstead Shredding Program - Point Lookout
October 25 2020
08:00AM - 01:00PM
Town Park Point Lookout Parking Lot

Click Here To View The Flyer


Town of Hempstead Shredding Program - North Woodmere
November 01 2020
08:00AM - 01:00PM
North Woodmere - North Woodmere Park, Branch Blvd.

Click Here To View The Flyer


Town of Hempstead Board Meeting
November 17 2020
07:00PM -

Click here to join the live video. 

Email “This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.” if you would like to send an e-mail with a comment for submission for the Town Board meeting. This should be done well ahead of the meeting date. Please note:  All comments must include your name and address, and identify your issue of concern in the Subject box


Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting
November 18 2020
09:30AM -
Virtual Live Stream - see notes for links

The meeting will be live streamed via this link. If you wish to speak on any cases that are up before the BZA you must let them know prior to the meeting. (Information is on that link). Click here  for the list of scheduled meetings.


Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting
November 18 2020
02:00PM -
Virtual Live Stream - see notes for links

The meeting will be live streamed via this link. If you wish to speak on any cases that are up before the BZA you must let them know prior to the meeting. (Information is on that link). Click here  for the list of scheduled meetings.


Town of Hempstead Shredding Program - Point Lookout
November 21 2020
08:00AM - 01:00PM
Point Lookout - Town Park Point Lookout Parking Lot

Click Here To View The Flyer


Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting
December 02 2020
09:30AM -
Virtual Live Stream - see notes for links

The meeting will be live streamed via this link. If you wish to speak on any cases that are up before the BZA you must let them know prior to the meeting. (Information is on that link). Click here  for the list of scheduled meetings.


Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting
December 02 2020
02:00PM -
Virtual Live Stream - see notes for links

The meeting will be live streamed via this link. If you wish to speak on any cases that are up before the BZA you must let them know prior to the meeting. (Information is on that link). Click here  for the list of scheduled meetings.


Town of Hempstead Board Meeting
December 08 2020
10:30AM -

Click here to join the live video. 

Email “This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.” if you would like to send an e-mail with a comment for submission for the Town Board meeting. This should be done well ahead of the meeting date. Please note:  All comments must include your name and address, and identify your issue of concern in the Subject box


Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting
December 09 2020
09:30AM -
Virtual Live Stream - see notes for links

The meeting will be live streamed via this link. If you wish to speak on any cases that are up before the BZA you must let them know prior to the meeting. (Information is on that link). Click here  for the list of scheduled meetings.


Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting
December 09 2020
02:00PM -
Virtual Live Stream - see notes for links

The meeting will be live streamed via this link. If you wish to speak on any cases that are up before the BZA you must let them know prior to the meeting. (Information is on that link). Click here  for the list of scheduled meetings.