Greetings Port North Residents and Businesses –
I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer in spite of the recent uptick in COVID 19 Delta variant cases appearing throughout Long Island. While we can all look forward to getting back to “normal”, please continue to be vigilant in protecting yourselves, your family and friends, and our community. It is not a statistical fluke that Port North continues to remain number 6 or lower out of 133 communities followed in Nassau County for the lowest cases per 1,000 residents since the pandemic began over a year ago, something this Village should be very proud of. Let’s all do our part to continue to keep our Village safe.
Speaking of statistics, the NYS Comptroller’s Office came out with their Fiscal Stress rating for 2020. State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli created this early warning system for communities and school districts with fiscal problems. Alerting everyone to potential problems gives local officials and taxpayers the opportunity to be more proactive. These fiscal stress scores are based on end-of-year results, and thus provide a measurement of local governments and school districts’ ability to respond to the financial impact of the ongoing public health crisis. Port Washington North scored the lowest (best) stress level awarded, 0.0. The Village Board continues to be fiscally responsible and diligent in keeping the Village financially secure, while at the same time attending to the needs of its residents.
A lot is happening in Port North. We have a new movie studio in the works, a new owner at Soundview Marketplace, park improvements, a new Chinese restaurant opening on Shore Road, and new gas leaf blower regulations. Not to mention, the scheduled and ongoing roadwork and infrastructure improvements for a number of streets throughout the Village. We are encouraged about the Village’s future and look forward to sharing it with you.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you may have. I can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and on my cell at 516-233-9581.