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Saturday, December 20, 2014
Reaching out to village residents
Cedarhurst seeks to improve its communication system
Monica Rzewski/Herald
On Cedarhurst Avenue by Central Avenue in Cedarhurst, a tree felled by Hurricane Sandy spilled onto the street.

Patrols by village board members, including Deputy Mayor Benjamin Weinstock and Trustee Ari Brown, along with several members of the Shomrin Society, 4th Precinct Auxiliary and a village employee, were conducted throughout Cedarhurst on Sunday night.
“Happy to report that there wasn’t even a suggestion of any issues,” said Brown, who added that several more streets in the village have power. “Hopefully more will follow [Monday],” Brown said about Cedarhurst getting electric back on line.
Village disappointment with the Long Island Power Authority has been followed by what Brown said was a total letdown by Cablevision regarding phone service. Trucks have not be seen in Cedarhurst and he said when he calls the company he is on hold for 30 minutes, then the signal drops out. The number to call is (866) 580-1636.
Mayor Andrew Parise has instructed the board to obtain a natural gas generator and several estimates have been collected through the past couple of months, Brown said.
The village is seeking to install a robo call system that will provide information to residents about event and emergency instructions. And improve the village website.
Cedarhurst is collecting all updated phone numbers and addresses of all village residents to be able to expedite the dispatching of emergency services. Brown asks residents to forward that information to him by email at ariericbrown@msn.com or with JoMarie Capone at Village Hall at 200 Cedarhurst Ave.
The needed information includes name, address, number of people, age of children, and home and cell numbers. Brown said that all information would be held in a secure area of Village Hall, as the village is required to by law.
“On behalf of Mayor Parise and the Board of Trustees, we look forward to greeting you, our neighbors and friends at Village hall this evening at 7 p.m.,” Brown said.

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