Hearing on 5-Yr County Development Plan set for May 5th

By   April 23, 2015

The Nassau County Office of Community development has informed us of a hearing scheduled for May 5th that will cover the County’s Consolidated 5-year plan covering housing and community development needs along with a Strategic Plan for addressing those needs during the upcoming five-year period (FFY2015-2019). They are looking for input from all civics across the county.

More details regarding the hearing may be found in the letter issued to the HGCA.  If you are interested in attending, let us know.

Cleaning American Drive-In Cleaners

By   April 1, 2015

Last week, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has issued a Record of Decision (ROD) for the American Drive-In Cleaners Site, which describes the remedy selected to address contamination associated with the site.

Contaminants investigated include volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These solvents were a concern because of the site’s history as a dry cleaning facility.

Major elements of the selected remedy include:

1. A soil vapor extraction system: This system will extract VOCs from the subsurface soil. The air removed will be treated as needed before being discharged to the atmosphere.

2. Cover system: A site cover currently exists and will be maintained to allow for commercial use of the site.

3. Building slab maintenance: This maintenance will be performed to prevent vapor intrusion. Annual inspections will be performed to ensure the effectiveness of the maintenance.

4. Groundwater monitoring: A program of monitoring will be carried out to address groundwater contamination. It is anticipated that within a reasonable time period contamination will decrease.

5. Site Management Plan: will include provisions to monitor for the continued effectiveness of the remedy.

The full ROD may be found on the NYSDEC website. Copies of the ROD are also available for review at the Hicksville Public Library.

For more info, you may contact the NYSDEC Project Manager: Melissa Sweet, 518-402-9620, email:melissa.sweet@dec.ny.gov

Marie Dunker presented Women of Distinction award

By   March 30, 2015

On March 24th, the HGCA’s very own Marie Dunker was awarded the TOB’s Women of Distinction award for her volunteer work.  As many of you know, Marie is quite involved in the community, both with the HGCA as well as other organizations.

Marie received her award in a ceremony at the TOB, along with the recipients in other categories.  Look for her plaque that now hangs at the TOB Town Hall the next time you visit.

Congratulations, Marie!

2014 Toy Drive – Thank you!

By   December 21, 2014

A Big Thank You to all our members who made this possible. We were able to bring cheer this holiday season into the homes of 3 families from Lee Ave. School. The Principal and Nurse were very thankful.

toy drive


2014 Thanksgiving Food Drive

By   November 21, 2014

The Community Service committee would like to thank everyone for their generous donation to our Thanksgiving Food Drive.  It was a huge success. We were able to donate 7 boxes of food and a Gift Certificate for a turkey to a needy family in our community. This is done through the Lee Ave. school administration and nurse’s office, which selected an appropriate needy family. We had enough donations for a Thanksgiving meal and to fill their cupboards for several meals.

We would also like to thank contributions:  Foodtown for donating a gift certificate for the turkey and T-Mobile for a case of cereal.

Happy Thanksgiving

food drive

2014 Scholarship Award Recipients

By   June 10, 2014

Chairwoman Marie Dunker introduced and called up each recipient and their commercial sponsor. The following scholarships were awarded:

Name Plans Sponsor
Faiz Ahmed attending Adelphi for Biology Perfect Pharmacy
Matthew Chung attending Northeastern School of Pharmacy Perfect Pharmacy
Megan Locke attending St. Joseph’s double major Speech pathology and
Perillo Bros Fuel
Jessica DeTurris attending SUNY Binghamton majoring in Math Food Town
Shincy Thomas attending St. Bonaventure DELCO/Alvin Rush
Amy Fine attending SUNY Plattsburg HGCA

Memorial Day – 2014

By   June 1, 2014

The HGCA was out as usual to distribute flags to residences in our area,
and to march in the Hicksville Memorial Day Parade. Here’s a great
snapshot of members of the HGCA with elected officials


2014 HGCA Spring Cleanup

By   May 15, 2014

Pictured are HGCA members who volunteered for our Annual Spring Clean Up.  This year we again focused on cleaning up the following 2 areas:

  • The So. Broadway Triangle (So. Broadway & South Oyster Bay Road) and
  • The So. Broadway median across from Miyako Hibachi & Sushi Restaurant