Garden City Central Property Owners Association


CPOA May Meeting

Please join us 7:00 PM,  May 8th at the Garden City Senior Center. Beginning at 7, there will be a  presentation from a representative on Adelphi’s Planning Team to discuss the planned renovation project of one of their campus buildings.

CPOA Letter in Support of the Board of Trustees

CPOA Letter


TUESDAY MAY 8, 2018 AT 7:30 PM


VOTING 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

************* The Elections ************

The members of the 2017-2018 CPOA Nominating Committee, have voted to submit the below listed slate of candidates for CPOA Officer and Director positions:

President, Michael J. Tiedemann, 3 Carteret Place; Vice President, Stephen John Gaffney, 67 First Street; Treasurer, Mary Beth Tully, 63 First Street and Secretary, Heather Nielson, 8 Carteret Place. All Officers will serve a one year term expiring in May 2019. Directors, Joseph E. Caroselli, 54 Second Street; , Kelley Hochheiser 32 Cathedral Avenue; Richard Silver, 5 Barnes Lane, Jane Simpson ,12 Hilton Avenue and Brian Yorke, 76 Second Street. All five Directors will serve three year terms expiring in May 2021.

The CPOA Board has approved the below listed slate of candidates for Nominating Committee Members:

H. Arthur Anderson, 101 Second Street, Gregory F. Burke, 63 Third Street, Peter T. Clarke, 91 Fourth Street, Scott Cole, 91 Third Street, Jim Cooney, 92 Fourth Street, Elizabeth Cheung-Gaffney, 67 First Street, Gregory J. Leder, 70 Third Street, Danielle Minuto, 31 Rockaway Avenue, Susan Gammage Munn, 43 Hilton Street, Joseph J. Ortego, 109 Fifth Street, Patty Siler, 159 Rockaway Avenue, Christine Tiedemann, 3 Carteret Place, and Jennifer Weekley, 33 Hamilton Place. Three Members and one Alternate will serve two year terms expiring in 2020 and one Alternate will serve a one year term expiring in 2019.

Additional candidates may be placed on the ballot in accordance with CPOA by-laws by submitting a written statement by Friday, April 13, 2018 to the Secretary, Deborah Brandewiede, 112 Fifth Street, signed by 15 members expressing a desire that a particular member be declared a candidate for a particular position.


Safe and Healthy Fields Initiative

Submitted by Kelly Smith and Colleen Ciullo at the March 13th CPOA meeting.

Main Points to Highlight:

  • We are asking for Garden City to voluntarialy adopt the NYS school and day care regulations that ban the application of pesticides on any field, playground or turf on Village grounds beginning this spring.
    While this may be an ambitious timeframe we feel that with knowledge of the threats attached to pesticides waiting any longer to restrict their use would be irresponsible.
  • Children are protected from the toxic effects of pesticides at school, but not at play on village fields
    Other communities have successfully implemented programs using nontoxic techniques (Greenwich, CT is a strong example)
    There are many difficult problems facing our children, this is one with a simple, economical fix
    By voluntarily adopting the NYS school standards regarding pesticides GC will send a powerful message that we care for our children here and take their health and safety seriously
  • The Cornell Safe Fields plan does not call for the replacement of pesticides with any topical or expensive “green” products.
    It dictates a schedule of mowing, watering, fertilizing, cultivating, overseeding, and top dressing to grow grasses with strong root systems that will block out weeds.
  • Garden City Schools are already in compliance with the NYS pesticide ban on school grounds; they may offer insight and information on their successful transition from pesticide use to safer practices.

Useful Links :



Trustees encourage residents to contact State Senator Kemp Hannon and Assemblyman Ed Ra to propose and actively promote a “Home Rule” message for the enactment of State Legislation authorizing Garden City to install speed cameras within the Village and further request they formally propose the legislation and actively support its adoption.
The Board of Trustees has determined taxpayer funds are better utilized by prioritizing police availability to deter other more serious crimes and that the ability to utilize speed cameras within the Village is an effective enhancement and supplement to manual police power in deterring speeding and ensuring that speed-related traffic incidents are reduced.
Use these downloadable form letters to contact your local leaders:

Meeting Dates


February 13, 2018

March 13, 2018

April 10, 2018

May 8, 2018 (Annual CPOA Association Meeting and Elections)

Fill out our CPOA Resident Feedback Form

2017-2018 CPOA Feedback Summary

The short “guide” below will provide you and/or your contractor
with up-to-date information regarding “when” and “what for” you
will need to apply for a Permit from the Garden City Building

Permit Brochure


Helpful Hints from Your Neighbors
Have you or your neighbors experienced recent power outages with PSE&G and are looking for resolution? After experiencing repeated power outages on her block, Garden City resident Eithne Thorne has a helpful hint for those who have unresolved issues with PSE&G. Please contact Erin Mullen at PSE&G at to seek help and assistance with your power problems.
Please contact us if you have solutions to problems that your neighbors may be able to use.
If anyone else has any information, comments or concerns, please email the CPOA at

You can now pay dues with any credit card. Please fill out the information requested below and click pay now.
Membership categories include:

Associate Member- $20, Senior Member(over 65)- $15, and Lifetime Member- $250.

All major credit cards accepted.

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High School Ambassador Program

The Mission Statement
The High School Ambassadors serve the community for two years during which time they become vital members of the Garden City Central Property Owners’ Association.

Each Student Ambassador is required to attend Village Committee meetings on a regular basis. By doing so, they absorb the essence of the community’s governmental process and present the governing boards / committees with the faces of the next generation. Upon return to the CPOA Board’s monthly meetings they present the agendas and issues of the discussions that have taken place at the meetings which they attended.

During their terms as Ambassadors, students are expected to complete a Community Service project which is in keeping with their particular skills and preferences.

View the application here!