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RVC Village Board Meeting Recap: January 2013

All the important details from this month's village board meeting.

Here's a recap of news that occurred at Monday's Rockville Centre Village Board meeting:

Golf Classic $74,000 Raises For Community Fund

John Cameron, one of the co-chairs of the Golf and Tennis Classic and Dinner, detailed the final results of the RVC Community Fund's biggest fundraiser of the year.

Cameron, along with co-chairs Keely Collins and Jeff Greenfield, presented a check -- the highest yielding check that has ever been produced by the fund in its 25-year history -- to Mayor Francis Murray and the village board for a total of $74,000.

"We had literally dozens of people working on the committee," Cameron said. "... We had a lot of dedicated workers that made this such a successful outing."

The honoree of this year's classic was former Mayor Eugene J. Murray, the founder of the RVC Fund.

Avalon Bay Presents 100K Check to Village for Smith Pond Park Improvements

Two representatives from Avalon Bay were on hand to present the village with a check for $100,000. The donation will go to improvements at Smith Pond Park at the corner of Ocean Avenue and Merrick Road.

"We'd like to thank Avalon Bay for their commitment to Rockville Centre," Murray said. "Thank you so much for being a part of our community."

OTHER NEWS FROM THE MEETING:

  • Village Board Approves Rezoning for Mental Health Facility
  • Hand Car Wash Approved for Merrick Road
  • FBI Agent Saluted Upon Departure From RVCPD

Kashi Owner Receives Proclamation From Village

The owner of Kashi Sushi Lounge and Steakhouse, located at 222 Sunrise Highway in Rockville Centre, was awarded at Monday's meeting.

Owner Tony Lam completed $225,000 worth of renovations at the restaurant. The village stated that the renovations have "improved the streetscape of Sunrise Highway and has beautified and enhanced the Village of Rockville Centre."

A representative from Kashi was on hand to accept a proclamation from the village that Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, be known as "Tony Lam Appreciation Day."

"We thank him for his investment in and contributions to the Village of Rockville Centre," Trustee Ed Oppenheimer read on the proclamation.

"They renovated the old Pennysaver building," Oppenheimer said. "... Kashi came in, they redid the outside and they redid the inside, making a valuable addition to our village, which we are all quite grateful for."

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