**Important Message from Mayor Romano and the Village Board**
The Board will meet this Monday, April 12 to vote on opting out of selling marijuana under the new state law legalizing cannabis. Since passage of this law, which will go into effect in April, 2022, this is the first chance the Board had an opportunity to meet with legal counsel to vote on the issue.
The Village Board and I are so proud of the community and how East Rockaway continues to flourish with an abundance of new businesses. Our Senior Center continues to grow, doors are open on Monday, Thursday afternoon and Friday. In addition, the Village Board instituted a Senior Bus Shuttle, which operates once a week. If you are interested please contact Village Hall for scheduling a pick up.
I am also happy to announce our "Do Not Knock" program that is currently in the works. If you are interested in participating, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name and address. You will receive a reply email, which informs residents that this program is in the early stages of development, and if you have anyone soliciting at your home, please contact Village Hall at 516-887-6300 to report the name of the company. Solicitors are now required to register with the Village and obtain a permit. They will receive a "Do Not Knock" list, as well as their permit.
Please never hesitate to contact me at Village Hall if you ever need anything.