North Hempstead Enters Agreement with Long Beach

Highlights from the most recent Town of North Hempstead board meeting.

If you missed Tuesday night's Town of North Hempstead board meeting, here are some of the highlights:

  • The town entered into an intermunicipal agreement with the city of Long Beach following Hurricane Sandy. The town sent 12 tucks to the area last weekend to help clear some roads of the trash and debris in the area. The town has removed about 20,000 tons of debris from its area already with about another month's worth of debris to go. Kaiman said sending the trucks to help Long Beach before the area's health hazard becomes greater was important.
  • The town board approved the Great Neck Water Pollution Control district's assessment roll for fiscal year 2013. The 2013 assessment roll of the Port Washington Water Pollution Control District was also approved.
  • Changes to the Town's 2013 fiscal year special districts budget and the revised budget were voted against by Councilwoman Dina DeGiorgio and Councilman Angelo Ferrara and Supervisor Jon Kaiman abstained from those votes. The remaining Town councilmembers voted for the amendments to this budget and the revised budget.
  • Laundromats are allowed to be open on Sunday as a result of the Town board's approval on Tuesday.
  • A proposal to create a no-parking restriction along part of Schumacher Drive in New Hyde Park was voted down after a few occupants of the block said there is no issue with fitting cars on the block with the current parking situation.
  • A bid for an $89,000 pump out boat, 80 percent of which was paid by the Federal government, was approved. Kaiman cited the importance of making sure more sewage is not being dumped into the bay.
  • The town board approved of an agreement with Denton Green Housing for a payment of back taxes of about $410,000. With this payment, senior housing will be preserved and if this no long because senior housing, the property will revert back to the Town.
  • A new grinder that is able to chop up thousands of tons of debris in minutes was approved. The cost will not exceed $96,000.
  • The town board authorized an appropriation of $250,000 from the 2012 unassigned fund balance in the general fund to pay for some cleanup costs related to Hurricane Sandy. In addition, $750,000 from the 2012 unassigned fund balance was transferred to the highway fund due to Hurricane Sandy as well.
  • The dates for future town board meetings will be handled at one of the December town meetings.
  • Alexandra Horton was elected to membership fo the Great Neck Alert Engine, Hook, Ladder & Hose Company No. 1.
  • Nicole Milonas and Caitlyn Cannizzaro were elected to membership of the Great Neck Vigilant Engine & Hook & Ladder Co.
  • Andrew Weber was elected to membership of the Port Washington Fire-Medic Co. No. 1; Efrat Blum and Larry Carmen were removed from membership.
  • John Francis Hinck was elected to membership of the Port Washington Protection Fire Engine Co. No. 1.
Rick Ueland November 26, 2012 at 04:01 AM
Why didn’t Kaiman just send all the equipment over to Long Beach and do the taxpayers of the TONH a favor and eliminate the TONH. He sure hadn’t used the equipment prior to sending it to clear the streets in the unincorporated areas of the TONH. Mayor Strauss in Mineola had the streets all clear within 5 days. I guess my Town taxes go to pay for Kaiman’s “command center” and his photo opps. What a tremendous waste of money. Eliminate the TONH!
Arguendo November 26, 2012 at 12:56 PM
It's nice that they think of the less fortunate, but how about the Town of North Hempstead clear its own streets and sidewalks first?
Marianna Wohlgemuth November 26, 2012 at 01:33 PM
New Hyde Park is still filled with debris on the curbs. How about sending 6 trucks to New Hyde Park and 6 to Long Beach?
Nancy November 26, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Last thing kaimam cares about is the interest of the people of the town his priority has always been to promote himself at the cost of all tax payers
David NH November 27, 2012 at 01:13 AM
Rick do you know why they will not eliminate TONH? Too many crooked lawyers are enjoying the handouts and no show jobs being given away by Town's crooked politicians .


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