FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2014
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North Hempstead Town Board Round Up
Board approves 2014 Capital Plan
North Hempstead, NY – The North Hempstead Town Board held their public meeting at Town Hall on May 13. Here are some of the highlights:
Capital Plan Approved
North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board unanimously approved the Town’s 2014-2018 Capital Plan, which includes improvements to infrastructure, enhancement of the parks system, preservation of Town history, the advancement of clean water initiatives and public safety projects. Projects include a new greenhouse at the Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson; restoration of the historical Schumacher House; the expansion of the Hempstead Harbor Trail and the demolition and abatement of the Grand Street School in New Cassel.
The Five Year Plan will require a total expenditure of $48 million, with federal and state grants providing more than half of that funding. Included in those grants is the reconstruction of Town Dock which is slated to cost $18 million, and will be fully reimbursed by FEMA.
The remaining funding was approved by the Town Board on March 11th and the plan was reviewed during a Special Work Session of the Town Board on April 28th.
The Capital plan can be viewed on the Town’s website by following the link: http://www.northhempsteadny.gov/capitalplan
Fees restructured at Town Parks
The Board also approved changes to the fee schedule across all North Hempstead Town Parks. Most notably, fees have been adjusted for the “Yes We Can” Community Center in New Cassel in hopes to make the center more competitive with local gym and fitness center franchises.
Fees for adult town residents to use the entire facility, which includes the basketball courts and fitness center, have been dropped from $21 a month to $16. There is also now a new family discount, which reduces the fee by $2 for the second adult in the family. The half-gym rental fee was also reduced from $150 per hour to $100. For a full listing of fees at “Yes We Can,” see below.
| 16 & 17 Year Olds
| Project Independence Members
| Daily Fee*
*Changes from last year are highlighted
Green Codes Updated
In order to encourage residents to consider energy efficiency upgrades
in their homes, the Board also approved updating the building code to
include closed geothermal systems, which do not harm our underground
aquifers. Placing the permits for geothermal system under the building
department will also be less costly for the homeowner or business. A
nominal permit fee of $100.00 will be charged.
The next Town Board meeting will be on June 10 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.northhempsteadny.gov.