FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 27, 2016
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Town of North Hempstead Stats Serve as Report Card for Town Services
North Hempstead, NY – In 2016 the Town’s Town Stat program was recognized by the ICMA (International City/County Management Association) for the sixth consecutive year. According to the ICMA, North Hempstead is among eight jurisdictions nationwide to receive the Certificate of Distinction, and one of 53 recognized overall by the ICMA in any category. (Source: http://icma.org/en/icma/members/awards/cpm_certificate_program)
“In many ways these numbers are like a report card for the Town , they reveal a lot about how efficiently Town government is working, how satisfied residents are and where there is room for improvement,” said Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “By tracking performance and, in turn, making adjustments based on the collected data, TownStat helps the Town do a better job on behalf of our residents.”
9.4 miles of residential roadway resurfaced, 125 dogs adopted, 542 trees planted, 37 tons of electronic waste collected, and 161,490 calls answered by the Town of North Hempstead’s 311 Call Center in 2016 These are just a small handful of statistics that were tallied this year by the Town of North Hempstead’s TownStat Department which collects data on how constituent concerns are addressed.
Additional statistics for the year as of December 2016 include:
The Town was awarded $16,454,489 in grant funds; $1,668,458 in new grant funds and $14,786,031 in FEMA funds.
The Town’s Solid Waste Management Authority’s (SWMA) School Recycling Partnership Program recycled an estimated 351.93 tons of paper and 31.47 tons “co-mingles”.
The Town’s S.T.O.P. (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) program took in 37 tons of “e-waste” and 6,845 tons of pharmaceuticals.
The Building Department issued 4,721 (through November 30) permits in 2016.
• Commercial – 958
• Residential – 3,763
The Highway Department responded to 561 constituent requests for pothole repairs and in addition, also repaired 342 potholes proactively through December 8.
The Town’s parks and pools saw lots of activity:
• Clinton G. Martin: 517 new memberships, 2,856 renewed
• Manorhaven: 1,136 new memberships, 3,266 renewed
• Michael J. Tully: 680 new memberships, 730 renewed
• North Hempstead’s “Yes We Can” Community Center: 353 new memberships, 1,522 renewed
North Hempstead Beach Park saw a total of 10,000 total daily passes and annual parking permits.
Through November, the Town’s Animal Shelter saw 125 dogs adopted and 108 lost dogs reunited with their owners.