Supervisor Kaiman Delivers Second
State of the Town Address
Cites Strong Fiscal Outlook and
Reinvestment in Parks & Roads
Immediate Release | Contact: David Chauvin (516) 869-7794|January 27th
Roslyn, NY – North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman delivered his second State of the Town address today outlining his major initiatives for his second year in office. The event, which was hosted by the League of Women Voters of Port Washington-Manhasset, was followed by a brief question and answer session from the crowd.
“I am proud to announce that we were able to increase spending in the 2005 budget up from 2004 without raising taxes,” stated Supervisor Kaiman. “This is the result of conservative fiscal budgeting over many years and which we have continued in 2005 in conjunction with additional sales and mortgage tax revenue. We continue to put millions towards our long term debt burden while operating within our debt management plan resulting in minimal additional debt on an annual basis.”
Continuing to make the Town’s financial integrity a top priority, Kaiman outlined several accomplishments over the course of the last year: Operation Clean Sweep, Groundbreaking of the New Cassel Redevelopment Project, and 500% increase in Town enforcement revenues.
The Supervisor also cited the success of the Town’s Community-Based Planning initiative, “We have organized dozens of community meetings through out the Town in neighborhoods such as Carle Place, New Hyde Park, Roslyn Heights, Great Neck, Port Washington, and Albertson to address issues ranging from housing and economic development, to park improvements and road widening projects. And our goal has always remained the same: To communicate with local residents about decisions that we are making that affect them.”
Among his many goals for 2005, Supervisor Kaiman announced the Town’s commitment to reinvest in parks and roadways. He stated, “We will be improving the facilities in our parks and continuing to resurface our basketball and tennis courts, improve walkways, and to install modern, safe children’s playgrounds throughout our Town parks. Moreover, we are upgrading our highway equipment, including purchasing a dozen new trucks and new salt-brine equipment that will melt snow and ice quicker, better and longer than we’ve been able to do in the past.”
In addition, the Supervisor provided additions details about his plan to modernize the Town’s information technology infrastructure creating a 311 constituent response system. “I am proud to announce that in 2005, the Town of North Hempstead will be turning on North Hempstead’s own 311 constituent response system.”