FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 24, 2018
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TOWN BOARD ROUND UP
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board held a public hearing at the July 17 Town Board Meeting to consider the North Hempstead Housing Authority’s application for a site plan review of the Grand Street property. The Town’s development of the Grand Street School property will create 77 units of affordable senior housing for those residents 62 years and up.
“Whenever I am out in the community speaking to our residents, I always hear about the need for affordable senior housing,” said Supervisor Bosworth. “The Grand Street development will provide some of this much-need senior housing in a convenient location within walking distance of local shopping and our Yes We Can Community Center. I am so pleased that, together with the Town’s Housing Authority and support from the State’s Division of Housing and Community Renewal, that we will be able to provide this for our aging residents.”
The application for the site plan review was unanimously approved.
Also approved at the board meeting:
• A public hearing was held to add seven properties to the New Cassel Urban Renewal Plan and renew remaining properties already added to the plan. The New Cassel Urban Renewal plan is an ongoing community revitalization project which includes an affordable housing lottery.
• The Town Board approved the submission of four grant applications. These include:
o A grant application to the New York State Downtown Revitalization Initiative, which if approved, the Town could receive up to $10 M to increase mixed use and improve walkability of downtown Port Washington.
o The Town also applied to the William G. Pomeroy Foundation’s Historic Marker Program to receive a historical marker for the Roslyn Grist Mill. The Town has previously been awarded this grant for historical landmarks include the Monfort Cemetery and Cedarmere property.
o A grant with the dormitory authority of the State of New York for the Stepping Stone Lighthouse. If awarded, the Town will receive $100,000 from State Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso to use toward a dock and foundation work of Stepping Stone Lighthouse.
o Finally, the Town approved a grant application with the New York Main Street Technical Assistance which, if awarded, would give the Town $20,000 toward businesses in the New Cassel area to improve storefronts and facades.
• Accepted gifts from Huntington Learning Center for $600 as a sponsor for Clark Botanic Garden Family concert and the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce for $625 for the Mary Jane Davies Green 2018 summer concert series. The Lauro family gifted $1,100 towards the purchase of a new bench at North Hempstead Beach Park.
• The Town appointed Stephen Mazza to the Hazard Reduction Team. The Hazard Reduction Team was created when the Town adopted the Workplace Violence Prevention Program in July of 2009.
• The Town named Tania Orenstein to the position Chief Deputy Town Comptroller. She was previously the Deputy Town Comptroller. New hire Albert Wong was named to fill Deputy Comptroller position.
• The Town hired George Morfessis as the new Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications.
• The Town entered into an agreement with Mill Neck’s Center for Hearing Health Audiology Van Services which will provide hearing exams at various town facilities as a part of the Town’s Project Independence program.
The next Town Board meeting will be held on August 14 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall in Manhasset. For more information, please call 311 or 516-869-6311 from outside the Town.