FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 23, 2019
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Supervisor & Town Board Approve 2020-2024 Capital Plan
First Phase of North Hempstead Beach Park reimagining, 9-11 Memorial site construction & improvements to Bunky Reid pool top list of projects
North Hempstead, NY - North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board approved the Town’s 2020-2024 Capital Plan, which includes $55.39 million in capital improvements in the General Fund. Project highlights include engineering services for phase 1 of the North Hempstead Beach Park visioning project, site improvements for the 9-11 Memorial at Manhasset Valley Park, and the pool rehabilitation project at Martin “Bunky” Reid Park. The Town will fund the 2020 portion of the General Fund’s capital improvements with $9.5 million dollars in bond authorizations after accounting for grants and existing funding.
Included in the Capital Plan is $7.6 million in grants. Additionally, FEMA has committed over $33.5 million for various Town projects.BR>
The Plan includes funding of $4.2 million for road repaving (residential and industrial), $1,000,000 for sidewalk improvements and an additional $1,000,000 for concrete road work. In addition, funding of $400,000 for road drainage has been included.
“This year’s five year capital plan continues to focus on a wide variety of infrastructure projects for the Town,” said Supervisor Bosworth. “As any homeowner knows, most maintenance projects are not glamorous, but they are very necessary and that is what we try to address with our five-year capital plan. It is our goal to keep the Town structurally sound and safe and to maintain a great quality of life into the future. We will also be concentrating on environmental projects including the installation of a vehicle wash station at our Roslyn Highway Yard.”
The Capital Plan will also be funding a project for the Building Department that would digitalize all property records, historical documents, deeds, drawings, certificate of occupancies and more. This project will safeguard records in the event of flood or fire and will make them available to be viewed online.
Other Capital Projects include:
¦A feasibility study to make recommendations on expanding and improving the TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) program currently in place and the potential of creating a new Cat Shelter Program.
¦The reconstruction, improvement and functionality of the existing Clinton G. Martin parking lot parking. This work includes but is not limited to milling, resurfacing, re-striping, lighting, and removal of certain cement islands.
¦Engineering services for Charles Fuschillo Park which will focus on the installation of a new playground and turning the former ice skating rink into a water spray pad. The project will also include rehabilitation of quiet area of park.
¦Evaluation of existing conditions of pool and pump house at Martin “Bunky” Reid Park and pool, and including but not limited to: pool structure, fencing deck, drains, plumbing, gutter system, pool mechanical/electrical components, pool, chlorination system, pool controls, heating and ventilation of mechanical/filtration room, and etc.
¦Historical structural repairs at the Schumacher House including historical restoration of exterior envelope including but not limited to; siding, windows, trim, shutters, doors, gutters, leaders, etc. Historical restoration of exterior features, including but not limited to; stoops, porticos, and associated hardscaping. Limited landscaping improvements around perimeter of building.
¦The installation of shade structures for the Whitney Pond pool complex.
¦Leeds Pond Culvert rehabilitation project would develop a new overflow culvert constructed north of the culvert at the location where there is an existing outflow to the bay, requiring a spillway entrance to maintain the pond elevation and a shallow coffer dam until construction across the road is completed.
¦ A project to study the feasibility of a water management system that would use storm water collected at both the Solid Waste Management Authority landfills and at the Harbor Links Golf Course to help address water conservation concerns.
For a full list of projects visit: www.northhempsteadny.gov/capitalplan