FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 4, 2021
Community Meeting Exploring New Cassel’s Renaissance
MEDIA CONTACTS: Gordon Tepper, Rebecca Cheng, Matthew Leonenko and Michael Anderson | (516) 869-7794
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Council Member Viviana Russell and the New Cassel Steering Committee invite residents and business owners to participate in a virtual and online community meeting to learn about the Brownfields program grant project in New Cassel on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 7 p.m.
The Town was awarded a United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Community-Wide Assessment Grant. The EPA’s Brownfields Program provides assistance to help assess, safely clean up and reuse contaminated properties. This enables properties to be revitalized and put back into use. North Hempstead is reaching out the community to get their input to help guide current and future work in the area.
“We appreciate the EPA awarding us this grant. This project is a huge benefit to the community of New Cassel and the revitalization of the area,” said Supervisor Bosworth. “Input from our community including residents and business owners alike will help us fulfill the community’s vision for enhancing properties while creating a more attractive, walkable, and livable New Cassel.”
“We hope the residents of New Cassel will join us and provide their thoughts on what they hope to see for their community,” said Council Member Russell. “The collective efforts of the steering committee has been invaluable in guiding the town towards the needs and wants of the community and helping to notify residents as we embark on the next steps of this project.”
The steering committee includes Traci Caines, North Hempstead Housing Authority; Carolina Guardado, Hispanic United Association of Westbury; Bishop Lionel Harvey, First Baptist Cathedral of Westbury; Mike Jackson, Bunky Reid All Stars; Sol Marie Alfonso-Jones, Long Island Community Foundation; Kenneth Little, Community Member; Mika Rose, Local Business Owner; Pablo F. Sinclair, Westbury Hills Civic Association; and Vicki Sylvain, Westbury School District.
Those interested in attending can visit: www.northhempsteadny.gov/NewCassel-2021 to register. For those unable to attend on that date, a recording of the program will be made available for viewing.
This meeting will involve a presentation and the opportunity to provide feedback on potential properties and possible future uses. The session will culminate with an online survey to help formalize results. The online survey will be open until July 2, 2021 to allow residents ample time to share their thoughts and ideas.
Those interested in providing their feedback and viewing informational materials may do so by visiting the previous link or clicking on the following QR code to complete the online survey in either English, Spanish or Haitian Creole.