North Hempstead acts on projects, cooperative agreements, sets public hearings

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Town of North Hempstead officials met in Clinton G. Martin Park on Tuesday, passing a slew of resolutions and setting public hearing dates. (Photo by Janelle Clausen)
Town of North Hempstead officials met in Clinton G. Martin Park on Tuesday, passing a slew of resolutions and setting public hearing dates. (Photo by Janelle Clausen)

The Town of North Hempstead Board approved a number of resolutions on Tuesday night, including streetscape improvement projects in Port Washington worth nearly $1 million,  cooperative agreements and emergency repairs at two parks.

Townwide actions

  • The town set a public hearing date of June 5 to propose a law that would “establish a procedure for the revocation and suspension of plumbing and electrical licenses,” clarify certain fees and “make certain technical corrections to the procedures for issuing plumbing permits.”
  • Board members voted to allow the town comptroller to move cash from the general fund to the special district funds, with Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth citing “uncertainty” when it comes to receiving payments from Nassau County.”We will use this to cover potential cash flow needs stemming from continuing uncertainty from the county over the amount of LIPA Pilot payments in 2018 and their allocation between taxing jurisdictions,” she said. “This will also help the garbage districts with cash flow needs related to borrowing for refunds to Verizon and Keyspan.”

    Bosworth added that the town anticipates the money “will eventually be refunded” by Nassau County.

  • Town officials formalized an agreement with various towns across Long Island to assist each other in times of emergencies.”I think we do this anyhow, but this is just a more formal way of codifying that,”   Bosworth said.
  • The Town Board accepted a $5,000 donation from WAC lighting for the town’s 2018 Asian American Festival, a $1,100 donation from Janet Wiener-DeWinter toward the purchase of a memorial bench at the Town Dock, and funding from Swim Together for memberships at the Manorhaven Pool.

Port Washington

  • Town board members unanimously approved a set of streetscape improvements worth $960,151 for Main Street in Port Washington.Four companies had bid on the contract, according to the resolution, with only J. Anthony Enterprises – whose bid was worth $960,151 – offering to do the projects for less than $1 million.

    The other bidders included Quintal Contracting Corp. in Islip, which offered to do the project for $1,378,765, Roadwork Ahead in Westbury, which put in a bid of $1,050,980 dollars and TDI Construction Inc, which offered to do the project for $1,581,357.

    “I say yay,” Dina DeGiorgio, the town councilwoman representing Port Washington, said when voting in favor of the resolution.

  • The Town of North Hempstead tweaked its contract with the Port Washington Fire Department to more accurately reflect the department’s budget, increasing fire protection service payments from about $1.479 million to $1.483 million while reducing EMS payments from $234,152 to $229,397.
  • Town Board members set a public hearing date of June 5 to potentially amend Article IX of the Uniform Traffic Code to let first responders park for up to three days in spaces regulated by the Port Washington Public Parking District.
  • The town authorized a $37,885 payment to Miller Environmental Group Inc. to conduct emergency pipe repair work at Valley and Harbor Roads in Port Washington.
  • Board members authorized Water King Inc. to install a new irrigation system at Blumenfeld Family Park in Port Washington for a cost not to exceed $7,910.

Roslyn

  • Diana Soll, who town officials said is a Roslyn resident, donated to the town a map of North Hempstead published by Comstack and Cline dating to 1873. The estimated value is unclear.
  • Donald Street Park in Roslyn Heights will get a new splash pad, according to a town resolution. PlayPower LT Farmington Inc. will perform the project for approximately $14,580.99.
  • The town will sponsor a concert at East Hills Park on July 3 for “an amount not to exceed $2,400.”
  • There will be a public hearing on June 5 pertaining to securing a special use permit to add a drive-thru window at Wendy’s in Greenvale, located at 15 Glen Cove Road.

New Hyde Park

  • Town Board members approved an amendment to an agreement with PlayPower Lt Farmington Inc. to add more playground equipment to Broadway Park in Garden City Park for a cost not to exceed $5,528. This builds on the $76,897 contract the town had with the company to install the playground.
  • The board authorized a $4,650 payment to Water King Inc. to conduct emergency HVAC and pipe repairs at Michael J. Tully Park in New Hyde Park.

Great Neck

  • The Gold Coast Arts Center in Great Neck Plaza will be a subject of the town’s HVAC replacement project, according to a resolution. Town spokeswoman Carole Trottere said the contract, worth about $30,000, was awarded to Comfort Kool.
  • The town adopted a resolution creating a new address of 22 Somerset Drive South in Great Neck, which Councilwoman Lee Seeman had described as “a split property.”

The Willistons

  • The Town Board authorized Water King Inc. to install a gas furnace at John D. Caemmerer Park in Albertson for a cost not to exceed $4,485.

Manhasset

  • North Hempstead renewed its agreement with the Village of Plandome Manor for cooperative purchasing and services.

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