FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 11, 2014
North Hempstead Launches Two New Technological Initiatives
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New Mobile App and Live Stream of Board Meetings Embraces 21st Century
North Hempstead, NY –As announced by Supervisor Judi Bosworth at last month’s State of the Town Address, the Town of North Hempstead is unveiling two brand new technological initiatives aimed at increasing accessibility to government for Town residents. The Town has officially launched the new “My North Hempstead” app, and will also be streaming Town Board meetings live on the Town’s website.
The comprehensive “My North Hempstead” app will provide a myriad of services to Town residents. It will be seamlessly integrated with the Town’s 311 Call Center, allowing constituents to place 311 service requests 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. It also allows for photos to be submitted with requests and can be a useful tool when reporting a pothole or a non-functioning streetlight.
The app also automatically provides recycling and garbage pickup schedules based on your location, and will provide the ability to add the schedules to your smartphone calendar.
“We are embracing the 21st century by bringing government services directly to smartphones,” said Supervisor Bosworth. “This added convenience will allow our residents to easily access information on the services important to them.”
In addition, Supervisor Bosworth followed through on a commitment of streaming Town Board Meetings live on the Town’s website.
“This initiative is geared towards giving anyone who cannot attend a meeting the opportunity to hear about a topic on the agenda via their computer, tablet or smartphone,” stated Bosworth.
Beginning February 25th, residents can view live Town Board meetings via the “Town Board Live” icon at www.northhempsteadny.gov or on their smartphone at http://stream.northhempsteadny.gov/iphone.htm. No additional software downloads are necessary to view the meetings.
The “My North Hempstead” app is now available in the iTunes store and will soon be available on Android devices. You can download the app by clicking on the “Town Mobile App” Icon at www.northhempsteadny.gov.
The My North Hempstead App on an iPhone and the Town Board meeting on a laptop.