FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 21, 2017
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Supervisor Bosworth & Town Board Unanimously Approve 2018-2022 Capital Plan, Which Includes $1M for Sidewalk Repairs
Plan also addresses park upgrades, road repaving
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board unanimously approved the Town’s 2018-2022 Capital Plan, which includes $91 million of infrastructure investment and a nearly $1 million increase from last year for sidewalk repair. The Town will fund the 2018 expenditures with $8.1 million of additional long-term borrowing, after accounting for grants and existing funding. Federal and state grants provide $10.5 million over the five years, as the Town continues to apply for grants to help fund future projects.
The approved plan contains funding for improvements to sports fields; upgrades to parks; the continuation of design plans for North Hempstead Beach Park; and $4.2 million for extensive road re-paving throughout the Town that will total $21 million over the course of the five-year-plan. In addition, funding of $100,000 for road drainage major emergencies has been included.
For a full list of projects visit: www.northhempsteadny.gov/capitalplan
“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.”
Some of the new projects added this year include the renovation to the soccer fields at I-Park in Lake Success; upgrades to John Caemmerer Park and the repaving of the parking lot; the installation of a new spray pad and playground at Mary Jane Davies Park in Manhasset and a new spray pad at Martin “Bunky” Reid Park in Westbury; improvements of the grounds at Whitney Pond Park; restoration of the wetlands at North Hempstead Beach Park; concrete road reconstruction; drainage improvements to roads throughout the Town; roof replacement at the Denton Avenue Department of Public Works; new vehicles for the Town’s Code Enforcement; and improvements to the pool mechanics at Harbor Hills in Great Neck Estates.
To review the remainder of the projects in the 5-year capital plan, log on to www.northhempsteadny.gov/capitalplan.