FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2018
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Town Board Round Up
Town Board Establishes Labor Advisory Board and Awards Contract for Dog Park Construction
North Hempstead, NY – At the recent September 6 Town Board meeting North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board approved an award to D.F. Stone for the construction of a new dog park at Michael J. Tully Park. Earlier this year, Nelson & Pope Engineers and Surveyors were awarded the contract to design the dog park. Construction on the project will begin once the contract has been signed and a construction schedule is established. The Town’s goal is to move forward as quickly as possible with this project.
The Town Board also established the creation of a North Hempstead Labor Advisory Board. The newly-established board will provide the Town Board with expertise and experience in developing labor policy and legislation within the Town. Members of the new board include:
• John Durso, President, Long Island Federation of Labor
• Roger Clayman, Executive Director, Long Island Federation of Labor
• Danny Grodotzke, Business Manager, Plumbers Local Union 200
• Pat Dolan, President, Steamfitters Local 638
• Nick LaMorte, Long Island Regional President, CSEA
• Steve Flanagan, Business manager, Laborers, Local 66
• Kevin Casey, Business Manager, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 25
• Scott Adrian – Representative of International Union of Operating Engineers, Local Union No. 138
Also approved at the board meeting:
• The Board also held a public hearing to discuss the demolition of two buildings at 19 State Street to create 108 additional parking spaces.
• The Town Board approved a new law that would require paint used to cover graffiti be of the same or a similar color to the surface. The new law is intended to improve quality of life.
• D.F. Stone was awarded the bid for the rehabilitation of the parking lot at Caemmerer Park in Albertson.
• The Town voted to extend the building moratorium for the Port Washington Waterfront Business District for two months, through January 1, 2019.
• The Town approved a grant application with the National Endowment of the Arts’ for its Our Town grant to support transforming Town Dock into an attractive and interactive space which will incorporate the area’s maritime heritage through the use of the arts. Maritime Heritage Town Dock Resiliency Project, an effort to incorporate creative. The application is for $83,750 (with a $83,750 monetary and in kind services match)
The next Town Board meeting will be held on Thursday, September 27 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall in Manhasset. For more information, please call 311 or 516-869-6311 from outside the Town.