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Fielding Hired by Town; Hearing Set

Highlights from the recent North Hempstead meeting.

If you missed the Town of North Hempstead board meeting on Tuesday night, here are some of the highlights:

  • The board approved the setting of a hearing for July 30 about the installation of underground tanks at 901 Hillside Avenue in New Hyde Park.
  • The board accepted the used office furnture from former Town attorney Richard Finkel's office as a gift. Councilman Angelo Ferrara joked that the Town was accepting this gift because "he was too cheap to move it."
  • A $5,000 donation from WAC Lighting and a $500 donation from Shanghai Commercial Bank were approved by the board as sponsorship for the Asian American festival that was held in May.
  • A $5,000 donation to sponsor the Earth Day celebration in North Hempstead from the IESI Corporation was accepted by the board.
  • The board approved a measure to prepare and submit grant applications for the North Hempstead Housing Authority. Supervisor Jon Kaiman noted that the amount of the grant was about $175,000.
  • The board also allowed the development of another grant application for the solid waste management authority. Kaiman explained that the grant amount could be up to $1.5 million.
  • The Landmark in Port Washington purchased flags to put on light poles in the area and the Town wil be putting them up, explained Councilwoman Dina DeGiorgio. The board approved this measure on Tuesday night.
  • A supplemental budget appropriation of $26,250 was made because of additional grant money from the federal government.
  • Former Manorhaven Village Clerk Jonathan Fielding has been hired as the secretary of the board of Zoning and Appeals. Linda Zeuch has been appointed as the Town attorney.
  • The following people were appointed to the Town's ecological commission: Jennifer Wilson-Pines, Arthur Smith, Patti Wood, Paula Cuomo, Patty Katz, Margaret Markham, T.J. Costello, Joanne Piluso and Gerard Wall.
Port North Resident July 16, 2012 at 02:01 AM
I see Gerard Terry chairman of the NH Dems, town BZA council and former Manorhaven village attorney took care of his pal Fielding with another government job that we are paying for. It is good to know patronage is alive and well in Jon Kaiman's North Hempstead!
David sander July 16, 2012 at 02:51 AM
As manor heaven cleans up, Kaiman picks up the garbage , and we all pay for it These people put boss tweed to shame
David sander July 16, 2012 at 02:58 AM
Village Attorney Charles J. Casolaro confirmed that Jonathan Fielding “abruptly resigned” from his position as village clerk, “to our surprise” on July 3. Casolaro had no other comment on Fielding’s resignation. Fielding did not return a request for comment at press time.  Meanwhile, Mayor Giovanna Giunta and the board of trustees are working on taking corrective actions on an audit completed by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Released July 3, the audit looked at operations from June 1, 2009, through Oct. 31, 2010.  It found that employees of the Village of Manorhaven had not maintained timesheets, and that management or a village official did not provide approval of the hours recorded onto the weekly timesheet prior to employees being paid. It revealed, too, that the board had not established a policy to guide the overtime process. Auditors found discrepancies between the timesheet and the payroll register in 41 of 126 instances tested. Auditors also found that the village did not obtain competition when procuring seven of the eight professional services providers who were paid $155,000 during the audit period. now fielding can continue the inept conduct at North Hempstead he will feel perfectly at home
ELEANOR July 16, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Has Jonathan met with the ethics committee yet? Hey Jonathan who do you owe and what do you owe for this position?
NH Tax Payer July 17, 2012 at 09:10 AM
more proof : Town of North Hempstead under Kaiman is a gang of thieves.
Craig Baines July 17, 2012 at 06:57 PM
so what.....who cares...between all thoses bozos in manorhaven village hall they do not have half the brains of Fielding.....
Craig Baines July 18, 2012 at 01:07 AM
Gee what are to trying to say that it sounds like the Nassau GOP in Hempstead town and Oyster Bay, Or NH when it was controlled by republicans? Guinta is a GOP committee person so watch out for much of the same in manorhaven while the smoke and mirrors is spread on this site. PS we know Casalaro is a Dean Skelos GOP flunky from the south shore.
Nassau Taxpayer July 18, 2012 at 01:37 AM
Q: Is it best to do the ToNH audit now, or wait until later?
NH tax payer July 18, 2012 at 02:02 AM
Full brain to steal , then run away ?
Craig Baines July 18, 2012 at 02:27 AM
anyone with half a brain would run away from the group that is in charge now
John Landon July 19, 2012 at 09:14 PM
Forget Casolaro. Everyone knows that Manohaven's new mayor is under the influence of this man: http://www.nytimes.com/2001/05/06/nyregion/reporter-s-notebook-solving-a-family-difficulty-the-genovese-way-bluntly.html
stewart fishman July 26, 2012 at 12:48 AM
@John, The new mayor takes order from no one !!!good luck to them its a new begining no dougie ,no terry no meehan ,no dileo this is just the other side being a sore loser!!
stewart fishman July 26, 2012 at 12:51 AM
@craig who I believe is Dougie S. get a life!!
Craig Baines July 26, 2012 at 02:18 AM
bainesboy- you judge one by the company you keep (and sleep), birds of a feather flock together as the saying goes.....
stewart fishman July 26, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Sounds like the letter writer hmmm?Craig aka dougie or terry your not even worth responding 2 . Look at the way the village was run in the past . Yes we know how the saying goes birds of a feather flock together Terry ,Kaiman Dejana ,Dougie ,Meehan,Dileo ,Fahey,Gibbson,Delucia and of course Fielding .Thats some dirty birds
stewart fishman July 26, 2012 at 01:28 PM
@ Baines Mat 7 v2 Judging Others 7 “Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. 3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye
Craig Baines July 26, 2012 at 07:50 PM
What?????

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