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North Hempstead Looking to Lease Hybrid Car

Town board meets Tuesday in Manhasset.

In their ongoing promotion of a "greener" environment, Town of North Hempstead officials might have to spend more green.

A resolution authorizing the execution of a lease agreement between the Town of North Hempstead and Westbury Toyota for use of a hybrid plug-in Prius at the town's "Yes We Can" Community Center will be discussed at a board of trustees meeting Tuesday at Town Hall in Manhasset. 

The lease amount for the vehicle was not immediately made available to Patch.

In 2012, U.S. sales of hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles improved dramatically from 2011 numbers, according to greencarreports.com

Advancing what he calls his "ongoing mission" to keep North Hempstead green, Supervisor Jon Kaiman and the town board have authorized environmental initiatives including: the Recycle The Rain project; a recycle store and school programs such as the recycled art contest, "trashion show," Earth Day video contest and Food For Feed program, among others.

Also at the meeting, a vote on a bond resolution appropriating $850,000 in funding for the acquisition of the Great Neck Arts Center is expected. The town board voted last month to acquire and change the name of the center to the Gold Coast Arts Center. Town board member Dina DeGiorgio voted against the plan.

Additionally, a bond resolution to appropriate $14.8 million in serial bonds for improvement of facilities of the Carle Place Water District will be discussed at a public hearing.

Public hearings Tuesday include:

  • A proposal considering an application by Ivy Enterprises for site plan approval at 3 Seaview Blvd. in Port Washington. The proposed action consists of the construction of a new 72,457 square foot warehouse and office space on a 3-acre vacant parcel in the Seaview Planned Industrial Park.
  • Consideration of contracts for various fire departments in the Town of North Hempstead.

The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. See the full meeting agenda in the photo section.

Port North Resident January 30, 2013 at 10:43 PM
If you have a problem report it to the town or call the Councilwoman's office. Equipment breaks it is a reality but if the town doesn't know about the problem how on earth can they then fix it. Do your civic duty, stop complaining on the Patch and report the problem to the people who can actually fix it!
NYB January 30, 2013 at 11:00 PM
Find and fix problems? Civic duty? Sounds more like a problem for an undoubtedly overpaid and under-worked town employee who is working hard to do as little as possible somewhere. We pay taxes, we should have a guy for this, the worst part is, we probably do, so we're paying for nothing.
Joseph D January 31, 2013 at 02:04 AM
for some reason it seems North Hempstead is a magnet for the unemployable , inept, corrupt , lazy people.

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