Report: Kaiman Is on Short Candidate List to Head LIPA

The North Hempstead supervisor may fill vacant executive post, according to published report.

North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman is on a short list of candidates for the chief executive position at the Long Island Power Authority, according to a Newsday report

Kaiman, a longtime resident of Great Neck, has served as supervisor in North Hempstead since January 1, 2004. He is a Democrat.

The appointment, which has yet to be finalized by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's office, could come as early as Oct. 2, according to Newsday.

Kaiman, 50, serves as the chairman of the town’s Solid Waste Management Authority, Commissioner of the Great Neck North Water Authority, a board member of the Long Island Regional Planning Council and as a board member of the Association of a Better Long Island. He is a former trustee of Temple Israel of Great Neck.

After serving since 2007, former LIPA chief Kevin Law left in September 2010 to head up the Long Island Association.

LIPA, a non-profit municipal electric utility, provides electric service to more than 1.1 million customers in Suffolk and Nassau and the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens. 

Robert J. Pape, Jr. September 28, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Now District Attorney Kathleen Rice can run for County Executive and Wayne Wink can be appointed for the unexpired term of the Town Supervisor. This doesn't pass the smell test. To paraphrase NT "the money trail" has ended for the short term. Shameful.
David September 28, 2012 at 11:17 PM
It's time for News Day to fabricate news in favor of the good old subservient politician who is being forced out of Town
Craig Baines September 28, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Let me tell you how this will all shake out, first Leg. Judi Bosworth will be sworn in as the next North Hempstead Town Supervisor, second CE Mangano will be handily re-elected because the dems have no serious contenders with money to run a competitive campaign and third DA Rice will keep her powder dry and run for Rep. McCarthy's seat in two years when she retires.
jonathan winant September 29, 2012 at 11:28 AM
All I ave to say is "What in the world will happen?"
Joseph NH September 29, 2012 at 09:59 PM
Please contact senator Fuschillo. To let him know how you feel about Kaiman's possible appointment to head LIPA Charles J. Fuschillo Jr. | New York State Senate www.nysenate.gov/senator/charles-j- ...
jonathan winant September 29, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Joseph NH : just as I expected thelink does not work there senator for my area could not be found!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Joseph NH September 29, 2012 at 11:56 PM
Please google senator Charles. Fuschillo He is the head of the committee who will confirm Kaiman's nomination
Craig Baines September 30, 2012 at 01:00 AM
@Joseph NH you must be a political novice because this is how it really works in the empire state, first the Governor decides who it will be, second his aides contact Sklelos who has dozens of mini-deals going on with the Governor concerning boards, panels and authorities from Niagra Falls to Hudson Falls and promptly agrees then Fuchillo falls in line with his leaders wishes and shepards the appointment through his committee and sends it off to the full Senate where it will only need two or three republicans to vote for it for the appointment to become final, having said that it will pass the Senate with no naye votes. Kaiman will become Chairman of LIPA.
citizen September 30, 2012 at 06:03 PM
If Kaiman is on his way out, why does he feel the need push this re-zoning proposal that nobody in town wants (outside of a few developers)? Mr Kaiman - we have to live with this long after you have moved on the bigger things.
jonathan winant September 30, 2012 at 06:44 PM
After I left the terrible meeting I realized something that no one mentioned. The Town wanted to allow four story buildings then they went to three stories. Being that we allready have the Stannards building which is four floors and the three story building which houses the Dolphin Book Store when did the regulations suddenly change? Look at Craigslist and you will see numerous listings for residential units in commercial type buildings up and down Main Street. Why propose what we already have? Something certanly sounds rotten in Denmark as the saying goes. Everyone can come to their own conclusions which we might never know if they are correct or not. Things which make you go HMMMMM
jonathan winant September 30, 2012 at 06:47 PM
My last comment should read a little differently. What I was alluding to is that if wee have residential/commercial; buildings and buildings which meet or exceede the hieght which is now being proposed then why is there the need for new zoning laws? Beautification yes that is definitely needed but that is not rezoning. Do you rezone to plant treets, flowers, shrubs, fix sidewalks and curbs?
Margie October 01, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Because promises were made during the election. Rezoning on Main Street Port Washington and the Roslyn Country Club deal. All behind the scene promises.
Mary November 09, 2012 at 03:10 AM
Hey Mr. Kaiman still want to be on LIPA's short list. We already have enough problems with LIPA, we don't need to add you to that mix.


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