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Town Attorney Steps Down; A Building Department Amnesty

Here are some of the highlights of Tuesday's Town of North Hempstead meeting.

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

  • Richard Finkel will no longer be the Town's attorney. Following the Town board meeting Tuesday, Supervisor Jon Kaiman thanked Finkel for his service saying that, "Since he first came in he's done an extraordinary job... We're so much better off that he was here." Councilman Angelo Ferrara called Finkel a "class act" and wished him "nothing but the best." Councilwoman Viviana Russell said she would really miss Finkel and Councilwoman Lee Seeman noted that she "really enjoyed working with you." Councilwoman Dina DeGiorgio said that she can "always count on getting an answer from you," which she appreciated.
  • The Town voted to adopt a law that would get rid of the requirement to submit a property survey to the Town's building department for interior alterations or renovations that don't change the footprint of the building. Kaiman explained that this is a "reconciliation" or "amnesty" for people whose buildings are not in compliance to help to get them up to code.
  • A public hearing regarding putting full stops signs at Dyckman Avenue and Nassau Boulevard as well as Dyckman Avenue and Seventh Avenue in Garden City Park was set for July 10.
  • A hearing about putting a fuel tank underground at 88 Nassau Boulevard in Garden City Park was set for July 10.
  • The Roslyn Little League made a gift of $50,000 a year to be paid for three years related to improvements made to North Hempstead Beach Park's baseball fields.
  • The Town will be preparing and submitting a grant proposal for bulletproof vests for harbor patrol and public safety officers.
Nassau Taxpayer June 24, 2012 at 06:51 PM
How, exactly, is this legislation worded? And in what way does it serve as "reconciliation" or "amnesty"?
Dahlia Omega June 25, 2012 at 02:59 PM
How much is Roslyn Little League giving. There is no such number as $50,00
Nassau Taxpayer June 25, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Not enough!
Maryann June 25, 2012 at 08:19 PM
Guarntee the the village attorney of Manorhaven, Gerard Terry, who will either be fired or resign will get this job!
carol M June 25, 2012 at 10:14 PM
both jerrard Terry and fink should be investigated guaranteed thy will have to serve time
Mitch D. July 07, 2012 at 05:32 PM
If Terry gets the job God help us on the flip side hes met his match with Dina she takes no S***!
Kevin July 17, 2012 at 03:51 PM
@ jane doe - Jon kaimen is not corrupt he is a gifted poltician with an agenda to support as bad as most of his actions have been he is not corrupt.
NH tax payer July 18, 2012 at 02:23 AM
Councilman Angelo Ferrara called Finkel a "class act" and wished him "nothing but the best." next Board meeting : councilman Angelo Ferrara. called Filkel "too cheap to move his office furniture fine example of a petty politician talking from both side of his mouth

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