If you missed the latest meeting, here are some of the highlights:
- The law firm Jaspan Schlesinger has been hired as special counsel to represent the town regarding the . A town spokesman explained after the meeting that some North Hempstead residents including Ed Scott organized a petition to have the Levitt Park property put to a referendum after the town board approved the potential acquisition and bonding. There were 3,343 signatures needed on the petition, the spokesman said, and he added that the group obtained about 4,000 signatures. Jared Shapiro, another North Hempstead resident, has brought a case regarding the validity of those signatures. During the board meeting, Supervisor Jon Kaiman explained that since the town is going to court, it needs reperesentation. Scott encouraged him to simply have a referendum.
- A public hearing has been set for Aug. 21 regarding the Denton Green Apartments in Garden City Park. The proposal is for adding 1,152 square feet, including an elevator and a lobby.
- The town's master plan implementation board has been named defunct. Marianna Wohlgemuth, who was previously part of this committee, asked that the town consider not ending this group or reinstating it in the future because she felt there were important things that were learned and gained from the committee. Supervisor Jon Kaiman said it could potentially be started again and that the group hasn't met for about a decade.
- The town board authorized the renting of costumes for the annual North Hempstead Day.
- The board approved of moving a previously-scheduled town board meeting from Sept. 11 to Sept. 12.