March 13, 2006
Mineola, NY – Nassau County Deputy Presiding Officer Roger Corbin (D-Westbury) and Legislator Kevan Abrahams (D-Hempstead) last week approved a resolution to disperse more than $21 M from Nassau County mortgage tax revenue to the County’s 64 incorporated villages. The Village of Westbury will receive $69,848, the Village of Hempstead will receive $199,915, and the Village of Freeport will receive $233,927
In other news, Legislator Corbin was once again named Deputy Presiding Officer for his fourth term. Corbin is also a member of the Minority Affairs, Finance, and Towns & Villages committees.
In addition, Legislator Abrahams was once again named chair of the Public Works Committee. Legislator Abrahams was also named vice chair of the Finance Committee and Minority Affairs Committee and a member of the Public Safety and Economic Development & Labor committees.
Legislators Corbin and Abrahams also approved the following supplemental appropriations for grant funds:
The Legislators authorized the transfer of funds for the following Health Department programs: $11,057 Health Department’s Public Health Campaign-TB Grant; $6,779 Environmental Protect Agency Grant; $8,761 Immunization Action Plan Program Grant; $1,000 Bathing and Beach Water Quality Monitoring Grant.
The Legislators also approved: $ 16,000 for Nassau Community College (Chancellor’s Award for Internationalization) Funds to be received from SUNY to be used to supplement expenditures in connection with travel to Ethiopia for a Physical Anthropology course and to Poland for an Economics course. The College won these two awards as a result of f a competition and they are $8,000 each; $147,310 Nassau Community College (Nursing & Allied Health Services) Funds to be received from the Department of Health & Human Services Administration to provide funding for the purchase of equipment for the Nursing and Allied Health Services Department.
The Legislature’s majority members approved the following appointment: Martin Melkonian to the Nassau County Rent Guidelines Board, for a three year term expiring on December 31, 2009 and John E. Imhof as the Commissioner of Social Services.
In other business, the Legislators approved the renaming of the Hempstead Transit Center to “Rosa Parks Hempstead Transit Center.”
The legislature also approved the acceptance of a donation consisting of 200 pieces of assorted office furniture valued at $30,000 from T&O Associates in Westbury and the following agencies were added to the list of agencies with which the County may execute contracts on behalf of the Youth Board: BiasHELP, Inc.; COPAY, Inc of Great Neck; Help End Violence Now, Inc; S.T.R.O.N.G. Youth, Inc and the Westbury Community Improvement Corporation, Inc. All the agencies will address youth-related issues, including gang related violence prevention, recreational and educational services and assistance for at risk youth and families.The next legislative session is scheduled for March 20, 2006 at 10 a.m.