January 15, 2009
|Pictured in front of a large construction tractor is Legislator Nicolello and members of the Nassau County Legislature, as well as Bill Helmsorig from Interstate Paving in Hicksville and Marc Herbst, the executive director of the Long Island Contractors Association.
At the Legislative Meeting January 12, 2009, Legislator Rich Nicolello and the Nassau County Legislature unanimously voted to approve the 2009 Nassau County Capital Budget Plan. The Legislators voted to support the projects that the county will undertake to improve the health, safety and quality of life of Nassau County residents over the next four years.
These capital projects include maintenance and rehabilitation of county roads, preservation and redevelopment of county parks, enhancement of technology to improve government efficiency, and much more throughout the county and in our neighborhood. In addition, funding has been approved to make improvements to Nassau Community College, including the planning of a new Performing Arts Center and a new Energy Initiative. The approval of the county’s contributions to the projects will now enable NCC to access $4.2 million in additional New York State funding.
Approval of the Capital Plan also ensures there will be many opportunities for employment here in Nassau County in the coming year. “I’m glad that we were able to agree on a smart plan for 2009 and I look forward to getting the projects started,” said Legislator Nicolello.