Nassau County Presiding Officer Judy Jacobs (D-Woodbury) joined fellow lawmakers in approving funds for meal delivery for the County’s senior citizens. The program is designed to provide full meals to nutritionally at-risk seniors, many of whom are low income, frail and/or minority.
“This home delivery system is another example of Nassau County’s commitment to the health and well-being of our senior citizens,” Jacobs said. “It is up to all of us to ensure that seniors receive all of the support and help they need, and I am proud to approve this measure.”
The funds for the program, totaling $183,025, come in a supplemental appropriation from the New York State Office for the aging. Other supplemental appropriations approved by the legislature for senior citizens programming included:
In other business, the Legislature approved a measure regulating the connections to the County municipal separate storm sewer system, and the regulation of non-storm water discharges into the system. Enforcement will be handled by the Department of Public Works.
The Legislature also approved a resolution to disperse more than $22.5M from Nassau County mortgage tax revenue to the County’s 64 incorporated villages. The following villages will receive: Cove Neck ($10,368); Laurel Hollow ($29,803); Muttontown ($57,372); and Oyster Bay Cove ($37,956).
“I am delighted that we can continue to offer our fiscal support and cooperation at a time when the villages really need it,” Jacobs said.
The next full Legislative session is scheduled for September 5, 2007.