(Mineola, NY)  Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell recently joined a meeting of the Mineola Chamber of Commerce to speak with members about the services the Clerk’s office provides to the community including the processing and maintenance of the County’s land and court records, and how to file business papers at the Clerk’s Office.   Another service discussed was the recording of Veteran Certificate of Release and Discharge (DD-214) papers free of charge.  As an incentive for veterans to take advantage of this service, Clerk O’Connell talked about the Nassau Veterans Recognition Program which offers Veterans discounts at participating businesses throughout Nassau County for recording their discharge papers.   Chamber members were encouraged to enroll their businesses in the Veterans Discount Program.  It is a great opportunity for local businesses to expand their customer base, support the local economy and promote our downtowns, while showing appreciation to our veterans for their dedicated service to our country.

Clerk O’Connell also advised residents about mass mailings for costly deed retrieval services, some of which cost 1000% more than the Clerk’s Office fees, and to disregard such offers.  These deceptive solicitations advise homeowners they need to purchase a certified copy of their deed which actually can be obtained directly from the Clerk’s office for a nominal fee.  She cautioned homeowners should be aware of other types of scams seen at the Clerk’s office and initiatives she has undertaken to assist and protect residents.

Clerk O’Connell presented Lou Sanders, Program Director of the Chamber, with a Citation in recognition of his great commitment and service to the Mineola community.  Lou, who has a journalism degree from NYU, and his wife Grace founded the Mineola American newspaper in 1952, giving the village its first successful newspaper.  Lou and Grace have lived in Mineola for 58 years and his popular column is a signature feature of the Mineola American to this day.

County Clerk Speaks at Mineola Chamber of Commerce Meeting   County Clerk Speaks at Mineola Chamber of Commerce Meeting
Pictured are Mineola Village Mayor Scott Strauss, Mineola Chamber of Commerce President Bill Green, Nassau County Clerk Maureen O'Connell, Mineola Village Trustee Dennis Walsh and Mineola Chamber of Commerce Past President Steve Ford
Pictured are Nassau County Clerk Maureen O'Connell, Honoree Louis Sanders and his wife Grace