May 8, 2006

Abrahams and Majority Democrats approve $155 M long-term capital improvement plan

(Mineola, NY)—Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams (D-Hempstead) and the members of the Nassau County Legislature, during a recent legislative session, approved nearly $155 million in spending for a myriad of long-term capital projects.  The $155 million will be used towards improving the County's existing infrastructure, including many roads, bridges, and sewer and storm water projects as well as improvements within the departments of Public Safety, Parks and Recreation and Information Technology.

"These capital projects are an investment in Nassau County’s future,” said Legislator Abrahams. “I am pleased that we were able to secure the funding for so many valuable community projects.”

One of the major capital projects in the 1st district includes the second phase of the Nassau Road Improvement Project in Roosevelt.

Other County-wide projects include:

·Various parks path, roadways, and parking resurfacing

· Stream and wetlands restoration

· Police Department computer aided dispatch, bullet proof vests, and various vehicle replacement

· Mosquito control equipment for the Department of Public Works

· Improvements at several of the county’s parks--includes golf courses and athletic fields renovation and improvements to pools and parking