May 6, 2006

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

(Mineola, NY)—Nassau County Presiding Officer Judy Jacobs (Woodbury) 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 Presiding Officer Jacobs. “I am pleased that we were able to secure the funding for so many valuable community projects.”

Some of the capital projects in the 16th district include:

· Jackson Avenue Improvements, Syosset

· Woodbury Road, Woodbury and Syosset Woodbury Road

· Berry Hill Road Drainage Improvements

Under Community Revitalization funds, Presiding Officer Jacobs is also funding:

· New bleachers for POB-JKF High School and money for

· New bathrooms at Stillwell Woods Soccer Fields

· Funding toward the rehabilitation of Locomotive 35 in Oyster Bay

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 replacements

· Mosquito control equipment for the Department of Public Works

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