The New Hyde Park Village Board of Trustees held a meeting on Tuesday, December 18. Here are some things you may have missed.
Hurricane Sandy Repairs
- All the repair and cleanup and maintenance work related to Hurricane Sandy including have “basically” been completed according to deputy mayor Robert Lofaro.
- “We are done,” he said, noting that the village continues to conduct inspections of trees and areas of sidewalks that had been raised.
- The village is waiting to hear back from a FEMA project manager about reimbursement from the moneys outlaid for the cleanup related to Hurricane Sandy.
- The manager will conduct an inspection and walk-through of all the assessments in the village.
- In addition to FEMA, the village has already held meetings with representatives from the environmental protection agency and the office of emergency management.
Street Light Repair
- Following up on a resident’s question about repairing street lights damaged in the storm, Lofaro said that “we have some areas that we need to get actual fixtures so that we can install the; we need to get fixtures.”
- The village reportedly has a list of all the lights so as to apply to FEMA for reimbursable aid.
- It was said that if there was a fixture at the light on the resident’s block, a call would be placed the following morning to the village department of public works to install a new bulb.
New Hyde Park Road At-Grade Crossing
- The weekend of December 15-16, the Long Island Railroad replaced the at-grade crossing at the New Hyde Park Road crossing.
- The roadway was closed the entire weekend.
- “They basically put new crossing areas and new asphalt along the whole area,” Lofaro said, expressing displeasure in the village failing to receive notification about the road closure.
- “It actually looks like they did a pretty good job,” he admitted.
The following businesses were granted license renewals:
- ACA Waste Services (West Babylon)
- Eagle Sanitation (Woodbury)
- Jamaica Ash (Westbury)
- Jet (Islandia)
- Millennium Container Service (Wantagh)
- National Waste Services (Bay Shore)
- Dunkin’ Donuts
- Five Star Indian Cuisine
- Taco Bell
- Wong’s Garden
- tow car owner: Nuzzi Brothers Auto Collision
- used cars:
- Auto Expo/Suzuki
- S.M. Motorsports
Board of Zoning Appeals
- The zoning board of appeals met and heard the case of 1200 Jericho Turnpike which was denied for further adjournment.
- It was originally brought to the board on August 8 and adjourned several times for lack of information from the applicant.
- The applicant will now have to reapply if they so choose.
- The next meeting of the zoning board of appeals will be on January 10.
Other Board News
- The cultural committee will hold it’s “Spotlight: New Hyde Park” competition on Jan. 11-12, 2013 in the William Guild Theater at 7 p.m. for those aged 12-21, with competition for those 12 and younger on Sunday at 3 p.m. Applications are available on the village website.
- Trustee Donald Barbieri reported that after conversations with the state department of transportation, the plans for the repaving of Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park should be ready to go out to bid in late January/ early February with plans to begin construction in early spring 2013.
- Trustee Richard Coppola thanked the village employees for the work they did over the past year. “We really do appreciate it, they make us look good up here, they work hard all year long and we do appreciate it.”
- The model railroading museum requested the use of Marcus Christ Hall on February 23-24 to host their annual model railroading show.
- The village received its new garbage truck on December 17. It will replace an older truck which was in desperate need of repair.
- The New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual dinner and Chinese auction on Jan. 17, 2013 at the New Hyde Park Inn at 6 p.m.
- The Town of North Hempstead will hold an e-waste collection on Jan. 22, 2013 at the New Hyde Park Road School.
- The village will present its annual audit on Jan. 15, 2013 for the 2012 fiscal year. “We’ve seen the report, we’re very pleased with it,” mayor Daniel Petruccio said.
The next meeting of the New Hyde Park Village Board is on Wednesday, January 2 at 8 p.m. at the village hall.