New town capital plan pitches projects, boosts to sidewalk and road repairs

Janelle Clausen
Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and Councilman Peter Zuckerman added 59 parking spots to the town-owned Roslyn train station lot. (File photo)

Town of North Hempstead residents might see millions more invested into projects and sidewalk and roadway repairs over the next couple of years, a draft copy of the new 2018 capital plan suggests.

The proposed 2018 capital plan calls for nearly doubling how much is invested into residential road repairs from $2.2 million per year in the current five-year capital plan to $4 million per year. This would be on top of $200,000 per year for industrial roads.

Additionally, the proposal seeks to inject $1 million into sidewalk repair funds, as opposed to the currently slated $100,000 per year.

“The supervisor [Judi Bosworth] really thought that was a big priority,” Carole Trottere, a spokeswoman for the Town of North Hempstead, said.

The revised proposal also features some new projects, renovations and upgrades throughout the town throughout the town’s facilities.

An $847,975 FEMA project for Harbor Hills Park in Great Neck would bring some upgrades to their facility, repairs for its existing pier and seawall, and improve its drainage systems and parking lot, according to the proposal.

The proposed capital plan seeks to replace two natural grass fields with synthetic turf for about $1,000,000 in fiscal 2021 at the I-Park soccer field in New Hyde Park too.

Mary Jane Davies Park in Manhasset would also get $250,000 for replacing the playground sometime in fiscal 2018 and $100,000 for a spray pad replacement in fiscal 2019.

Additionally, John D. Caemmerer Park, located in Albertson, would be the subject of $500,000 worth of parking lot and drainage repairs in fiscal 2018.

“We have, as always, a lot of upgrades to our parks and sports fields and things that need attention every year,” Trottere said.

Trottere also highlighted that the capital plan would allocate $450,000 towards fixing elevators at town facilities, including a building at Michael J. Tully Park, whose elevator has been out of service for a year.

“The elevator at Tully has been out of service for awhile and it’s not like you just order parts and you have them sitting on a shelf and then you send them over,” Trottere said, adding that she hopes the repairs can be done before the end of this year.

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