Supervisor Bosworth, town board unanimously approve 2022-2026 Capital Plan

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Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Council Member Veronica Lurvey, and the Town Board unanimously approved the Town’s 2022-2026 five-year capital plan, which includes improvements to infrastructure, parks upgrades, and road repaving. The $116,829,854 plan will be funded with a combination of borrowing, grants, and existing cash.

“The upcoming five-year capital plan will continue to improve the Town’s infrastructure and facilities to ensure its useful life for future generations,” said Supervisor Bosworth. “We carefully designed the capital plan to reduce the amount of outstanding debt and burden to taxpayers.” 

“Our Capital Plan works toward enhancing the quality of life for residents town-wide, often focusing on significant, long-term projects for our district,” said Council Member Veronica Lurvey. “From beautifying parks to improving pedestrian safety, this plan will help us continue to make North Hempstead a great place to live.”

Planned projects for District 4 in 2022 will include:

  • Improvements at Gerry Pond Park, highlighted by the replacement of the roof at the main house, rehabilitation of the water wheel, and the restoration of the Hicks Memorial Bridge.
  • Enhanced pedestrian, traffic safety, and drainage improvements along the Plandome Road corridor.
  • An engineering review and design study for Whitney Pond Park to make the park more enjoyable for residents. This will include a streambed restoration project to improve drainage and improvements to the ecosystem in the eastern portion of the Park.
  • The Bayview Avenue Shoreline Stabilization project to help with erosion control measures.
  • Improvements to the Stepping Stones Lighthouse, focusing on a new fixed pier, floating dock, and exterior improvements.
  • Continued engineering services for the 9/11 Memorial, focusing on a remembrance wall, permanent seating, education area, and overall site improvements.
  • Efforts to address parking issues at Manhasset Valley Park.
  • Projects to address drainage concerns created by recent extreme weather events.

Projects that were substantially completed throughout the Town in 2021 included:

  • Completion of renovations to Gerry Pond Park in Roslyn with a focus on water quality enhancements and dredging, along with beautification of the park.
  • Resurfacing of walkways in Whitney Pond Park.
  • Installation of the 9/11 Memorial and walkway resurfacing at Manhasset Valley Park.
  • Residential and industrial roadway resurfacing, including Papermill Road in Roslyn.
  • Concrete roadway and sidewalk rehabilitation.
  • Resurfacing and restriping of the parking lot at Clinton G. Martin Park.
  • Upgrading of the electrical service and boiler system at Michael J. Tully Park.
  • Dredging of the boat ramp at Manorhaven Beach Park.
  • Port Washington Safe Routes to School sidewalk and roadway improvements.
  • Mill Pond Park curbing and parallel parking installation.
  • Seawall, pier, and parking lot project at Harbor Hills Park.

For a complete list of projects visit www.northhempsteadny.gov/capitalplan.

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