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May 6, 2006

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

(Mineola, NY)—Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg (D-Merrick) 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 Denenberg. “I am pleased that we were able to secure the funding for so many valuable community projects.”

Some of the capital projects in the 19th district include:

· Road resurfacing at Bellmore Ave between Sunrise and Merrick Road.

· Renovations at Mill Pond

· New playground at Cow Meadow Park

· Road improvements at Babylon Turnpike

· Tackapausha Museum Renovation

· Wantagh Marina Bulkhead Renovation

· Road improvements at Merrick Road at Mill Road, Freeport

· Road improvements at Wantagh Avenue at Merrick Road, Wantagh

· Various Cedar Creek upgrades including Cedar Creek motorized equipment replacement, pump stations rehab and digester rehabilitation

· Road improvements at City Avenue, Merrick

· Seaford/Roosevelt Garage Consolidation

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