August 5, 2004
Denenberg & legislature approve Nassau Community College
budget & new fitness equipment for Aquatic Center
Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg (D-Merrick) and majority members approved the 2004-2005 budget for Nassau Community College at a recent session of the legislature. The $1.63 Million budget received bipartisan support. The budget includes a $250 tuition increase for the 2004-05 academic year.
The legislature also approved $40,000 in fitness equipment for the fitness center at the Nassau County Aquatic Center.
Lawmakers also approved the following supplemental appropriations:
- $1,100,088 in funds from Health Research, Inc. coming from the Center for Disease Control for the Public Health Preparedness/Response for Bioterrorism grant. The purpose of this grant is to provide funds for the development of local public health infrastructure and emergency response and preparedness plans for local Health Departments. No County match is required.
- $975, 290 for the Nassau County Police Department to be received from the Department of Homeland Security's Office for Domestic Preparedness through the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services according to the following departments: Emergency Management, Fire Commission, Medical Commission, Police Department, Correctional Center, Department of Public Works.
- $50,000 for Youth Board (Local Law Enforcement Block Grant). This item appropriates $50,000 in funds from the Nassau County Police Dept. for the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant. The purpose of this grant is to work with approximately 10-15 youths to implement a peer education program in Hempstead and surrounding communities focused on gang and violence prevention intervention. No county match is required, because these monies are federal pass through funds and have been allocated for expenditures by the Nassau County Youth Board and the Uniondale Community Council Youth Project.
- $53,368 in funds for Senior Citizen Affairs (Title IIIB Support Services Grant) from the NYS office for the Aging for the Title IIIB Support Services Grant. The purpose of this grant is to strengthen and develop a system of coordinated and comprehensive services for older persons, particularly low-income, minority, handicapped, and isolated persons, which will enable them to remain in their homes as long as possible. There is no sunset to this grant.
In other business, the legislature also approved:
- the appointment by the County Executive of Stephen Richard Mahler to the Assessment Review Commission.
- a $1,584,000 bonding ordinance to finance settlements for various judgments against the county.
- a resolution naming the area known as the Hempstead Plains the "Francis T. Purcell Preserve at the Hempstead Plains."
The next session of the legislature will take place on Monday, September 13th at 2 p.m.