Altmann: ‘Deadline to nominate property or project for funding under County’s Environmental Program is March 15, 2007.’
The March 15 deadline is fast approaching for nominations of open space properties to be preserved under the County’s $100M Open Space Program.
Last November, the citizens of Nassau County overwhelmingly voted to approve a $100M environmental program referendum, which received the support of 77 percent of the voters. The Program authorizes the County to fund projects in four areas: open space and parkland acquisition, parkland improvement, storm water quality improvement and brownfield remediation.
“Anyone can nominate a property or project for funding, including private citizens, land preservation, environmental and civic organizations, and public officials,” said Legislator Lisanne Altmann (D-Great Neck).
To nominate a property or project for funding, go to the County’s website at nassaucountyny.gov and submit a nomination electronically, or print a form and send it to:
Nassau County Environmental Bond Act Program
One West Street
Mineola, NY 11501
Attn: Thomas F. Maher, Director of Environmental Coordination, Room 326A
Nominations must be postmarked by March 15, 2007. Only mailed forms will be accepted. Electronically transmitted forms and faxes will not be accepted.
An Advisory Committee was appointed by County Executive Thomas Suozzi to recommend a list of properties and/or projects for each program category after reviewing all nominations and considering what projects and/or combinations of projects best meet the goals of the Nassau County Environmental Program. The Committee will both apply the evaluation factors listed herein and consider other factors, such as geographic location, urgency, and technical and financial feasibility, when developing the lists. If you have any questions, please contact Tom Maher, Director of Environmental Coordination at (516) 571-1250 or Legislator Altmann at 516-571-6210.