On August 1, 2016, Legislator C. William Gaylor, III, and all members of the Nassau County Legislature voted unanimously to approve a local law to extend economic hardship relief to the victims of Superstorm Sandy by providing a waiver of county fees associated with the continued rebuilding effort.
“Families have been struggling with the rebuilding process for nearly 4 years,” said Legislator Gaylor. “This extension of the waiver of county fees is one way that we can let Sandy victims know that we know they are still putting their homes back together, and we want to help in any way that we can.”
Pursuant to the law, the Department of Public Works, the Department of Health, and the County Clerk’s Office will waive fees for permits or services which are required for repairs or new construction in connection with the effects of Superstorm Sandy. This law was originally enacted in 2013, and is now being amended to lengthen the fee-waiver period to December 31, 2017, to assist Sandy victims that are still renovating their homes.
Residents seeking assistance must provide a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) identification or case number and a notarized statement that the claimed waiver is in connection with the rebuilding efforts necessitated by Hurricane Sandy. Applicants shall be entitled to a refund for all fees that were remitted for permits or services necessary for repairs or construction in connection with the effects of Superstorm Sandy. Refunds shall be obtained by sending, via certified or registered mail, evidence of payment and a showing of good cause to the department head responsible for the permit or service.
Pictured, l to r, are: Legislator Denise Ford, Legislator James Kennedy, Legislator Steve Rhoads, Nassau County Storm Recovery Liaison Michael Raab (at podium), Legislator Laura Curran, Legislator Dennis Dunne, Sr. and Legislator Gaylor.