Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello and members of the Nassau County Legislature’s Rules Committee renewed their commitment to keeping Nassau County one of the most beautiful places to live and to play. Having authorized a grant agreement for Friends of Cedarmere, Inc., not to exceed $50,000, they ensured the maintenance of the historic Roslyn Harbor Estate of William Cullen Bryant. The estate and preserve, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.
“We must protect our green spaces and our history.” said Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello. “I strongly encourage all our residents to make the time and spend an afternoon exploring the preserve and the house of William Cullen Bryant as well as our other beautiful local areas.”
The grant money will be used for necessary continued upkeep of the property, including restoration of the main house, the mill, the ice house, roof repairs, masonry, landscaping, and painting. This measure will be before the full Legislature for a vote February 26, 2018.