Says Current System Needs Reform to Ensure Fiscal Health
In an effort to reform a property tax assessment system he feels is broken, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano unveiled his plan to repair the assessment system to lessen the burden property tax refunds have on the county budget.
The Town of Oyster Bay held their induction ceremony at 2 p.m. on Jan. 5, in the hearing room, an hour after the first meeting of 2010. John Venditto was inducted into office as the 59th Oyster Bay Town Supervisor.
The ticket that County Executive Edward P. Mangano rode to victory was the same one that Republican candidates used in Nassau County to regain a majority in the legislature this November – lower spending, fees and taxes.
The Long Island Water Conference (LIWC) is pleased to announce that Richard W. Tobin has been appointed Chairman, effective as of Dec. 28. Tobin previously served as First Vice Chairman for the LIWC.
Despite narrowly passing a 2.5 percent home energy tax earlier this year, the Nassau County legislature recently voted 13-5 in favor of repealing it. During a meeting Dec. 21, the 19-member legislature voted 13-5 in favor of eliminating the tax; Republican Nassau County Executive-elect Edward Mangano, who currently represents the 17th District, was not present for the meeting and therefore did not vote.
The Second Squad reports the arrest of a Plainview man on Friday December 18, at 6:30 p.m.
According to detectives, the defendant, William A. Tockash, 50, of Plainview approached the 17-year-old female victim as she was parked in her vehicle in the parking lot of the Plainview Public Library located at 999 Old Country Road, asked her the time then reached in, opened the door and entered her vehicle. Once inside, the defendant made the victim drive around the neighborhood and when the victim stopped her vehicle on Joyce Lane, the defendant threw the gearshift into park then put his hands across the victim’s face and mouth, police stated. The victim was able to grab the keys, exit the vehicle and scream for help. The defendant then exited the vehicle and fled on foot into the rear yards on Joyce Lane.
On Wednesday, Dec. 16, Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi held a farewell party at the Garden City Hotel. He reflected on his years as county executive in front of staff members and supporters.
“Never forget you were part of something positive that made people’s lives better,” he told his staff members and supporters.
He also encouraged his supporters and staff members to stand by each other and take pride in the job they have done. “The challenge for each of us is to take this defeat and define meaning from it,” Suozzi said.
The Plainview-Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce held its first Holiday Bake-Off Party at the Haypath Park Community Center last week with close to 100 people attending. With entries from all parts of the dessert spectrum, there was something to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.
Art Dryce, owner of VideoArt Productions, Inc. based in Palm Harbor, FL, and a POBJFKHS graduate, took home an Emmy Award at the 2009 Suncoast Chapter of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences event. The event, which was held on Dec. 5 at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, recognizes excellence in the broadcast industry.
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