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Wed, 07 Mar 2007

Capital plan clears way for move on projects - Newsday

Capital plan clears way for move on projects
BY SID CASSESE
March 7, 2007

The much-delayed Brookside Avenue curbing and repaving project in Roosevelt is moving forward with the Nassau County Legislature’s approval of a $202-million capital improvement plan for 2007.
"This is a three-million-dollar project [from Nassau Road to Cramer Court] long awaited by the community," said Legis. Kevan Abrahams (D-Hempstead).
The capital plan passed Monday includes money for improvement of county buildings, parks, purchase of equipment, public safety, technology, property, roads, traffic and engineering, transportation, and sewer and storm water drains.
All but about $26 million, which will come from other government sources, will be bonded by the county.
Abrahams added that the plan also will complete the second half of a $1.2-million repaving of Nassau Road, from Babylon Turnpike to the Southern State Parkway, while beginning a $1-million dredging of Roosevelt Pond.
As in recent years, approval of the capital projects came after lengthy delays.
Presiding Officer Judy Jacobs (D-Woodbury) argued, however, that, "even though it is late again, it is earlier than it was last year. It is an important step for the county to function and meet the needs of the people."
The legislature also approved a $780-million, four-year capital improvement plan, but that is subject to modification every year.


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