State Comptroller to Audit Hempstead Town Animal Shelter Finances
Earlier this week it was announced that after several hundred complaints about the Hempstead Town Shelter's financial management in recent months have prompted State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli to initiate an audit.
“Our goal is to ensure the integrity of financial accountability related to the Hempstead Animal Shelter,” DiNapoli said.
Clavin Announces Tax Payment Options, Schedule
As the deadline for paying the first half 2011-2012 school tax approaches, Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin reminds residents of the payment options available at Hempstead Town. Taxpayers who wish to pay in person may do so at the main office in Hempstead, at the mobile tax office, at one of the town's satellite offices or at the EZ-Pay drive thru payment windows. In addition, tax bills can be paid by credit card or e-check, online or via telephone. Tax payments received or postmarked by November 10 will be penalty-free.
Taxpayers may pay their tax bills in person from their car at the EZ-Pay drive thru payment windows from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9 and 10. Only checks and money orders are accepted at the payment windows.
Office hours at the main tax office will be extended during peak collection times. Hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the previously mentioned dates. The fully staffed main office accepts cash, money orders or checks and can assist taxpayers with account inquiries.
Satellite offices established at Rock Hall Museum (located at 199 Broadway in Lawrence) and Levittown Hall (located at 201 Levittown Parkway in Hicksville) will be open to receive tax payments (checks and money orders only) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 3, 4, 7, 9 and 10.
The mobile tax office will visit the following locations from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. as follows:
- Tuesday, Nov. 1 - Merrick Senior Center, 2550 Clubhouse Road, Merrick
- Wednesday, Nov. 2- Town Parking Lot O-3, Davison Avenue, Oceanside
- Thursday, Nov. 3 - Elmont Memorial Library, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont
- Friday, Nov. 4 - Franklin Square Senior Center, 1182 Martha Pl., Franklin Square
Town Shelter, Last Hope Inc. go Host "Bully Breed Brigade"
In an effort to promote Pit Bull awareness, adoption and welfare, the Town of Hempstead has partnered with Last Hope, Inc. to present "Bully Breed Brigade 2011." This daylong event will take place on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The event will be held on Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh, in between the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Last Hope Shelter. The day’s events include an adoption fair, vendors, trainers, breed advocates, holistic experts, T-touch demos and more. The highlight of the day is at 12:30 p.m., with the Pit Parade of “Ambassadogs” putting their best paws forward with hopes of adoption.
Anyone interested in viewing pets that are available for adoption can visit Hempstead Town’s website and use the Petfinder link.