Kaiman: School Tax Deadline Extension, Power Restoration

News in North Hempstead.

Supervisor Jon Kaiman sent the following Reverse 311 message to all Town of North Hempstead residents with working landlines Saturday evening. 

I am happy to announce that we received an executive order from Governor Andrew Cuomo yesterday approving the Town’s request to extend the first-half school tax deadline.  Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order the November 13 tax payment deadline for school taxes is now extended until December 4.

In regard to power restoration, we are advised by LIPA that there are now well over 1,000 crews in North Hempstead working on restoration. As of last Thursday evening, there were 39,000 LIPA customers in our Town without power.  By last night at this time, the number was down to 20,000 LIPA customers without power.  And as of 3:00pm today, there are fewer than 16,000 LIPA customers remaining in the Town without power.   This, of course, is still too many - but the utilities are making progress and we will continue to monitor their effort and push them to get the job done to the extent that we can.

In regard to the Town’s recovery efforts, to date the Town has removed ten million pounds of debris off our streets. This effort will continue throughout next week or until all of the debris is removed from the sides of our roads.  The town highway crews will not take tree debris off of private property, unless it is a town tree that fell. The town will, however, remove all debris located on our town right of way which is usually the first ten feet of your property from the curb line of the street

Finally, as you know, only the utilities have the ability to restore power.  The Town of North Hempstead, however, remains available to any individual or families within our community who may be in distress or in need of assistance.  

If you or someone you know may need help, please call 311.  Thank you.

David ND November 12, 2012 at 11:10 PM
Kaiman is inept ,he is not on anyone's list to head LIPA . This is a rumor started by cable company on News Day To help a bought politician, as he is being forced out of Town to find new employment . Kaiman is going nowhere Fast .
George Mulligan November 12, 2012 at 11:42 PM
The Shell station by King Kullen got a delivery and opened around 11:00 AM., That is where i filled my two cars. When I went uptown at noon I found the Shell station near Stop & Shop was also open and the Gulf and BP on Port Blvd. were selling gas. The Getty station by Park Ave. told me he expected a delivery tonight, so he should have gas tomorrow..
Rick Ueland November 13, 2012 at 04:49 AM
Suzanne, I couldn't agree with you more. I live in the Village of Mineola and our mayor, Scott Strauss, and our Supt of Public Works, Tom Rini did a phenomenal job of clearing the Vilage of trees which enabled LIPA to restore power to many of the residents within the first 5 days. We had two cranes and other heavy equipment working at clearing streets and trees off house the next day. We need to take a hard look at the Town of North Hempstead structure. The Villages get very little of value from the TONH and apparently unincorporated areas also have service problems. As we look to the future, maybe it's time to abolish the TONH and either incorporate some of the unicorporated areas as villages or add some of these areas to existing villages. Why do we need another level of bureaucracy especially an ineffective one? Abolish the TONH and send the politicans packing!
Nancy G November 13, 2012 at 05:44 AM
Town of north Hempstead is the center of corruption under Kaiman . many connected people are taking advantage of kaiman's ineptitude to line their pockets so there is no rush to get rid of Kaiman. just go to any of the Town Board meetings , each night the puppet board approves thousands of dollars to be given away to people with no discussion or questions asked . all you need to do is foil a few of theses giveaways you will realize how our taxes are being stolen .


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