The Town of Hempstead Republican Committee announced this week that current town clerk Mark
Bonilla will not be alongside Supervisor Kate Murray on the town’s
ticket for the next election.
a press release naming councilman Anthony Santino to the ticket, the
town also said that he would be joined by “Town of Hempstead Supervisor
Kate Murray and Nasrin Ahmad who will be running for Town Clerk.”
Bonilla was arrested in Sept. 2012 after allegedly trying to force one of an employee to supply him with compromising photos of a female employee.
Murray came out and condemned Bonilla’s alleged behavior shortly after the arrest was reported.
“I am personally offended and disgusted by the alleged conduct of the town clerk,” Murray said.
Town Extends Moratorium on Sandy-Related Fees
assist residents still recovering from Hurricane Sandy, Supervisor Kate
Murray and the Hempstead Town Board have extended the moratorium on
building department permit fees for Sandy victims faced with home repair
and/or reconstruction costs.
town has also extended the moratorium for fees on birth certificates,
marriage licenses and passports in the office of the town Clerk.
Those fees, first suspended for Sandy victims in the aftermath of the Superstorm, are now being waived through Sept. 1, 2013.
the building department, all town fees are waived for Sandy-related
structural repairs that conform to original dimensions and
specifications, commonly referred to as “in-kind” repairs/replacement.
Additionally, all town fees have been waived for temporary housing
trailers and storage pods during construction. Furthermore, the town has
eliminated a requirement for homeowners to obtain a variance prior to
increasing their home’s foundation to comply with FEMA flood height
the office of the town clerk, residents who lost important documents
during Sandy – such as birth certificates and passports – will not have
to pay the town fees for replacement copies.
no appointments are necessary, residents planning to visit the building
department on Sandy-related business are urged to call ahead of time to
(516) 812-3073, to minimize waiting times. Neighbors can contact the
office of the town clerk at (516) 489-5000 ext. 3046.
Town to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Starbucks
Starbucks could be getting a new location in Levittown if all goes as planned.
national coffee chain is seeking a special exemption from the Town of
Hempstead to demolish the former Rayco4 building and build a new store
which would feature a drive-through window.
Councilman Gary Hudes announced the company's intentions to build the
new location at the February Levittown Property Owner's meeting.