Murray Honored by LICA, Meets With HUD Secretary

A weekly look-in at the news from around Hempstead Town.

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray was presented with an award by Long Island Contractors’ Association, Inc. (LICA) Executive Director Marc Herbst at its Annual Nassau County Local Government Breakfast Meeting held at the Caryle on the Green in Farmingdale.

The purpose of the local government breakfast meeting was to discuss the region’s public works capital programs for the upcoming construction season as well as other concerns.

Murray Meets With HUD Secretary

Supervisor Kate Murray Friday met with HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, Chairman of the Federal Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, and advocated for additional federal assistance to help tens of thousands of residents in Hempstead Town impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Murray’s one-on-one conversation with Donovan occurred at the first meeting of the TaskForce’s Advisory Group, held at the Ted Weiss Federal Building in New York City. Additionally,Murray met with several key officials representing areas that, like Hempstead Town, were also severely impacted by Sandy. Those officials included Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, Long Beach City Council President Scott Mandel and Long Beach City Manager Jack Schnirman.

“I will continue to fight for a fair share of federal funding to assist Hempstead Town neighbors who continue to rebuild from the devastation left behind by Sandy,” Murray said.“Advocating for Hempstead Town, which was hit especially hard, is an ongoing priority for me as supervisor of America’s largest township. I was pleased to meet with HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and look forward to future meetings of the Advisory Group.”

The Federal Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, established through a presidential executive order, is charged with providing the coordination necessary to support the objectives of the rebuilding effort. Murray is a member of the Advisory Group, which comprises state, local and tribal officials to advise the Task Force on strategic measures related to Federal Sandy rebuilding efforts.
Since Sandy severely damaged Hempstead Town’s shoreline communities, Murrayestablished several helpful programs and initiatives for residents as they rebuild their homes andrestore their lives. Among those projects, Murray directed the Building Department to waive feesfor Sandy-related structural home repairs that conform to original dimensions and specifications,commonly referred to as “in-kind” repairs and replacements.

“We are doing our part at the town level to assist Sandy victims during this difficult time,”Murray said. “I will do my best to gain additional federal assistance that our residents need and deserve as they recover.”

S.T.O.P. Collection

Saturday, March 23 at Eisenhower Park, Parking Field 3

The Stop Throwing Out Pollutants (S.T.O.P.) Program is designed to provide area residents with a safe, environmentally sound method of disposal of the many hazardous materials found in the average home. 

When bringing items, please follow these simple guidelines: Wrap leaking containers in newspaper and place in a plastic bag or larger container. Make sure all caps and lids are tight. Place items securely in a box for transportation. Use newspaper or cardboard to keep items from tipping or hitting each other. Place chemicals which may react with each other in separate areas of the vehicle. Do not leave products in a hot, unventilated vehicle for an extended period of time. Do not smoke near chemical products. Wear rubber gloves when handling containers.


Aerosol cans
Antifreeze *
Asbestos (double bagged)
Bug & Rodent Killers
Car Batteries
Chemistry Sets
Drain Cleaners
Fertilizers with Herbicides
Flammable Liquids (fire starter)
Flourescent lamps & CFLsin shatterproof containers
including ballastsHousehold Batteries

Kerosene *
Latex & Oil-Based Paints
One-Time Use Fire Extinguishers
Oven Cleaners
Paint Strippers
Paint Thinners & Brush Cleaners
Photography Chemicals
Polishes & Wood Preservatives
20 lb. Propane Tanks
Spot Removers
Swimming Pool Chemicals
Telephone Books
Thermostats (containing mercury)
Tires (car - off rims)
Waste Oil *
Weed Killers

Robert Demarco March 18, 2013 at 12:09 PM
Marc Herbst, The representative from LICA who "honored" Murray, used to be the Assemblyman in my area, but was left out via redistricting many years ago, so he is one of the Republican club members. These people just promote each other. Kate murray deserves no honors; she is a terrible administrator, beholden to the Party and to her friends. TOH is going to hell just like the rest of Long Island, and Kate Murray is one of the architects of its downfall.
Lorraine DeVita March 18, 2013 at 12:43 PM
Interesting Article in the Mineola Patch- "The Town of North Hempstead has opted to participate in open.ny.gov, where Kaiman said the Town’s budget as well as its TownStat data will be publicly available. “We have this huge resource, which is our TownStat, which documents so much of what we do,” Kaiman said. “We thought it would be interesting to not only share our budget information but our TownStat.” Some of the searchable data would include: How many permits the Town issues to how many lights get replaced. Kaiman said he expects the IT team to migrate Town records to open.ny.gov by end of April, taking info from the Town’s internal management tool and making it a front-facing data set. While Nassau and Suffolk counties and villages such as Massapequa Park will participate in open.ny.gov, the nearby towns of Oyster Bay and Hempstead have not yet agreed to join." Now I wonder WHY KATE & TOH wont agree to join- lol perhaps she doesnt want to shed light on HOW she does business and allow us a peek at the inner sanctum of her books?
Steven Wagner March 18, 2013 at 07:17 PM
Has anyone noticed Prospect Ave from Bellmore Ave to Hempstead Turnpike.You literally need to shovel the curb line from one end to another.Ive called everyone.Im retired sanitation and this wouldn't go more than a day in the 5 boros.
Steven Wagner March 18, 2013 at 07:20 PM
Also Hillary Clinton.go figure?
Robert Demarco March 21, 2013 at 07:41 PM
Kate talks about transparency, but it is the last thing she wants. Then people would see the waste, the cronyism, and the corruption that is the hallmark of TOH.


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