Nassau County Begins Reassessment
Nassau County Assessor Charles O'Shea announced at a press conference on Oct. 11 that the first phase of the county's real estate reassessment process would begin this week. Mr. O'Shea told reporters "Two hundred and twenty-five days ago I came to this press room to announce that reassessment would take place. Today I'm here to tell you that on Oct. 18 reassessment will begin in the field in the village of Hempstead. Hempstead Mayor James Garner was present for the announcement and told O'Shea that the time was "long awaited and I'm especially pleased that it will begin in Hempstead. I am grateful to everyone and especially to Charlie O'Shea that the wheels are finally turning."
Democrats Step Up to the Plate
Whether it was the baseball frenzy caused by the possibility of a Subway Series or just her usual manner of speech, Judy Jacobs frequently used the metaphor of "stepping up to the plate" in a Monday interview about the Nassau County budget. Ms. Jacobs, the Democratic Majority Leader of the Nassau County Legislature, said that the last few weeks have been "heartbreaking," as the county lost many of its longtime leaders to early retirement incentives. She mentioned specifically Parks Commissioner John B. Kiernan, Senior Citizen Affairs Commissioner Rena Iacono and Consumer Affairs Commissioner James Picken. "It's a brain drain," she said. Ms. Jacobs and her staff have been working day and night to complete the majority budget which was officially presented to NIFA (Nassau Interim Financial Authority) Thursday, Oct 19.
Knights of Columbus Bowling
The recent cool weather had no effect on the eyes and arms of the Floral Park Knights of Columbus bowlers as they continued in true Council #2345 fashion to belabor the Sterling Lanes wood.
County Executive's Column