As expected, the Village of Massapequa Park Board of Trustees voted, at its April 25 meeting, to approve a $6,165,979 budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
The budget, as with most approved by villages throughout Nassau County, keeps spending and tax rates to razor-thin differences from last year’s budget.
John McDonald, a junior from the Massapequa UFSD, is studying art at the Long Island High School for the Arts and has been selected by Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) as the second place junior winner of The SCAD Challenge: Toy Design Competition.
After over a decade of hard work and persistence by the Massapequa Water District (MWD), federal experts have concluded that the heavily relied upon Grumman-Navy groundwater model is inadequate.
The Martin C. Barell School in Wantagh was a big beneficiary as leading folk-rock singers and songwriters Peter Case and Joe Iadanza recently struck a chord for autism awareness during The Mosaic Foundation for Autism Inc.’s Performing Artists for Autism Education Inaugural Concert.
At its April 11 meeting, the Village of Massapequa Board of Trustees considered a tentative version of the 2011-2012 budget, the results of which will be voted on at the April 25 meeting.
The proposed budget amounts to $6,165,979 in total appropriations. Village officials estimate revenues other than real estate taxes at $1,792,431. According to Mayor James Altadonna, the expenditures amount to a “modest increase” of 1.44 percent from last year’s budget.
An audit of the Massapequa School District’s Medicaid Revenue Enhancements procedures has found that district officials did not claim a total of $255,285 in costs, and as a result, did not realize a total of at least $63,821 in reimbursement revenues for the 2008-09 fiscal year.
The findings were made public last week by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, whose office also audited the Dunkirk City School District, the Union Free School District of the Tarrytowns and the Wayland-Cohocton Central School District.
After all the protests and disagreements, after all the proposals and changes, New York State has an on-time budget for the first time in 15 years and just a third on-time budget in 28 years.
New York State passed its $132.5 billion budget on March 31 at around 1:00 a.m., just in time for the April 1 deadline. Overall spending will be cut $3.5 billion (2 percent) from the current year and closes a $10 billion deficit without raising taxes.
As he has been doing since 2005, Massapequa Park resident Anthony Amato recently completed another tour of duty for Mercy Ships, one of the worldís largest fleet of floating hospitals.
Earlier this week, Amato finished his third tour of duty with Mercy Ships and now is back on Long Island. All three of the tours have been to West Africa, this time he performed his nursing duties at a stop in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
The Oyster Bay Town Board formally adopted the Massapequa Creek Watershed Management and Corridor Restoration Plan on March 22, announced Town Supervisor John Venditto.
Tragedy continues to plague the Massapequa area as an early morning house fire, one that took place on March 17, claimed the life of two local residents.
According to the Arson Bomb Squad of the Nassau County police department, the fire occurred on Thursday, March 17 at 3:45 a.m. at a residence in Massapequa.
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