The agreed to a busy set of five public hearings to be held at their next full meeting on Feb. 28.
Some of the hearings are routine renewals of long-standing agreements, but often raise ongoing issues about those agreements. There is also a proposal to finance $4.2 million in improvements to town parks.
At Tuesday's meeting, the board set public hearings on these five subjects:
- Proposed improvements to . The plan includes a variety of projects including improvements and upgrades to athletic fields, fencing, sidewalks, curbing, asphalt and electrical systems in parks. The estimated cost of the improvements is $4.2 million, which will be financed by the issuance of serial bonds.
- Proposed improvements to the town's public lighting district consisting of upgrading the underground street light wiring system at various locations. The town would also purchase and install new LED street lighting fixtures, the initial phase of which will done under a grant. The town could issue $430,000 in serial bonds to finance the project.
- Proposed one-year fire protection contracts with Bayville Fire Company No. 1, Farmingdale Fire Company, Glenwood Hook & Ladder Engine and Hose Company No. 1, Inc., Roslyn Fire Company-Highlands and Roslyn Fire Company-Rescue, as well as the Wantagh Fire District, which covers Tobay Beach. The contract period will run from Jan. 1, 2012, through Dec. 31, 2012.
- Proposed contract for the rental of fire hydrants from the Oyster Bay Water District for the calendar year 2012. The agreement covers the rental of 223 at $20,070.
- Proposed improvements to the town's Solid Waste District which would replace, as necessary, wells and pumps for the groundwater treatment facility. To finance these improvements, the town is considering the issuance of $1.3 million in serial bonds.
The hearings will be held in the Hearing Room of Town Hall North, 54 Audrey Ave., Oyster Bay, beginning at 10 a.m. Following the regular town business, the Town Board will be available to listen to public comment on any subject.