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TOBAY Notebook: Public Hearings on Contracts Set For Tuesday

Town Board will look at nearly $6 million in contracts.

The will have a very busy agenda as they are set to hold public hearings on nearly $6 million worth of contracts Tuesday.

While some of the contracts are expected to be renewals of existing agreements, the hearings do often raise issues related to the pacts.

The most expensive item on the agenda is a $4.2 million proposal that will fund improvements to town parks. It will include upgrades  to fields, fences sidewalks, curbs and electrical systems.

The board is also considering issuing $1.3 million in serial bonds for improvements to the town's Solid Waste District; a proposed $430,00 to improve the town's lighting district and to purchase and install new light fixtures; a contract to rent fire hydrants from the Oyster Bay Water District at a little more than $20,000; and the renewal of fire protection contracts with several area fire districts.

Town Clerk's Brochure Lists Services

The Oyster Bay Town Clerk's office has made a brochure available that explains the services they offer to the public.

"My office provides many direct services to the residents of our Town ranging from birth certificates and marriage licenses to dog licenses, passport application acceptance and no cost ‘green’ public parking and beach permits for residents who drive a hybrid or alternative fuel vehicle,” Labriola said. “This brochure offers an overview of my office with information about the many licenses and permits and how to obtain them.”

Residents can pick up the brochures at  and at the Department of Public Works in Syosset. a copy can also be downloaded on the town website.

Supervisor Helps Promote Literacy at Massapequa School

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto went to Massapequa's Elementary school last month to take part in the School's PARP Reading Program. 

Parp stands for Parents as Reading Partners, and the Program is designed to promote literacy and encourage parents to take an active role in developing their child's love of books.

The supervisor joined the kick-off of this year's program which had a Hawaiian thems, as students learned about the people and culture of the 50th state. 

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