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'Swift911' Sign-ups, Main Street Visioning Hearing

Happenings in North Hempstead.

North Hempstead residents are urged residents to sign-up for emergency text alerts through the  "Swift911" computerized telephone system so that they can retrieve information in a power outage. 

The “Swift911” emergency notification system provides the Town of North Hempstead with a mechanism to rapidly deliver a recorded notification through text message to targeted homes and businesses during a disaster, such as Super Storm Sandy, that causes power loss.

“The use of the Reverse 311 telephone notification system throughout the storm was very effective,” North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman said in a statement.  “Given that successful experience, we are advising residents, many of whom were unable to receive the telephone messages because of the loss of power, to sign-up for text messages alerts.”

Sign up on the town’s website by clicking the “Swift911” logo under “Featured Items.”  Registration is free.

Public Hearing on Main Street Visioning

North Hempstead will hold a number of public hearings at Tuesday’s Board of Trustee meeting at Town Hall at 7:30 p.m. One of the hearings includes a discussion on Main Street Visioning in Port Washington and proposed changes to the zoning code and the proposed overlay district. Earlier discussions drew concerns from some members of the community. 

See the agenda

George D November 18, 2012 at 07:13 PM
“The use of the Reverse 311 telephone notification system throughout the storm was very effective,” North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman said Yes very effective for Kaiman, to promote himself as usual ,without any benefit to the public at large
Nancy November 19, 2012 at 01:27 AM
What is this visioning thing I'm from great neck I remember Kaiman spending $25000 to have some visioning thing to benefit the great neck library . It was all about Jon Kaiman having a photo op . Off course later he rejected the library's plans after the library had spent $250,000 on architects and lawyers and plans .
Sandy November 19, 2012 at 08:50 PM
I am baffled as to why anyone who cares about Port Washington's unique character would be in favor of this project. This plan looks like the creation of the Port Washington Mall. I don't want storefronts to be uniform or even, or anything but maintained and not empty. I could look at the newly renovated block on Port Blvd and think it was any strip mall anywhere. There is no style other than clean uniformity. I have spent the past 6 years of my life photographing the beauty and diversity of Port Washington. Don't make our town indistinguishable from all of the other suburbs around us. I have a suggestion for using that money to make our streets safer and more pedestrian friendly. I am visually impaired. Port Washington is the home of the Helen Keller Institute as well as several senior communities and group homes. I am sure I am not the only person in this town who cannot cross the street safely since the traffic lights and signs were all upgraded. I cannot distinguish between walk and don't walk signals from across the street. For the visually challenged, we take our lives into our hands when crossing the street. Let's be real pioneers of visioning, by bringing back the old signs that say WALK and Don't Walk. It's much easier to see the difference between one or two lines of text, and the difference in the light intensity between the red and green was enough to be able to see. But DON'T take Port Washington and turn it into another uniform Mall of America.

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