Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano showed up to Monday night's North Bellmore Civic Association meeting and provided residents with a state of the county address.
Mangano also held a Q&A session with residents where he answered questions on topics from the Nassau Coliseum property to the taxes in the county.
While Mangano answered most of the questions, there were a few local issues that were handled by his staff. Among those issues was that of the vacant army base near Maple Avenue in North Bellmore.
Sean Sallie, a land use planner with the Nassau County Planning Department, told residents that the current plan is approved for 79 single-family homes and one public street known as Horseshoe Drive that will be constructed by the developer and then dedicated to the Town of Hempstead.
"The developer must post a surety bond with the county to ensure the proper completion of the public improvements – the sewer, the road, all of those components," Sallie said. "The bond has not yet been submitted – that all must happen before construction can commence."
Residents were concerned about the traffic that might increase in the area, but Sallie assured the crowd that the traffic had already been taken into account by the Town of Hempstead's Highway Department.
"The project includes a residential street within the development site that will have two outlets to the existing public road network," Sallie said. "... There was a traffic impact analysis that was submitted to both the town and the county. The town has the local roads there that the development would directly impact and funnel out to, so that had to be reviewed by the Town Highway Department and we received their sign-off after review."