The Supervisor serves as the Chief Executive Officer of town government. He presides at all Town Board meetings, directing the legislative and administrative functions of that body. The Supervisor also oversees the day-to-day operations of a municipal government of 24 departments, employing just under 2,000 people, and providing services to over 760,000 residents. As the Chief Financial Officer of the township, the Supervisor is responsible for the implementation of the town's budget.
Council members are responsible for adopting the annual budget, adopting and amending the town code and the building zone ordinances, adopting all traffic regulations, and hearing applications for changes of zone and special exceptions to zoning codes.
Each council member maintains an office in Hempstead Town Hall, located at One Washington Street, Hempstead, New York 11550.
The Town Clerk's Office maintains Town Board records and publishes notices of public hearings. It records town ordinances, local laws, personnel actions, petitions, proof of publication, annual budgets, assessment rolls, fiscal reports, notice of liens, subpoena and court actions, bond and note registers, zoning ordinances and maps. As town registrar, the office keeps birth and death records, issues birth, death and fetal certificates, burial permits, conducts genealogical searches, and issues marriage licenses and various permits. Additionally, the Town Clerk's office performs wedding ceremonies. The office processes applications for rezoning, public garages, modification of restrictive covenants, gasoline storage tanks, and GSS ordinances. The clerk is also the custodian of town records dating back to 1644 and maintains an inactive records center and historical archive.
The Receiver of Taxes is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Office of Receiver of Taxes. This office collects taxes for 99 special districts and 33 school districts, and disburses the monies to school district treasures without charge. Its other functions include billing and collection processes, encompassing complete banking, record maintenance, mail and accounting functions. The department also collects, free of charge, Nassau County taxes on properties within the town borders.
|2020 Meeting Schedule|
Indicates Special Meeting
|2020 Hearing Schedule|
|January||8th||9:30 AM / 2:00 PM|
|January||15th||9:30 AM / 2:00 PM|
|January||29th||9:30 AM / 2:00 PM|
|February||5th||9:30 AM / 2:00 PM|
|February||12th||9:30 AM / 2:00 PM|
|March||4th||9:30 AM / 2:00 PM|
|March||11th||9:30 AM / 2:00 PM|
|March||25th||9:30 AM / 2:00 PM|
|April||1st||9:30 AM / 2:00 PM|
|April||29th||9:30 AM / 2:00 PM|
|May||13th||9:30 AM / 2:00 PM|
|May||20th||9:30 AM / 2:00 PM|
|June||10th||9:30 AM / 2:00 PM|
|June||17th||9:30 AM / 2:00 PM|
|July||8th||9:30 AM / 2:00 PM|
|July||15th||9:30 AM / 2:00 PM|
|August||12th||9:30 AM / 2:00 PM|
|August||19th||9:30 AM / 2:00 PM|
|September||16th||9:30 AM / 2:00 PM|
|September||30th||9:30 AM / 2:00 PM|
|October||7th||9:30 AM / 2:00 PM|
|October||21st||9:30 AM / 2:00 PM|
|October||28th||9:30 AM / 2:00 PM|
|November||18th||9:30 AM / 2:00 PM|
|December||2nd||9:30 AM / 2:00 PM|
|December||9th||9:30 AM / 2:00 PM|
Indicates cancelled meeting.
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