Park District Approved, Purchase Delayed

The North Hempstead Town Board voted Tuesday to officially create a new park district around the shuttered Roslyn Country Club in Roslyn Heights, but put off approving the contract to buy the property and issue bonds for the improvements until next month.
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The town board still must approve the contract to purchase the roughly 7.3-acre property from owner Manouchehr Malekan for $2 million, and issue $7.5 million in bonds to pay for the improvements to the property, which it plans to do at its Sept. 10 meeting.

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Next Tuesday: The Town of North Hempstead’s Roslyn Country Club

The Town of North Hempstead board will meet next Tuesday morning to ratify a $2 million contract to purchase 7.3 acres of property for the Roslyn Heights Park District.

At Tuesday night’s board meeting, Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman said the board plans to ratify the contract and authorize issuing a $7.5 million bond to refurbish the park district facilities at the Aug. 20 meeting.

Kaiman said the board’s action follows certification of the park district, also known as the Roslyn Country Club, required by the state comptroller’s office.

“We couldn’t approve it because we didn’t have certification,” Kaiman said.

Kaiman said the state comptroller’s office reviewed documents the town provided to verify the 728 households to be included in the park district. Kaiman said the board will also ratify the park district as the state comptroller’s office defines it.

Kaiman said the board needs to “ratify everything just to make sure we dot every ‘I’ and cross every ‘T’ to close its $2 million deal to buy the property from owner Manoucher Malekan and issue the bond.

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