Santino, Hempstead Town Extend Construction Hours to Assist Sandy Rebuilding Efforts

In an effort to assist victims of Superstorm Sandy who continue to rebuild their homes more than three years after the historic storm ripped through Long Island, Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony J. Santino announced the extension of an important post-Sandy initiative.

Through June 30, 2016, the Town of Hempstead will permit structural work on buildings on Saturdays and Sundays between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m, in addition to the regular construction hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The extension of this helpful post-Sandy initiative provides victims with additional hours to rebuild their homes.

“The aftermath of Superstorm Sandy remains a reality for many victims, and we want to do everything we can to help these neighbors return to their homes,” Santino said. “By extending hours for structural work, this should help neighbors in the midst of rebuilding to reach their goals sooner rather than later.”

In addition to the extended construction hours, the Town of Hempstead is also continuing to waive all building permit fees for Sandy-related structural repairs that conform to original dimensions and specifications, commonly referred to as “in-kind” repairs/replacement. Furthermore, the Office of the Town Clerk is waiving fees for residents who lost important documents during Hurricane Sandy, including birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses and passports.

“Hempstead Town continues to lead the way in helping neighbors rebuild after the devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy. The town board and I are committed to helping neighbors recover, rebuild and return home,” Santino said. “By extending hours for structural work, we are helping neighbors in the midst of rebuilding put their homes and lives back together faster."