Quality of Life Committee
The Quality of Life Committee's purpose is to improve and preserve the quality of life in Baldwin. It seeks to do this by:
How to Report Violations:
To report a violation, send an email to the Quality of Life Committee using the form at the Contact Us page. Please select "Quality of Life" for the subject line. A member of the committee will follow up on your email with the Town of Hempstead. Your name will not be used; however, in your email you must indicate the name of the business (if any) as well as the street address or the cross streets where the violation occurs. Please write what you think the violation(s) are in your email.
The following are a list of code violations. Links to the specific page of the Hempstead Town or New York State code for each violation have been provided.
16-196 Business Zoning Ordinance (BZO):
Illegal use of space in a business zone
3-304 Property Maintenance Code of NYS (PMCNYS):
NOTE: These are criminal codes.
86-9A1 Building Codes:
Erecting or building something without a permit
24-242 Codes for temporary signs, flashing signs, etc.
Sanitary District No. 2
You can report many quality of life issues directly to Sanitary District No. 2. Some of these issues, for either commercial or residential properties, include overgrown grass, graffiti, abandoned shopping carts, and litter. To report these issues, please call Sanitary District No. 2 at (516) 223-3207.
About the Chair:
Jason Vitale and his wife have lived in Baldwin since 2010 and he has been involved in the BCA since its founding. Jason grew up in Merrick, and attended the University at Buffalo and Stony Brook University. He has been a science teacher in the Bellmore school district since 1998. He and his wife have a wonderful daughter who entered first grade in 2015. He is also a member of the Baldwin chapter of the Knights of Columbus.
When Jason is not involved with work or family, he has been very involved with trying to keep Baldwin a nice place to live. He was initially a member of the BCA's Beautification Committee, and also coordinated an anti-litter campaign with Sani-2 and the Baldwin schools. Jason's commitment as committee chair is to have the Quality of Life Committee be involved in helping citizens get the resources they need to address any issues they may have with businesses, local government, and/or neighbors—keeping Baldwin a safer, cleaner, more comfortable place to live.