COUNTY CLERK ATTENDS NURSING ADVISORY BOARD MEETING - November 07, 2013
Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell, a registered nurse, recently attended an Advisory Board meeting for the Nursing Department of Nassau Community College. Clerk O’Connell joined the discussion focusing on “The Changing Health Care Scene: The Shift from Acute Inpatient Care.” Among the topics discussed was how the shift from acute inpatient care is impacting nursing education and practice and how Nassau Community College can best prepare its graduates for the current and future job market.
Nassau Community College Instructor Ann Heslop, RN, Nassau Community College Department Chairperson Dr. Thomas Rich, Instructor Jackie Garigan, RN, Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell, RN, JD and Nassau Community College Nursing Students
COUNTY CLERK WARNS RESIDENTS ABOUT NEW "DEED SCAM" - November 04, 2013
Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell cautions homeowners about a new type of solicitation that recently targeted the local Massapequa and Massapequa Park communities. These mailings are coming from “Record Transfer Service” and recommend “… all NY homeowners obtain a copy of their current Grant Deed”. They go on to offer a “Property Profile” which “…provides a wealth of information useful to understanding a subject property’s makeup”. Clerk O’Connell also wants residents to be aware of other types of these mailings that may read “The U.S. Government Federal Citizen Information Center website recommends that property owners should have an official or certified copy of their deed.” These solicitations contain publicly available property information which often misleads homeowners to believe that it is from an official governmental agency and it is imperative they act on it quickly.
Concerned by these deceptive practices, County Clerk O’Connell wants homeowners to remember that all deeds for property located in Nassau County are recorded and maintained at the County Clerk’s Office and only the Clerk’s Office can issue certified copies of these records. However, private companies continue to offer to purchase a deed on behalf of the homeowner, often times for more than 1000% over the Clerk’s Office fees. In an effort to better inform consumers and protect them, County Clerk O’Connell successfully advocated for state legislation that requires these types of solicitations to disclose that they are not affiliated with the county. Nevertheless, many homeowners continue to fall victim to these types of misleading mailings.
County Clerk O’Connell reminds residents it is not necessary to retain a service such as this to get a copy of your deed. Certified copies of deeds can always be obtained from the County Clerk’s Office for $5 to $10. Anyone interested in additional information or wishing to request a certified copy of their deed is urged to contact Clerk O’Connell’s office at 516-571-2664.
COUNTY CLERK PARTICIPATES IN FIRST ANNUAL VETERANS DAY PARADE - November 03, 2013
Nassau County Legislator Rose Walker, Richard Holdsworth, Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell, Bob Halprin, Stephen Malow and Nassau County Legislator Norma Gonsalves
Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell joined area officials and community members to participate in the First Annual Veterans Day Parade honoring our Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. The parade featured dozens of local veterans and their affiliated organizations including the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) from throughout Nassau County.