Town of Hempstead brings in legal help over Malibu Beach contract extension

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HEMPSTEAD -

The Town of Hempstead is now bringing in outside legal help over the disputed contract extension at Malibu Beach Park.

As News 12 has previously reported, town records confirm that Dover Gourmet Corp. hasn't paid rent on the property for nearly a year after signing a five-year contract extension with Hempstead's comptroller and parks commissioner.

The town board has since voted to hire a Rochester-based firm to investigate how town officials executed a contract extension with Dover Gourmet Corp. to operate Malibu.

"We want to make sure that what we're doing on our end, in no way interferes with what the FBI and the U.S. Attorney's Office is doing,” says Town Supervisor Laura Gillen.

The town board also tabled a resolution that would have nullified its contract with Dover.

Instead, it will allow the courts to decide whether or not the contract extension is legally binding.

READ MORE:
Town records: Malibu Beach Park operator owes more than half a million in rent
Supervisor Gillen, vendor quarrel over Malibu Beach contract extension
Hempstead town supervisor calls to authorize hiring team to investigate beach vendor contract

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