"The administration has received several responses and will have further comment upon review," an adviser to County Executive Edward Mangano told the paper.
The county had recently requested qualifications for organizing the construction of a new or renovated arena as well as housing and retail at the central Nassau Hub. The chosen developer would need to "immediately begin negotiations" with the Islanders and the arena's management company, SMG.
Prospective developer Monti told Newsday that he is dedicated to finding a "creative solution" to ensure that the Islanders will stay in Nassau.
"I love the Islanders. People don't realize the importance of a major league franchise and . . . to lose them to me would be a travesty," Monti said.
The team has been looking for solutions to keep the Isles in Long Island instead of potentially moving them to Brooklyn as team owner Charles Wang recently revealed that he will not remain in the outdated arena when the club's lease expires in 2015.