JUNE 16, 2011 - LIPA ANNOUNCES DECOMMISSIONING OF GLENWOOD LANDING POWER PLANT (click to read LIPA press release)
On June 16, 2011, the Long Island Power Authority and National Grid announced the decommissioning of the Power Plant in Glenwood Landing. While the large brick building where Glenwood Road intersects with Shore Road (#1) is slated for demolition along with the fuel storage tanks and storage building (#2), much of the facility will remain (#'s 3, 4, 5).
SUPERINTENDENT DISCUSSES TAX IMPLICATIONS OF POWER PLANT DEMOLITION, OPTING OUT AND OTHER ISSUES AT “CHAT” FORUMS
May 5, 2015 --The tax implications of the Glenwood Power Plant demolition, teacher evaluations, opting out, and the budget were among the many issues discussed at two “Chats with the Superintendent” held last Tuesday, April 28. . . Dr. Melnick stated that the decommissioning of the Glenwood Landing Power Plant would have “no impact” on residents’ tax bills in 2015-16. READ MORE
GWL POWER PLANT RAMP-DOWN WILL HAVE "MINIMAL" IMPACT ON HOMEOWNERS' TAXES THIS YEAR, SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICIALS SAY
September 29, 2014 -- The decommissioning and demolition of the Glenwood Landing power plant will not come close to having the devastating impact on residential property owners' school tax bills this year that some had once feared. Last week, the Nassau County Assessors office provided final numbers to the North Shore School District on the amount of the school tax levy for which each of the four property classes would be responsible in 2014-15. READ MORE
November 23, 2013 North Shore Schools Superintendent Dr. Ed Melnick reported at Thursday evening’s Board of Education meeting that the fiscal outlook for next year's budget is much better than expected. The brightening forecast is due to a reduction in the anticipated district contribution to the Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS), lower than expected health insurance premiums, and what appears to be near certainty that the tax shift from the Glenwood Landing LIPA ramp down will have far less of an impact on residential tax rates in the short term than once feared. READ MORE
July 1, 2013 -- At this evening's board of education meeting, North Shore Schools Superintendent, Ed Melnick warned the audience that North Shore residents may see their school taxes increase as much as 19% in the 2014-15 School Year. The increase is result of a new proposal worked out by the state legislature and Governor and a reassessment of LIPA's Glenwood property. Read More. . .
LIPA DEAL'S IMPACT ON NSSD UNCLEAR AS SEN. MARCELLINO AND BOE PRES. OFFER DIFFERING
The Property's Future
January 25, 2014 -- At a meeting with North Shore residents on Thursday evening, representatives of National Grid made clear their intentions to “black top” with asphalt the waterfront property on Hempstead Harbor after demolition of the iconic 1920s era building is completed and the land remediated. READ MORE
April 29, 2015 -- Residents filled the meeting room of the Glenwood Community Church this past Earth Day, for re-PLANTING, an exhibition that was in part a memorial service for the Glenwood Landing Power Plant station two, the iconic beaux arts building with its six smoke stacks that dominated the Glenwood waterfront for nearly a century, as well as a celebration of the earth and, as event organizer Greg Sturge put it, an opportunity to "germinate new ideas and fertilize existing ones about how to nurture creative and environmentally sound growth in Hempstead Harbor and surrounding communities." READ MORE
SEA CLIFF RESIDENT WITH AN APPRECIATION OF THE PAST AND A VISION FOR THE FUTURE LEADS FIGHT TO SAVE THE GLENWOOD LANDING POWER PLANT
July 30, 2013 -- For the last several months, Karin Barnaby, a long time resident of Sea Cliff and former North Shore School Board Trustee, has focused much of her time and energy on addressing the question, “What’s next for the Glenwood Power Plant?"
Concerned that by demolishing the iconic structure at the corner of Glenwood Road and Shore Road in Glenwood Landing, “National Grid aims merely to reduce its own tax-assessment—remediate the site to minimum standards,
fence off and cover it with asphalt and/or gravel and leave it undeveloped and inaccessible for public use;” and, knowing the utility will retain so much “ugly, power-generating and transmission infrastructure there—turbines, fuel tanks, transmission towers and hi-tension power lines—to
make it inhospitable for most alternative uses, thus leaving a permanent hole in the community’s tax base,” Barnaby has sought to protect the building from the wrecking ball so that it can be “repurposed as a commercial, tax-paying enterprise as quickly as possible to help alleviate the devastating financial impact of the utility’s decommissioning." Read more . . .
"At this time, I would like to request that you, Supervisor Kaiman, TONH Council members and National Grid representatives, together with Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County and Albany leaders, convene a public forum about saving and repurposing the GWL plant, as a first step toward the regeneration and revitalization of a visitor-and-user-friendly Glenwood Landing-Hempstead Harbor waterfront." Read complete statement . . .
Town of Huntington v. Long Island Power Authority - Court Upholds Town's and School District's Right to sue LIPA
NEWSDAY EDITORIAL - POWER PLANT COMMUNITIES HAVE BEEN FREELOADING FOR TOO LONG - SHOULD ACCEPT LIPA DEAL
Newsday editorial board argues that Huntington Town Supervisor Frank Petrone should accept LIPA deal that will greatly raise taxes on residents. See Newsday editorial
LIPA TAX PAYMENTS TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO DECLINE 10% PER YEAR BEGINNING IN 2014 UNDER PROPOSED SETTLEMENT; ELECTRIC RATE SAVINGS MINUSCULE COMPARED TO TAX INCREASES IN POWER PLANT COMMUNITIES