GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY MARKS BEGINNING OF CONSTRUCTION ON SEA CLIFF AVE. SEWER LINE
January 26, 2015 --Several Village, County, and State officials, gathered near the corner of Sea Cliff and Prospect Avenues this past Friday afternoon for a ground breaking ceremony marking the beginning of construction on the Sea Cliff Avenue sewer line. Among those in attendance were State Assemblyman Charles Lavine, County Legislator Delia Deriggi-Whitton, Sea Cliff Mayor Bruce Kennedy, Trustees Elena Villafane and Edward Lieberman, Donald H. Crosley, Nassau County Community Development Program Coordinator and Eric Swenson, Director of the Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee.
Mayor Kennedy spoke briefly to the gathering. "It is very exciting to get started on a project that has been talked about for a decade," he said. "A special thanks goes out to Congressman Steve Israel, County Executive Edward Mangano, Assemblyman Charles Lavine and County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton for the grant funding that made this possible. Not only is this a downtown revitalization project, but an environmental project. The rewards will be reaped for generations to come."
Continuing, Mr. Kennedy said, “The future potential of our business district has for many, many years been controlled by its septic capacity.” Without a sewer system, he explained, the seating capacity of restaurants is greatly restricted, and the types of businesses that Sea Cliff can have is largely limited to professional offices.
Later, Assemblyman Lavine, who a few years ago was able to obtain a $250,000 grant for the design and construction of the line, said to Northwordnews that he was “pleased to be able to secure this funding for this incredible environmental and economic project, and it’s extraordinarily gratifying to see it come to fruition.”
Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton commented that the sewer line “is one of the most effective ways that we can help both the economy and the environment. The County was very happy to help with putting the final piece in place with this grant.” This past summer the Legislator was able to secure $300,000 for the project.
Installation of the line is expected to be completed by the end of spring. See right for recent Northwordnews articles of the Sea Cliff Ave. sewer line.
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