A MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR
April 28, 2015-- The installation of the Sea Cliff sewer line has been completed and the contractor has begun the final road repair. After eleven years of planning and discussions, this momentous project will not only benefit downtown revitalization by creating exciting new opportunities for local businesses but also provides significant environmental benefits for us and our future generations.
Thanks to the efficiency with which the project was managed, we came in significantly under budget. Due to the amount of grant monies that are left available for sewer line installation in our business district, the Village will be installing an additional 550 feet of sewer pipe on Roslyn Avenue from Sea Cliff Avenue to 15th Avenue (since this is a gravity line, we reach our depth limit at that point). The Roslyn Avenue work has commenced and should be completed within two weeks.
The Board of Trustees appreciates the great patience our residents and business owners have shown during this worthy project. It is important to note that not only am I the Mayor but I also own a storefront business on Roslyn Avenue; so I have experienced the same minor business disruptions as my fellow business owners. I am very pleased with our contractor, T. Novelli Contracting Corp., who worked through a tough winter to bring this project to completion well before the summer months.
The contractor has started the road restoration so we will have a brand new Sea Cliff Avenue. The first part of the restoration was cutting a trench as marked by the Nassau County Inspector, digging out the top 12 inches and putting down 10 inches of asphalt binder. Next week the road will be milled down from curb to curb and the new road surface will be installed. The quickest and most efficient way to complete the road restoration is to close Sea Cliff Avenue to all traffic and parking. While doing the milling the contractor will be able to open each section of Sea Cliff Ave to traffic and parking as each section is complete. The placing of the new road surface will require dry weather in order to properly adhere to the asphalt binder.
It has always been our expectation to hook our sewer line into the line proposed down Prospect Avenue by Glen Harbor Partners, LLC (which will run from a development in Glenwood Landing to the Nassau County Sewage Treatment Facility in Glen Cove). At a meeting of the Nassau County Planning Commission on January 29, 2015, Glen Harbor received final approval of the SEQRA Determination and subdivision. While this is great news, we are actively seeking grant opportunities to build our own line to the treatment facility as to not be subject to the developer’s timeline.
The Board of Trustee thanks you for your cooperation the past few months and your continued patience for the next couple of weeks.
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