County to allot funds for Seaford Harbor access road
(Page 2 of 3)
Seaford Board of Education President Brian Fagan said, “This has been a passion for this board for quite some time. We worked with our Central Administration as well as the community and of course elected officials to keep this on the radar. We were pleased to learn that because we maintained the plans and renewed the permits for this project and the strong efforts of our community, we were able to help make this a reality. The entire Board of Education expresses their gratitude to our administration, district parents, and our elected officials, especially Mr. Mangano and Nassau County for making this commitment.”
A long time coming
While congestion at the school has been a problem for nearly 30 years, the district most recently sought voter approval in May 2011 for a bond referendum that called for nearly $600,000 in bond funds to be used for the construction of the access driveway, but residents voted it down because they believed it is not the responsibility of school tax dollars to pay for this type of project since it would run on county land, according to Superintendent Conboy. However, the district never lost sight of the goal of making the access driveway a reality and at the October school board meeting Superintendent Conboy said he had met with state Senator Charles Fuschillo, Nassau Legislator David Denenberg and county Public Works Superintendent Mike Martino, after recent local coverage of the issue.
Meanwhile, Legislator Denenberg wrote to County Executive Mangano to request an amendment to the 2013 Capital Budget for Nassau County to include $650,000 for the construction of the access road. Additionally he asked Jonathan Kaiman, Special New York state advisor for Long Island Storm Recovery, if the state will reimburse Nassau County for the project as part of the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program in the Seaford- Wantagh area.
KeywordsSeaford Harbor School