September 25, 2013 | 268 views
Freeport Trustees approve 500K for water, sewer repairs
Village trustees acted on a small number of agenda items at Monday’s meeting, including approval of grant applications to improve the water and sewer system. They authorized an application for a $131,250 Environmental Protection Fund Water Quality Improvement grant, with the village to contribute $43,750 of the total, and $315,000 in serial bonds for emergency water and sewer system repairs. Another $132,111 to pay Bancker Construction of Islandia for repairs to a sewer main collapse at South Long Beach Avenue and Suffolk Street also received approval.
Trustees also amended traffic regulations to prohibit parking on St. John’s Place along Mill Road and East Merrick Road, with the exception of weekends and holidays.
Two public assembly permits also were voted on: one for the annual “Chicken Wing Off” Festival by the AMT Children of Hope Foundation Baby Safe Haven for Saturday, October 5, noon to 4 p.m. at Sea Breeze Park, and for a 5K run by Friends of Freeport on October 27, 9-11 a.m. beginning at Woodcleft Avenue and Richmond Street and ending at the Schooner parking lot.
The board also approved about $2,100 in sidewalk repairs on Cedar Street and East Avenue.
A brief public comment segment followed the agenda meeting.
Lois Howes, representing the Long Island Arts Council, announced the 2013 “Arty Party” on October 24 at Coral House where the council will honor five persons: Marnie Katzman, Brady Rymer, legislator Dave Denenberg, Butch Yamali and Tom Phelan.
Frank Grossman asked the mayor and trustees to encourage the Freeport School Board to televise its board meetings over cable community TV Channel 18.
Eddie Martin of American Legion Post 342 announced a Veteran’s Day ceremony at the Recreation Center to honor veterans. The public is invited. The event will begin at 11 a.m.
Alan Jay criticized the use of solar panels on the roof of the Freeport Fire Department, expressing his doubts about the energy savings resulting from their use. A village official remarked to The Leader that about $100,000 has been saved since the panels were installed.
The meeting concluded with an announcement by Mayor Robert Kennedy that firefighters from Freeport’s sister city Walldorf, Germany, were visiting here until Thursday and had marched with village firefighters on Sunday in the Steuben Day Parade taking place in Manhattan.