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Last Updated: September 17, 2018
The following articles - and more - can be found in our print edition:
Thanking the LVFD for 125 Years of Service
Ben Zeitlin, Executive Producer, of the video linked above, traversed Locust Valley businesses, as they thanked the Fire Department for 125 years of invaluable service.
Bayville Bridge Update
In the two months since the public meeting on the repair of the Bayville Bridge that was held at the Bayville Fire Department on July 12th, Nassau County Department of Public Works (DPW) has been silent. But Bayville Village Mayor Bob DeNatale, Mill Neck Mayor Peter Quick and County Legislator Josh Lafazan are not. They sent a joint letter to the County DPW asking for clarity on the project.
Currently, the County estimates the Bayville Bridge Project to cost $10 million with 80% of this being federally funded, and the bridge be completely closed for 4 months during the construction period. The inspection phase has been completed. The design and approval process is set to be completed by the NYS DOT by May 2018 with biddable plans by September 2018; bidding phase late 2018 after County approval process; Bid award phase expected in March 2019; Construction phase, Spring 2019 through the end of 2020.
In the letter sent to County’s DPW Commissioner, the villages have asked the county for a timely response to the following:
• An expedited work schedule from the selected contractor,
to shorten the 4-month period of a completed bridge closure.
• The county should aggressively seek additional federal and
state funding to offset the cost of this expedited work.
• Installation of a better system of communication alerting residents
when the bridge is closed, be it an opt-in text notification, robocall,
• There should be an emergency phone box to contact help, with a
dedicated line to the 2nd Precinct, for residents who are stranded
during a malfunction.
The Village of Bayville now has a Bridge Rehabilitation Committee, and Mayor DeNatale appointed Joe Castillo, an engineer, to head that committee which is comprised of the Mayor, Trustee David Wright and former Trustee Frank Bates. This committee is ready, willing and able to lend the county assistance when needed.
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