Summer has been a time of ongoing projects for our Village. We are currently
finishing up safety and quality of life issues that needed addressing, but of
special concern to us has been the filing of a number of grants that will help
provide our Village with much needed services and projects which are listed below. In addition, We would like to thank our new carting company, Meadow Carting who has provided excellent service to date at a substantial savings to our Village. Many of our residents have voiced their
satisfaction with the new carting company.
We are extremely happy to report that to date, we have received a reimbursement of $547,936 from FEMA and are awaiting additional reimbursements from New York State. The monies, in their entirety, have been allocated by our accountants to pay back the bonds on their maturity date of February 27, 2014. Despite the severity of the storm, we can report that it did not result in a financially detrimental situation for our Village. We are very grateful to the competence of our Village Clerk, Liz Gaynor and our forensic accountants whose diligence and hard work helped make this a successful financial outcome for the Village.
- The new Pump Station alarm system has been installed and is providing needed safety for our system, the wet well has been thoroughly cleaned in order to keep it running smoothly, the yard was cleaned, and Pump #1 has been rebuilt at the Pump Station;
- Two solar stop signs were installed on Manorhaven Blvd. in response to resident concerns;
- A new crosswalk on Manhasset Isle will be added at the corner of Manhasset Ave and Pequot
for improved visablility, and two additional streetlights were installed in Manhasset Isle;
- Fourteen replacement trees were planted and our arborist suggests that any additional trees be planted in the fall;
- We are completing handicap ramps, which have been reimbursed in their entirety by the CHIPS Capital Reimbursement Program;
- The Superintendent of Buildings has been reviewing and working on updating Village Codes;
- Through a reinstatement of a $50,000 Community Capital Assistance Grant, we have been approved for the renovation of our administrative offices updating wiring, flooring and insulation;
- Our new Planning Board has been very active in formulating a comprehensive vision plan and pro-active implementation of it for Manorhaven. We will keep residents informed.
I hope the end of Summer brings you and your families relaxing and happy times.