2-7-14 - PRESS RELEASE REGARDING STATE COMPTROLLER'S ANNUAL UPDATE
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FEBRUARY 12, 2014 - SPECIAL SNOW UPDATE FROM MAYOR GIUNTA
Dear Manorhaven Residents:
Manorhaven like all the surrounding villages, has experienced difficult snow conditions and frustrating snow removal efforts. We understand and share your frustration in dealing with these adverse conditions. Back to back storms and icy conditions have created an area wide shortage of salt, which has not only impacted us, but all neighboring villages as well.
Resident safety is our prime concern, and we are making every effort to keep residents safe by clearing all roadways as quickly and efficiently as possible. When equipment failed during the first storm, we took immediate measures and purchased a new plow for use on our code truck as well as a new sander. This has resulted in our trucks now being able to plow closer to curbs, corners, and pavement. There is a serious statewide salt shortage. http://www.newsday.com/long-island/snowy-icy-weather-spawns-road-salt-shortage-on-long-island-1.6951753 However, we have been in constant communication with the Town of North Hempstead in an attempt to secure as much salt as allowable. Additionally, we have hired an outside construction company to assist us with heavy snow removal. Our DPW has been, and is continuing to work around the clock on snow removal.
Many residents have inquired about potholes. Adverse weather conditions have contributed to an even greater number of potholes than usual. Our DPW has been identifying their locations. Additionally, our staff has been logging all reported potholes. As weather permits we are and will be cold patching all potholes. Priority will be given those that pose the greatest danger to residents.
Most of all, we thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this winter snow emergency. Please sign on to and listen to all North Shore Alert messages at www.northshorealert.org for all important emergency updates.