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Mineola Village Board Notebook: July 11

Other news from the July 11 village board meeting.

The Mineola  held a meeting on Wednesday, July 11. Here are some of the things you may have missed.

Bruce Terrace Flood Mitigation

  • The village put out a public bid request for the project.
  • The bid involves the village’s portion of the project, which includes pipe and basin work on Bruce Terrace, the village water interceptor pipe from Dowd Avenue from Pilgrim Lane to Sheridan Boulevard, another drainage interceptor on Liberty Avenue to relieve some of the flooding on East Second Street and the reconstruction of the village’s recharge basin.
  • “We’ve kind of been ahead of the curve, so we’re ready to get started on ours, we’re not going to wait,” village superintendent of public works Tom Rini said, noting the the county is “pretty much right behind us” and was up to a plan review the week of July 2.
  • The Town of North Hempstead completed test drill holes on the soil on July 11 as part of their portion of the project.
  • The county’s department of public works division of engineering will review engineering firm Dvirka & Bartilucci’s plans for any changes.
  • The town was still in the planning stage for its portion as of the July 11 village meeting.

Beebe Road

  • The village recently repaved several sections of Beebe Road following .
  • The top surface layer of the road had begun to break away, a behavior known as “scaling.”
  • At a previous meeting, Rini noted that National Grid would be coming in and installing high pressure gas lines, preventing the village from resurfacing the road for the next several years.
  • The village ended up patching the roadway over the course of a 5 day period before the Fourth of July.
  • According to Rini, the work involved cutting a “wedge on either side of the center of the road and stripping out the middle of the road, the top section that was wearing and had given the uneven surfaces” and laying down a 1.5-inch layer of asphalt.
  • “The residents are happy there,” he said.

Station Plaza Project

  • Over on Station Plaza the village has completed installation of the “” for that as well as all related piping.
  • The village crews experienced minor delays due to special considerations given to on several dates and waiting on a permit from the Long Island Rail Road.
  • The lots have been stripped, and Rini said that the next phase would be curb installation and the “islands” in the lot followed by brick pavers, street lighting and finally the top layer of asphalt.
  • He is hoping to complete the project by the first or second week of August.

Other Board News

  • At ’s Field No. 1 - the smaller one adjacent to the homes on the north side of the park – crews stripped out the center of the field, laying down new topsoil “and we’re hoping to get some grass to grow in there, it’s a difficult time in July and August to grow grass,” Rini said. Village crews only did “minor patchwork” on field No. 3 around the goals for lacrosse and soccer.
  • Another public bid for a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system to  was approved.
  • Lisa DeStefano was approved as new members of the  Company No. 3.

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