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Browning Announces Oct. 2nd Sewer District Meeting

Mastics/Shirley Report Complete, RFP for Design Next

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Who: Legislator Kate Browning, Suffolk County 
Department of Public Works, Suffolk County 
Mary Ann Taylor, CDM Smith, Sewer Consultant
Frank Russo, H2M Architects, Sewer Consultant 
Property owners within proposed sewer district boundaries 
What: Suffolk County’s sewer consultants have completed a comprehensive sewer study for the Mastic-Shirley  peninsula. The County chose the communities of Mastic, Shirley and Mastic Beach as critical areas to be sewered, and commenced a County-wide study to determine if sewering this area is feasible. Stakeholder meetings were held in 2012, and a final meeting has been scheduled to unveil the completed study. All property owners are encouraged to attend. The topics to be discussed include treatment plant location, district boundaries, low-pressure and gravity systems, the benefits of sewers and the timeline for design and construction. 
Why: For decades the residents of the Tri-hamlet community have been calling for the construction of a sewer district to help protect the Forge River and Great South Bay, as well as to improve downtown corridors in need of revitalization. The dream of constructing sewers has never been closer to reality, and Legislator Browning has scheduled a final public hearing before advertising a request for proposal (RFP) to hire an engineering firm to complete the design of the district. County and State funds have been secured by Legislator Kate Browning and Senator Lee Zeldin to cover the cost of design, and once complete the project will be shovel ready. Eventually property owners will vote on whether to create the district or not. 
When: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 7pm 
Where: Mastic Fire Department, 1080 Mastic Road, Mastic, NY 11950