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Mayor Discusses Rainbow Center Refurb, Gazebo

Mayor Brennan and the village board update residents about the status of the community center upgrades and gazebo rebuild at recent meeting.

The most recent meeting of included updates about the village’s planned of the and the rebuilding of the in Village Square.

The board gave the green light to contract an engineer to look at the – the first step in overhauling it and make it completely green and eco-friendly, as .

He reiterated at the May 3 meeting that, “It won’t cost the village a penny. We’ve got grants, and LIPA incentives.”

The firm recommended by the project review committee and approved by the board to conduct an inspection of the center’s structural conditions is H2M Architects in Melville, and funds in the amount of $7,500 will be appropriated from the 2009 Community Center Renovations Bond Fund, the board noted.

Mayor Brennan expects this first phase to commence June 1.

As for another project on the minds of just about every Lindenhurst resident – the rebuilding of the – Brennan told Lindenhurst Patch at the same meeting, “We’re ready to go, but Suffolk County is dragging its feet on giving us the okay. I don’t know why.”

He originally he hoped to have the – which was blown down in a March 2010 nor’easter – in time for Oktoberfest. He’s still hopeful, but it’s now in the hands of the county as they wait for the green light on some promised money to begin the project, which includes a police substation and .

No other details of the project were discussed, and the village hasn’t yet broken ground any part of the project.

At the same meeting the Heer Park and Meridale Civic Associations, led by President David Woods, presented a joint letter urging the board to deny T-Mobile’s application to install a cell tower at 430 Montauk Highway. Their objections were outlined by Woods.

He said residents and members of those associations “remain unconvinced that cell tower transmissions aren’t harmful; that there’s a sufficient amount of customers to support the tower in relation to the benefits to the village; that it’s HVAC” as opposed to structural considering it’s 24-feet high.

The board listened, with the mayor noting that it was on the May 3 agenda as a negative recommendation from the planning board. The board approved that negative recommendation later that night.

Eddie May 12, 2011 at 02:42 AM
Meridale Civic, Heer Park Civic and recently a notification about another civic association. Does anyone know where or when the Lighthouse Point civic association meets?

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