(MINEOLA and SEA CLIFF, N.Y.) - Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton (D – Glen Cove) secured passage of an inter-municipal agreement to advance an approximately $8-million investment in Sea Cliff’s sewer infrastructure that will allow approximately 180 homes and businesses to connect to the Glen Cove Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The agreement, which was unanimously ratified by the full Nassau County Legislature on Monday, Dec. 9, marks the successful conclusion of a five-year process.
“By making this investment in our sewer infrastructure, Nassau County and the Village of Sea Cliff are taking an important step that protects the environment, safeguards public health and creates new economic development opportunities in Sea Cliff’s unique downtown business district,” Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton said. “I thank my colleagues for supporting a wise investment in the future of a vibrant waterfront community.”
Funding will be drawn from approximately $4 million in County capital plan funding; $3 million in State grants and approximately $1 million in Village resources. Sea Cliff’s sewer upgrades call for the installation of 5,850 linear feet of sanitary sewers under portions of Sea Cliff’s Prospect, 12th, Summit, Fairview and 8th Avenues. The new sewer will connect to an existing gravity sewer in Carpenter Avenue in Glen Cove.
By allowing the Village of Sea Cliff to promptly put the item out to bid, the intermunicipal agreement allows officials to coordinate the sewer upgrades with scheduled street improvements on Shore Road in Glen Cove, saving both time and taxpayer dollars.
"The Village of Sea Cliff extends a big thank-you to the County Executive, the County Legislature and especially Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton for this grant funding that will improve our environment,” Sea Cliff Mayor Edward Lieberman said. “Bruce & Delia have been true stalwarts in pursuing this significant public works project."
"It is very exciting that so many years of efforts, planning, and collaborating are paying off,” Sea Cliff Village Manager Bruce Kennedy said. “Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton and I have been working on this important environmental and economic project for nearly a decade. Delia has proven to be an incredible partner and advocate for her constituents. We are very grateful for her stewardship."