Legislator Debra Mulé Applauds County for Securing $1.75M in State Aid for Silver Lake Park Drainage Improvements
(BALDWIN, N.Y.) - Nassau County Legislator Debra Mulé (D - Freeport) thanked her colleagues on the Legislature’s Rules committee for clearing the way to lock in nearly $1.75 million in state aid for vital drainage improvements for Baldwin’s Silver Lake Park.
The $1,9531,337 contract, which was approved Monday, April 12 in a unanimous Rules committee vote, taps D.P. Civil Inc. to complete key elements of the ongoing Silver Lake capital project. The scope of work includes elevating the perimeter walkway of Silver Lake Park; installing tide gates on Silver Lake’s outfalls, installing a stormwater treatment device between Lofts Pond and the natural channel of Parsonage Creek, and providing a fish passage to Caroline's Pond.
$1,746,277.70 of the contract’s cost will be covered by state aid as delivered through the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR). County estimates place the full cost of the project at $2,554,318.
“Today’s action is a pivotal moment in Nassau County’s efforts to address a history of destructive flooding that has occurred at Silver Lake, and the fact that grant money is covering so much of the cost of this project makes it even better,” Legislator Mulé said. “I’m proud that our joint efforts to address this pressing need are coming to fruition in a manner that makes ecological and economic sense for Baldwin residents and all Nassau taxpayers.”
In related action Monday, Legislative committees also advanced resolutions to amend the 2019 capital plan to reflect current cost projections and authorize the county to pursue $294,318 in bonding specifically related to the Silver Lake project as part of a larger $49.2-million bond ordinance. Final approval of the revised plan and bond ordinance could come as soon as the April 26, 2021 meeting of the full Legislature.