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Suffolk County Septic Lottery; Applications due: 4:30 p.m. on November 14, 2014

The County will be conducting a lottery to select 19 homeowners to receive a free advanced wastewater treatment system that greatly reduces nitrogen contamination – including free installation, monitoring and maintenance for five years.   The pilot program is part of Suffolk County’s Reclaim Our Water initiative, a comprehensive plan to improve the County’s water quality, restore the region’s natural storm barriers by eradicating nitrogen pollution by means of sewering targeted areas and implementing advanced on-site wastewater treatment systems. Residents are encouraged to log onto County Public Work website to fill out an application.

Applications are due November 14, 2014. After a thorough screening process, a random drawing will be conducted to select the 19 qualified homeowners.

**Please be sure to obtain a site work only permit in order for Engineering to inspect any on-site restoration, ensuring you are in compliance with Town codes. Call the Town's Engineering Department at (631) 224-5360.

 

Islip Officials Mark Ground Breaking for Town’s First CNG Facility That Will Reduce Pollution and Bring Town Revenues

Ronkonkoma, New York — Town of Islip Supervisor Tom Croci and fellow Town Board members were joined today by executives of Clean Energy Fuels Corp., to break ground on the Town’s first municipal compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility at the MacArthur Resource Recovery Facility in Ronkonkoma. 

The $2 million facility, located on 2 acres at the MacArthur Waste-to-Energy Facility at 4001 Veterans Memorial Highway, adjacent to Islip MacArthur Airport, will be fully funded by the operator, Clean Energy, and when completed, will reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that refuse collection trucks in the Town produce, while also providing the Town with a new source of revenues. The CNG station is the latest of Islip’s initiatives to further environmental awareness and preservation.

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Town of Islip Toughens Laws Against Decrepit, Vacant Properties

Islip, N.Y. – The Islip Town Board continued in their commitment to public safety by unanimously passing legislation that will strengthen the Town’s ability to prosecute the owners of dilapidated properties, as well as the owners of abandoned dwellings. The new measures include the formation of a Vacant Property Registry, which will allow Town Fire Marshals and Code Enforcement personnel to track the condition of these dangerous properties in a more effective manner. The punishment for violating the new blight codes includes an escalating series of fines and other penalties. 

“Blighted properties are a hazard to public safety and a hindrance to economic development in many of our neighborhoods,” said Supervisor Tom Croci. “We have been committed to stamping out these stains on our community, and these measures allow us to target the negligent property owners that are dragging their neighborhoods down.”

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