Last week, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has issued a Record of Decision (ROD) for the American Drive-In Cleaners Site, which describes the remedy selected to address contamination associated with the site.
Contaminants investigated include volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These solvents were a concern because of the site’s history as a dry cleaning facility.
Major elements of the selected remedy include:
1. A soil vapor extraction system: This system will extract VOCs from the subsurface soil. The air removed will be treated as needed before being discharged to the atmosphere.
2. Cover system: A site cover currently exists and will be maintained to allow for commercial use of the site.
3. Building slab maintenance: This maintenance will be performed to prevent vapor intrusion. Annual inspections will be performed to ensure the effectiveness of the maintenance.
4. Groundwater monitoring: A program of monitoring will be carried out to address groundwater contamination. It is anticipated that within a reasonable time period contamination will decrease.
5. Site Management Plan: will include provisions to monitor for the continued effectiveness of the remedy.
The full ROD may be found on the NYSDEC website. Copies of the ROD are also available for review at the Hicksville Public Library.
For more info, you may contact the NYSDEC Project Manager: Melissa Sweet, 518-402-9620, email:email@example.com
On March 24th, the HGCA’s very own Marie Dunker was awarded the TOB’s Women of Distinction award for her volunteer work. As many of you know, Marie is quite involved in the community, both with the HGCA as well as other organizations.
Marie received her award in a ceremony at the TOB, along with the recipients in other categories. Look for her plaque that now hangs at the TOB Town Hall the next time you visit.
A Big Thank You to all our members who made this possible. We were able to bring cheer this holiday season into the homes of 3 families from Lee Ave. School. The Principal and Nurse were very thankful.
The Community Service committee would like to thank everyone for their generous donation to our Thanksgiving Food Drive. It was a huge success. We were able to donate 7 boxes of food and a Gift Certificate for a turkey to a needy family in our community. This is done through the Lee Ave. school administration and nurse’s office, which selected an appropriate needy family. We had enough donations for a Thanksgiving meal and to fill their cupboards for several meals.
We would also like to thank contributions: Foodtown for donating a gift certificate for the turkey and T-Mobile for a case of cereal.
Chairwoman Marie Dunker introduced and called up each recipient and their commercial sponsor. The following scholarships were awarded:
||attending Adelphi for Biology
||attending Northeastern School of Pharmacy
||attending St. Joseph’s double major Speech pathology and
|Perillo Bros Fuel
||attending SUNY Binghamton majoring in Math
||attending St. Bonaventure
||attending SUNY Plattsburg
The HGCA was out as usual to distribute flags to residences in our area,
and to march in the Hicksville Memorial Day Parade. Here’s a great
snapshot of members of the HGCA with elected officials
Pictured are HGCA members who volunteered for our Annual Spring Clean Up. This year we again focused on cleaning up the following 2 areas:
- The So. Broadway Triangle (So. Broadway & South Oyster Bay Road) and
- The So. Broadway median across from Miyako Hibachi & Sushi Restaurant
On Thursday, October 10th, 2013 the HGCA held a “Meet the
Candidates” night at the Hicksville Public Library. Over a 100 members
and local residents were in attendance. Candidates included:
- Ed Mangano and Tom Suozzi for County Executive
- John Capobianco for Town Supervisor
- Shaker Nelanuthala for Town Council
- Mili Makhijani for Town Clerk
- Patricia Harrington for County Court Judge
- Louis Imbroto for County Legislature
- Laura Schaefer for County Legislature
- Rose Walker for County Legislature
For a full rundown, download the following: Meet the candidates 2013.doc (1.3 MB)
S. Broadway at Somerset Ave & Lewis St
In response to a request by the Hicksville Gardens Civic Association the NYS Department of Transportation
re-designed the traffic signal control located on S. Broadway (Route 107) at Somerset Ave and Lewis St.
Left turn and pedestrian crossing signals with countdown timers were installed at the marked
crosswalks making this a much safer intersection for both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
Traffic is running much smoother along New South Road at the LIRR crossing since the tracks were recently repaired and the roadway was regraded.
Thanks to Executive Board member John Simonello for coordinating this project with the LIRR and the Town of Oyster Bay.