Message from Mayor Letica - September 1st, 2017

September 1, 2017

Dear Neighbors:

On Friday, August 25 the Village hosted a meeting with the US Army Corps of Engineers, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and elected officials from all levels of government to begin the process of fixing the failing sea wall. Deputy Mayor Pam Pierce and I were joined by Congressman Tom Suozzi, NYS Assemblyman Andy Raia, Town of Huntington Deputy Supervisor Pat Delcol, TOH Assemblywoman Tracey Edwards, TOH Assemblyman Mark Cuthbertson, ACOE NY District Commander Col. Tom Asbery and NYS DEC head of Coastal Management Sue McCormick. I would like to thank them for coming to the site for the inspection. The meeting was very productive and an excellent first step towards a resolution of the seawall issues.
Photo: Pam Pierce
Left to right: Assemblyman Raia, Councilwoman Edwards, Mayor Letica, Colonel Asbery, Congressman Suozzi and Councilman Cuthbertson.
The consensus was that the sinkhole needs an emergency repair to stop it from enlarging and that in the long term the sea wall will need to be rebuilt. The Village is partnering closely with the ACOE and the Town of Huntington to formulate and implement the short-term solution to the sinkhole. I have to commend the ACOE for working in such an extremely cooperative way with the Village. As more information on both fronts develop I will keep you informed.

In closing, I would like to wish everyone a very happy Labor Day Weekend. Please keep in mind that schools open next week. School children and buses will be back on the roads so please drive with extra caution.

Have a great weekend,
Mayor Greg Letica