Lindenhurst OKs $900G for Sandy debris removal
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The Village of Lindenhurst has approved payment of more than $900,000 for debris removal and other services related to superstorm Sandy.
The village board voted recently to pay more than a dozen companies who have submitted invoices for work related to debris removal. The total bill comes to $902,582. The board also agreed to pay $7,473 for "emergency protective measures" in response to Sandy, and to replace signs damaged by Sandy at a cost of $2,778.
Clerk-Treasurer Shawn Cullinane said the village already has requested reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and officials hope to receive that money before pressure builds to pay the companies.
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"Our hope is that the turnaround is relatively quick," he said. If not, he said, the village may have to do some short-term borrowing.
The village board approved several Sandy-related contracts also to be paid for by FEMA reimbursement. A contract for debris removal and transportation was awarded to All Island Plumbing of Holbrook, which is charging per eight-hour day: $750 for a 20-yard dump truck and operator; $1,100 for a 30-yard dump truck and operator; $900 for a three-yard payloader and operator; and $1,300 for an excavator and operator.
AB Environmental of Bohemia was awarded a contract not to exceed 20 days at $2,077 per day for emergency cleaning of stormwater catch basins. Coastal Distribution Llc of Farmingdale is contracted for loading, transportation and disposal of debris at a rate of $85 per ton with a maximum of 2,000 tons. Stout Construction of Patchogue has been hired to remove and dispose of debris at the Lindenhurst Marina at a cost of $25,050.