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$49G awarded toward Mill Creek cleanup

A sign welcomes people to the Village of

A sign welcomes people to the Village of Port Jefferson. (March 22, 2011) (Credit: Jasmin Frankel)

Port Jefferson Village’s board of trustees awarded $49,000 in contracts Monday night as part of the village’s cleanup of Mill Creek.

The creek, which runs through the village to the harbor, suffers from invasive plant species, debris and poor water flow, village officials have said. The state Department of Environmental Conservation awarded the village $1.6 million last year for the Mill Creek Watershed Management Plan.

The village trustees voted to award a Hauppauge firm, Cashin Associates, contracts of $24,000 and $25,000 related to the remediation project.

The $24,000 contract is for the design development of infrastructure improvements and habitat restoration related to Mill Creek, village documents said. The $25,000 contract is for design development related to stormwater mitigation, documents said.

Cashin was chosen because the firm “is intimately familiar” with the watershed management plan, documents said.

The restoration of Mill Creek could be completed by May 2014, Mayor Margot Garant said.

Tags: Port Jefferson , Mill Creek , cleanup

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