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LI roundup: Sandy fee waiver in Hempstead, Patchogue sewer funding

HEMPSTEAD TOWN

Sandy-related fee waiver extended

Hempstead Town lost about $1.5 million in building department fees by waiving home reconstruction and repair permit charges to help ease rebuilding efforts for homeowners still dealing with superstorm Sandy’s aftermath, officials said.

But the town board Wednesday voted unanimously for the fifth time to extend the fee waiver program...

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Another fee waiver extension considered

Firefighters in 2012 were unable to save Tropix,

(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

The Hempstead Town Board Tuesday is to consider extending fee waivers for the fifth time -- to June 30 -- for town building department permits for Sandy-related reconstruction and repair.

The board at its meeting also plans to extend the fee waiver for the replacement of documents lost in the October 2012 storm, including marriage licenses and other materials furnished by the town clerk.

“The...

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Corps seeks input on Long Beach dune project

Large portions of the protective dune between homes

(Credit: Jeremy Bales)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is soliciting public comments on documents related to its plan to protect Long Beach from future storms with protective dunes.

The corps announced last week that its $178 million plan would protect Long Beach with nearly 5 million cubic yards of sand and at least 22 new or rehabilitated groins. Work could start as early as this fall, federal officials said...

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