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Dump truck helps Lindenhurst Irene cleanup

The Village of Lindenhurst sign in 2011.

The Village of Lindenhurst sign in 2011. Photo Credit: Alexi Knock

The Village of Lindenhurst is renting a truck to remove the last pieces of debris from Tropical Storm Irene.

The village on Tuesday night approved renting a 20-wheel tractor-trailer dump truck from Posillico in Farmingdale at a cost of $1,280 per truck per eight-hour day. Doug Madlon, deputy village clerk, said the village is finishing up removal of about 150 trees that either fell or were damaged during the storm.

Because the trees come from an area that has been infested by the Asian long-horned beetle, there are strict guidelines for tree disposal, Madlon said. The trees are being ground into mulch by a machine on loan to the village from FEMA.

The truck will transport the mulch to an approved site. Madlon said the village hopes to recover the cost of the truck rental through FEMA.

The village also approved payment of $27,800 to All Island Plumbing in Holbrook, which helped with clearing roadways of debris caused by Irene. The village said it also hopes to recoup that money from FEMA


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