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Port Jeff Country Club adding storage unit

The Port Jefferson Country Club, owned and operated by the village, has broken ground on a new cold storage and maintenance facility, with the first phase expected to be finished May 1.

The cold storage facility will house new golf course equipment, including a John Deere tractor, greens and fairway mowers and utility carts. The steel frame of the building was erected March 1, in the southeast corner of the country club site.

The project is expected to be completed by next winter.

In a news release, greens superintendent Brian MacMillan said the facility “will allow us to store our newly purchased equipment in an organized manner, leading to better efficiency of maintenance on the golf course.”

The project was delayed for several years because of incomplete site specifications and environmental concerns. The plan is now moving forward with an unconditional site-plan approval and ongoing environmental cleanup efforts, according to the village.

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