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Sewage system discussion in North Merrick

The North and Central Merrick Civic Association will host a presentation Thursday by Legis. Dave Denenberg (D-Merrick) and We the People Save Our Waters Coalition on a plan by Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano to sell or lease the municipality’s sewage system to a private company.

The impact of the plan on the community, waterways and beaches will be discussed at 7 p.m. in North Merrick Library, 1691 Meadowbrook Rd.

In January, North and Central Merrick Civic Association president Claudia Borecky formed the Nassau Coalition of Civic Associations, a nonpartisan nonprofit coalition of civic associations, to address issues that affect the county. More than 60 civic associations have expressed interest in joining the coalition, Borecky said.

The coalition is divided into nine regions, each region electing a director to the executive board, she said.

The first issue that this coalition seeks to address is the proposal to sell or lease the Cedar Creek, Bay Park and Glen Cove sewage treatment plants. The coalition is demanding full disclosure of the county’s proposal, as well as transparency and oversight before any deal is signed.

“We, the people, believe that public oversight is necessary to protect ourselves against potential increases in costs to the taxpayers of Nassau County, loss of local control and the possibility of the buyer and lessor negatively impacting the health, safety, welfare and quality of life of our families and that of our environment,” Borecky said in a statement.

For more information, visit nassaucoalition.org, email contact@nassaucoalition.org or call Borecky at 516-972-6988.

 

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