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Taking care of business in Lindenhurst

South Wellwood Avenue in downtown Lindenhurst (March 10,

South Wellwood Avenue in downtown Lindenhurst (March 10, 2011) Photo Credit: T.C. McCarthy

At the Lindenhurst Village board meeting Tuesday, the following items were approved:

-- A request from the Lindenhurst school district to sponsor the 5th annual Bulldog Triathalon on village roads on Friday, April 29 between noon and 2 p.m.

-- A request from the Lindenhurst National Little League to host its annual opening day parade on Sunday, April 10, starting at 12:45 p.m. The parade route begins at Lindenhurst Square Park, goes north on Wellwood Avenue then east on Hartford Street to Village Park.

-- The recommendation by Department of Public Works crew leader Tom Schirmuhly to transfer from the Highway Department to the Sanitation Department laborers Brian Saphire and Peter Stancati.

-- The appointment of Thomas Schirmuhly Jr. as a probationary full-time laborer in the Department of Public Works at a starting salary of $8.25 per hour.

-- The appointment of John Hetherington as a probationary full-time mechanic’s helper in the Department of Public Works’ mechanic’s shop at a starting salary of $10 per hour.

-- A request from the Long Island Invitational Parade and Drill Committee to sponsor its annual parade and drill on Saturday, June 4, starting at 9:30 a.m. at Liberty Avenue and South Wellwood Avenue. Permission was also granted to erect temporary signs to advertise the parade and drill.

-- The renewal franchise agreement between the village and Cablevision. The agreement is for a term of 10 years.

-- The recommendation by the Project Review Committee to award the engineering of the project “Phase II Extension of Landscape Islands on Wellwood Avenue” to Harold E. Gebhard. Funding for his services will come from the Suffolk County Grant Funds for Pedestrian and Traffic Safety Improvements for work on South Wellwood Avenue.

-- The recommendation by the Project Review Committee to award the project “2011 Parks Chemical Spraying for Kienle Field” to Turf’N Tology of Nesconset at a price of $550, which will come from the village’s general fund budget. The village board agreed to look into whether the spraying can be done with organic materials after a resident raised concerns about the use of chemicals.

Pictured above: South Wellwood Avenue in downtown Lindenhurst. (March 10, 2011)

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