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Letter: Nassau County: Please Pay To Repave Your 0.3 Miles Of Plandome Road

(Editors note: This letter was sent to Honorable Edward Mangano, county executive, Nassau County and to the Manhasset Press for publication.)

The Town of North Hempstead is ready to proceed with a repavement of Plandome Road from Northern Blvd. (Rte 25A) to the town’s border at Webster Ave. This town project is part of the Phase 1 of the Plandome Rd Vision Project, funded through a NYS Safe Routes to Schools grant covering the Plandome Rd roadway between Memorial Place and Park Ave. The NYS-DOT approval process has taken far longer than anticipated over several years and is currently scheduled to break ground in summer 2012. Because the entire length of Plandome Road has continued to become deteriorated, the town supervisor has agreed to concurrently fund the town’s repavement of the remaining Town of North Hempstead sections of Plandome Rd. not covered by the Safe Routes to Schools grant project. However, this will leave one small section of Plandome Rd., through the Incorporated Village of Plandome Heights, unpaved. TNH Supervisor Jon Kaiman has publicly agreed that if the county will authorize the appropriate intermunicipal agreement to fund this Nassau County owned section of Plandome Rd., then the entire length of Plandome Rd. can be repaved by the same work crew at the same time, thereby achieving the most cost effective roadwork concurrently, and provide a continuous concurrent repavement. Failure to take action now will leave this 0.3 mile of Plandome Roadway through the Village of Plandome Heights in its current poor condition.

The Council of Greater Manhasset Civic Associations stands in full support of the Village of Plandome Heights’ recent request that Nassau County authorize the needed intermunicipal agreement to fund the Town of North Hempstead’s repaving of this remaining 0.3 mile stretch of Nassau County- owned Plandome Rd.

We hope that you will concur with the distinct efficiency of performing work concurrently and take the actions needed to fund its concurrent re-pavement. Time is of the essence to take action to realize this concurrent efficiency and we hope for your timely favorable reply.

Richard Bentley, President
Council of Greater Manhasset Civic Associations