Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 05 August 2011 00:00
The dog days of summer have arrived here on Long Island but amidst the recent heat wave, it’s business as usual for the Village of Westbury and Mayor Peter Cavallaro.
Residents hit hard by the heat – and subsequent electric bills – will soon be able to breathe a sigh of relief as the village board passed a resolution earlier this month that will allow residents to sign up for a program through East Coast Power and Gas to save up to 8 percent on their monthly bill.
“Village officials and East Coast Power and Gas are going to be generating a letter that’s scheduled to go out Sept. 1,” said Cavallaro, noting that for interested residents, the process is simple.
“All they need to do is sign up. They can get out at anytime, no long-term contract. They still get their bills from National Grid like they normally would. From their perspective, nothing changes except the price is 8 percent cheaper. The village is already doing it on the buildings we have and we’ve done it probably for a year and now we’re offering it to residents,” Cavallaro said.
C-Town, the supermarket located at 306 Post Ave., recently closed its doors and its replacement, Bravo Supermarket, is renovating the site and will be open for business in a few weeks, Cavallaro said.
The mayor added that construction on the theater is “coming along” and the village is putting together an outdoor movie screening later this month.
“We’re trying to have a mini-film festival at the piazza in August. Theoretically in the future, we’ll have it at the theater, so that’s something we’re working on,” Cavallaro explained.
Residents may have also noticed some village activity on the streets as the annual repairs on streets and surrounding structures.
“Our roadwork and drainage projects are ongoing. The first road that was completed was Franklin Street that was completely repaved. We have a drainage project on Elmwood and Carle Road as well,” said Cavallaro.
The next village board meeting is set for this evening at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall.