Plan For The Cold!

Winter is here and the short term forecast calls for near-record low temperatures. With temperatures plummeting to dangerous levels, the District would like to impart the following information as water pipes can be particularly vulnerable to sudden prolonged cold spells.

Every school science textbook teaches that water expands as it freezes.  This  expansion exerts tremendous pressure on both plastic and metal pipes.  At particularly cold times the pressure can be so great that the pipes can fracture and burst. And that is not limited to outdoor pipes, hoses, spigots, water sprinkler lines and the like.

Unheated interior areas put pipes at great risk for damage.  Crawl spaces and unheated basements, attics and garages, even kitchen cabinets can be problematic. Pipes that run against exterior walls can also freeze, especially when they are uninsulated or poorly insulated.

Taking Preventive Action Can Save Your Pipes!

  • Always know where your water service turn off valve is located, just in case you might need to access it in an emergency…like burst pipes.
  • Examine the exterior of your house and around your property for potential freezing problems.
  • Have a balcony with drains? Make sure they are free from leaves and other debris that could clog them and encourage ice damming.
  • Be smart. Open your kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors. That way you will allow warmer air from the room to circulate around the interior plumbing. This actually can make the difference between free flowing and freezing pipes, especially on cold winter nights. (And be sure to move harmful household cleaners and chemicals out of the reach of children).
  • Garages are generally unheated, so keeping garage doors closed helps big time.
  • Wrap your pipes carefully. The tape ends should be butted tightly and the joints wrapped with a proper insulating   tape.
  • Insulate all your pipes, especially in your basement. Pipe sleeves or UL-listed heat tape can be lifesavers (or at least pipe savers!)
  • Maintain the same house temperature day and evenings. Yes, this may may well result in a higher  heating bill; but if your pipes freeze, expand and burst you’ll  encounter far more costly repair bills for the plumbing, damages to the rooms they are located in… not to mention a great deal of headaches and aggravation to boot!
  • Keep faucets slightly open.
  • Attention all snow birds! Are you snow birding or simply traveling? Either way, don’t turn the heat off! That’s a virtual guarantee of frozen pipes. Make sure to leave the heat on…and  no lower than 55 ºF…to discourage freezing.  Never take chances with frozen pipes. It just doesn’t pay.
  • Close the outside hose spigot valve in your basement.

Public Notice

2019 Schedule of Meetings
Greenlawn Water District Board of Commissioners

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Commissioners of the Greenlawn Water District, at an organizational meeting thereof at the Water District Office on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, duly adopted a resolution, an abstract of which is as follows: “AND, WHEREAS, a regular schedule of meetings of the Greenlawn Water District shall be established by the Board of Commissioners; and RESOLVED that all regular meetings will be held at the District Offices (45 Railroad Street, Greenlawn, NY) at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesdays, with the exception of Thursday, January 3rd and Thursday December 26, 2019. Notice of the 2019 meetings schedule and changes or cancellations will be published in the Long Islander, and posted at Commack, Harborfields and Elwood Libraries. In addition, the meeting schedule will be posted on the Town of Huntington and Greenlawn Water District websites.” First regular Board meeting of 2019 was held January 3rd at 9:00 a.m.

Board of Water Commissioners
GREENLAWN WATER DISTRICT
45 Railroad Street, Greenlawn, NY 11740

PUBLIC NOTICE

Organizational and Regular Meeting of the Greenlawn Water District Board of Commissioners

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Commissioners of the Greenlawn Water District will hold their Organizational Meeting at the water district office on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 9:00 a.m., and their Regular Meeting on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Board of Water Commissioners
GREENLAWN WATER DISTRICT
45 Railroad Street, Greenlawn, NY 11740

Commissioner Logan Reelected

Commissioner James M. Logan was reelected to a new 3-year term as a Greenlawn Water District Water Commissioner as a result of the election held on December 11, 2018. Commissioner Logan will begin his new term effective January 1, 2019 and serve through December 31, 2021. The lifelong Greenlawn resident been a member of the Greenlawn Fire Department since 1974 and has also served as Chief Fire Marshal of the Town of Huntington and Head of the Fire Prevention Bureau. Jim has been a Greenlawn Water Commissioner since 2000.

Legal Notice for Annual Election

LEGAL NOTICE FOR
GREENLAWN WATER DISTRICT
ANNUAL ELECTION – DECEMBER 11, 2018

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Annual Election of the Greenlawn Water District will take place on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at the Greenlawn Water District office located at 45 Railroad Street, Greenlawn, NY, for the purpose of electing one Commissioner for a three-year term, commencing on January 1, 2019 and ending on December 31, 2021. All duly registered residents of the Greenlawn Water District shall be eligible to vote.

Board of Commissioners
GREENLAWN WATER DISTRICT

Notice of Preparation of Registration Rolls For Annual Election

Please be advised that the Board of Elections of the Greenlawn Water District shall meet on Wednesday, November 21, 2018, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. at the Greenlawn Water District office, 45 Railroad Street, Greenlawn, NY, for the purpose of preparing the rolls of registered voters of the Greenlawn Water District.

The annual election of the Greenlawn Water District will be held Tuesday, December 11, 2018, between the hours of 3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., at the Greenlawn Water District office, 45 Railroad Street, Greenlawn, NY.

Please note that in 2018 and thereafter, only those persons who have registered with the County Board of Elections on or before the 23rd day before the Water District Election Day shall be eligible to vote. In 2018, such registration must take place on or before November 19, 2018.

James M. Logan, Chairman
Board of Commissioners
GREENLAWN WATER DISTRICT

Public Notice – Please Excuse Our Appearance

You may see a lot of activity and a temporary work trailer at the Greenlawn Water District office, 45 Railroad Street, and it’s all for the best. In order to serve you better and to maximize office efficiency, we are renovating the District office. Our new interior layout will represent a more user-friendly dedication of interior space and will affect our control room, reception area, IT, and board room.

Public entry to the facility will be temporarily restricted to the front east side door (behind trailer) for safety’s sake. However, there will be no interruption of service, and the availability of Greenlawn Water District personnel will not be affected.

For the record, the original facility was constructed in the 1920s with new additions in 1957 and 1975.

Public Notice – Budget Hearing

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Commissioners of the Greenlawn Water District will hold a public hearing at the Greenlawn Water District office, 45 Railroad Street, Greenlawn, NY, at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 6, 2018. The purpose of the hearing is to consider the proposed budget of estimated expenses and revenues of the Greenlawn Water District for the calendar year commencing January 1, 2019. A copy of the proposed budget will be made available for public inspection commencing September 6, 2018 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Greenlawn Water District office, 45 Railroad Street, Greenlawn, NY.

All persons interested will be given an opportunity to present comments at said public hearing.

A public meeting will also be held at the time and place noted above wherein the Board of Commissioners will conduct such regular and other business brought before the Board.

James M. Logan, Chairman
John T. McLaughlin, Treasurer
John H. Clark, Secretary
CONSTITUTING THE BOARD OF
COMMISSIONERS OF THE
GREENLAWN WATER DISTRICT

August 30, 2018

Notice of Annual Election

Notice is hereby given, that the Annual Election for the Office of Commissioner of the Greenlawn Water District will be held at the Greenlawn Water District office, 45 Railroad Street, Greenlawn, NY, on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 for the purpose of electing one (1) Commissioner for a term of three (3) years. Said polling place is located within the Greenlawn Water District in the Town of Huntington, County of Suffolk, State of New York. Polls will be open from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on that date.

Petitions of Candidates must:

  1. Be signed by at least twenty-five (25) qualified voters on a form which must be secured at the District office. ONLY PETITIONS ON THIS FORM WILL BE ACCEPTED.
  2. Be filed with the Board of Commissioners at the District office by 4:30 p.m., Friday, October 12, 2018.

To be eligible to vote, a person must:

  1. Be a citizen of the United States.
  2. Be at least 18 years of age.
  3. Reside within the District at least 30 days prior to said election date.
  4. Be a registered voter under the Suffolk County Permanent Registration on or before November 19, 2018.

James M. Logan, Chairman
Board of Water Commissioners

Dated: August 30, 2018

BID NOTICE: INTERIOR RENOVATIONS

SEALED BIDS will be received by the Board of Commissioners of the Greenlawn Water District at the Office of the Water District, 45 Railroad Street, Greenlawn, New York 11740, until 9:00 A.M., prevailing time, on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 for the furnishing of all labor and materials for the following contracts for the

INTERIOR RENOVATIONS AT THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

CONTRACT G – GENERAL CONSTRUCTION

H2M PROJECT NO. GLWD 1401

Bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud at 9:00 A.M., prevailing time, on this same date. Late bids will not be accepted.

The Board reserves the right to waive any informality in, to reject any or all bids, or to award the contract to such bidder who in its judgment submits the bid with the lowest prices and best schedule for completion of construction.

Each bid must be on the form furnished by the Board of Commissioners and must be accompanied by a bid bond or certified check payable to “Board of Water Commissioners”, in an amount of at least five (5%) percent of the total amount of the bid, said security to be forfeited to the Water District as liquidated damages in case of failure of the successful bidder to enter into a contract for the execution of the work within ten (10) days after written notice from the Board to do so has been mailed to the bidder’s address as stated in its proposal.

Project Manual and Contract Drawings may be obtained in electronic format on Friday, August 10, 2018 at the office of the District Architect, H2M Architects + Engineers, 538 Broad Hollow Road, 4th Floor East, Melville, NY 11747, upon deposit of Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00). Make deposit check payable to GREENLAWN WATER DISTRICT. Bidder’s deposit will be refunded when the original disc is returned in good condition within ten (10) days after the bids have been opened. Only plan holders who have registered and paid their deposit are eligible to submit bids.

A pre-bid meeting and walkthrough is scheduled for Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Administration Building, 45 Railroad Street, Greenlawn, NY.

Dated: August 9, 2018

BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS
GREENLAWN WATER DISTRICT