Legal Notice

NOTICE OF PREPARATION OF REGISTRATION ROLLS FOR ANNUAL ELECTION OF THE  GREENLAWN WATER DISTRICT

Please be advised that the Board of Elections of the Greenlawn Water District shall meet on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 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 10, 2019, 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 2019 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 2019, such registration must take place on or before November 18, 2019.

James M. Logan, Chairman
Board of Commissioners
Greenlawn Water District

Meeting the Challenge
of 1,4-dioxane

Recently, news about emerging contaminants in Long Island water has dominated the media, in particular, a man-made chemical called 1,4-dioxane. Rest assured the Greenlawn Water District has been proactive, taking steps to monitor for 1,4-dioxane and to meet the challenge in preparation for the anticipated New York State Department of Health’s (NYSDOH) mandated Maximum Contamination Level (MCL) of 1 part per billion (ppb) for 1,4-dioxane in potable drinking water.

A Nation-Leading Standard

In July 2019, Governor Cuomo’s office announced it has accepted the New York State Drinking Water Quality Council’s recommendations for maximum contaminant levels in drinking water for PFOA, PFOS and 1,4-dioxane, and has directed the Department to begin the regulatory process for adopting these enforceable standards. The standard of 1 part per billion for 1,4-dioxane is the nation’s first-ever level set for that contaminant.

There was a 60-day public comment period, which ended on September 24th, 2019, after which the comments were to be reviewed, and a recommendation to revise or submit the MCLs for adoption by the Public Health and Health Planning Council, subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Health. As of now, the comments and proposed regulation have not been made public.

Understanding 1,4-dioxane

1,4-Dioxane is a synthetic chemical historically used as a stabilizer for industrial solvents, predominantly 1,1,1-trichloroethane (TCA). 1,4-Dioxane is long-lasting in the environment and is present in our groundwater as a legacy of industrial manufacturing from the 1950s to 1990s. In addition to its use as a solvent stabilizer, it is used in small concentrations in a variety of applications, such as inks and adhesives. It is also found in trace amounts in products such as cosmetics, detergents, and shampoos.

What is the current status regarding 1,4-dioxane, and how is the Greenlawn Water District combatting this problem?

Based on the recent New York State Drinking Water Council’s recommendations for maximum contaminant levels for 1,4-dioxane (1 part per billion), none of the Greenlawn Water District’s 14 active wells currently exceed the likely to be established standard. However, we continually monitor our wells to ensure that we maintain current readings for all identified contaminants. With the assistance of a grant from the New York State Center for Clean Water (Stony Brook University), we recently commenced a pilot program to test remediation processes for 1,4-dioxane at our well that had the highest reading.

Conducting this pilot study is an important step in developing a viable remediation methodology for our source water while continuing to provide Greenlawn Water District residents with a high quality and plentiful water supply at reasonable cost. By deploying two different oxidants like titanium dioxide and hydrogen peroxide to destroy 1,4-dioxane, we will ultimately determine the fastest and most effective means of removing 1,4-dioxane from our water supply.

Cost Control

It is important to appreciate that neither the Greenlawn Water District nor Greenlawn residents caused the 1,4-dioxane situation to occur, and the Board of Commissioners adamantly maintains that neither party should have to bear the cost burden of 1,4-dioxane clean up and remediation. In addition to proactively taking steps to monitor and improve the quality of your water, the Greenlawn Water District has commenced legal proceedings against those responsible for the pollution and has also applied for financial grants.

Legal Action

Along with other water suppliers, the Greenlawn Water District is continuing its lawsuit against Dow Chemical, Ferro Corporation, and Vulcan Materials Company—the manufacturers of 1,4-dioxane itself and the industrial solvent TCA it was used in. The lawsuit cites defective design, failure to warn about dangers and negligence, among other things. The suit is asking the court to hold these companies responsible for paying for the necessary equipment to remove 1,4-dioxane from our drinking water as well as ongoing costs for operations, maintenance, testing and compliance. Our attorneys have filed the necessary motions and paperwork, but no date for a trial has yet been set.

WIIA Grant

The New York Water Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2017, (WIIA), authorized the Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) to provide grants to assist municipalities in funding water quality infrastructure. Drinking water projects may be eligible for a WIIA grant of $3 million or 60% of the total net project costs, whichever is less. The Greenlawn Water District has applied for a grant to assist in meeting anticipated costs for well remediation, and we will keep residents informed as to progress.

Going Forward

The health and wellbeing of our residents remains our paramount concern. Your Greenlawn Water District staff, superintendent and commissioners are addressing the 1,4-dioxane situation in a comprehensive, transparent and thorough manner with scientific, legal and regulatory guidance. As stewards of our great single source aquifer, we honor our pledge to provide an uninterrupted supply of the highest quality water to our residents each and every day while being vigilant in protecting our precious supply from all known contaminants. The Greenlawn Water District will continue to safeguard our community by maintaining adequate storage reserves, by remaining compliant with all regulatory agencies and by promoting conservation and sustainability through proven scientific practices.

– The Board of Commissioners, Greenlawn Water District

Public Notice – Special Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that special meeting of the Greenlawn Water District Board of Commissioners has been scheduled for Thursday, October 24, 2019, at 9 a.m., at the District office at 45 Railroad St. in Greenlawn.

Board of Water Commissioners
Greenlawn Water District
45 Railroad St., Greenlawn, NY 11740

Budget Hearing

PUBLIC NOTICE
GREENLAWN WATER DISTRICT
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 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 5, 2019. 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, 2020. A copy of the proposed budget will be made available for public inspection commencing September 5, 2019 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.

James M. Logan, Chairman
John T. McLaughlin, Treasurer
John H. Clark, Secretary

Annual Election

Notice of Annual Election of Water Commissioner of the Greenlawn Water District

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 10, 2019 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 11, 2019.

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 18, 2019.

James M. Logan, Chairman
Board of Water Commissioners

2020 Budget Workshop Rescheduled

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the previously scheduled Greenlawn Water District budget workshop has been re-scheduled from Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 8:30 a.m., to Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. at the District office, 45 Railroad St. in Greenlawn, NY 11740.

James M. Logan, Chairman
Board of Water Commissioners
Greenlawn Water District

2020 Budget Workshop

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Commissioners of the Greenlawn Water District hereby schedules a budget workshop to be held by said Board at the Greenlawn Water District office, 45 Railroad St., Greenlawn, NY, at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 8, 2019.

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

James M. Logan, Chairman
Board of Water Commissioners
Greenlawn Water District

Greenlawn Is Suffolk’s Best!

Greenlawn Water District is Suffolk’s Best Tasting Water…again!

Back-To-Back wins for water provider.

For the second consecutive year and 10th time overall, the Greenlawn Water District has been voted the Best Tasting Water in all of Suffolk County! The public has spoken! The organization participated in the 33rd annual Tap Water Taste Contest which was held May 6th through May 10th at the 50,000-square foot SUNY Farmingdale Campus Center.

Congratulations to the Greenlawn Water District staff, Commissioners John McLaughlin, Jim Logan and John Clark, as well as Superintendent Bob Santoriello on a superb job…again!

As the winner Tap Water Taste Contest, the GWD will next be entered into the regional competition. In addition to its impressive total of 10 Best of Suffolk County titles, the Greenlawn Water District has also twice won “Best Tasting Water In New York State”.

 

 

 

 

 

Notice to Bidders

BID FOR OFFICE CLEANING SERVICES

Sealed proposals for Cleaning Services at the offices of the Greenlawn Water District, 45 Railroad Street, Greenlawn, NY 11740, will be received at that address up until 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. Specifications and schedule of services are available at the District office, or you may call 631/261-0874 to have this information mailed or faxed.

The undersigned reserve the right to reject any and all proposals or to award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder who in their judgment submits the most advantageous quote.

GREENLAWN WATER DISTRICT
Board of Water Commissioners
James M. Logan, Chairman
John H. Clark, Secretary
John T. McLaughlin, Treasurer

Notice to Bidders

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 March 27, 2019 for the furnishing of all labor and materials for the following contracts for the

CONTRACT C – CONTROLS and TELEMETRY MAINTENANCE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES

CONTRACT D – INSTALLATION AND EMERGENCY REPAIR FOR

WATER MAINS AND APPURTENANCES

CONTRACT E – ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES

CONTRACT M – MECHANICAL MAINTENANCE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES

CONTRACT W – DISTRICT-WIDE WELL AND WELL PUMP MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR 

CONTRACT NO. GLWD 1950

Bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud at 9:00 AM, prevailing time, on this same date.

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.

Information for Bidders, Proposal, Specifications and Contract Forms may be obtained in electronic format at the office of the District Engineer, H2M architects + engineers, 538 Broad Hollow Road, 4th Floor East, Melville, New York 11747, upon deposit of Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00) per disc. Make deposit check payable to H2M. 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. Other deposits will be partially or not refunded. Only plan holders who have registered and paid their deposit are eligible to submit bids.

James M. Logan, Chairman
John H. Clark, Secretary
John T. McLaughlin, Treasurer

CONSTITUTING THE BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS OF THE GREENLAWN WATER DISTRICT