Village Board Discusses Water Deal, 'Salmon Syndrome'

Board brainstorms water source change, code enforcement efficiency.

According to former Farmingdale Mayor George Starkie, the first step in the water supply change is simple.

"A letter from this board is what will get the ball rolling," said Starkie at Monday's Village Board work session. Starkie believes an initiation by the board is the first step in getting attention from higher forms of government.

"I have no qualms if we decide to do this," said Farmingdale Mayor Ralph Ekstrand. "We can do this May 7, and May 8 have it Fed Exed out to everyone…"

This may be the first step in ending the two-year search for an outside source to run the water supply. Legislation is required to approve this step that

Representatives from code enforcement also came forward at the session to work with the board in mapping out more efficient ways of handling their jobs. Representatives cited "salmon syndrome," where one resident violates a code and others follow, as a major issue, especially with parking. 

The board resolved to allow Nassau County Industrial Development Agency to hold a public hearing at 120 Secatogue Avenue on May 9 at 10 a.m. in the court room.

There will be no work session next Monday. The next Village Board meeting is May 7.

Bradley H. Smallberg April 25, 2012 at 12:30 AM
I still do not understand why we are outsourcing our water issues. We incorporated as a village to handle our own issues. Water is clearly something that is in our dominion.


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