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Bosworth Addresses Concerns About PSEGLI Poles

North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth. Credit: TONH
North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth. Credit: TONH

North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, D-Great Neck, is continuing to address residents’ concerns about PSEG Long Island’s $15 million powerline installation project that runs between Port Washington and Great Neck.

Hundreds of residents attended a meeting on Monday at Harbor Links Clubhouse, imploring that the utility stop the project.

In a letter posted online to the community, Bosworth says that at the April 1 Town Board meeting, she and Councilwoman Dina DeGiorgio, R-Port Washington, will recommend retaining “to advise the Town on the feasibility of burying the wires and to work with PSEG-LI to see if we can come up with a plan.”

Bosworth will also be traveling to Washington the next day to see if the Town can access federal resources “allocated for infrastructure improvements post-Superstorm Sandy” to bury “at least some parts of the electric transmission system, if feasible.”

Read the full letter here.

North Hempstead’s Town Board meets next on Tuesday April 1 at Town Hall at 220 Plandome Road in Manhasset.
Tony Patrick April 17, 2014 at 12:04 PM
i dont miss kaiman, glad he is gone, Christmas hater. and he tried to spend public money for a boathouse for the private port rowing club because they are "non profit". not sure what could be done since the money has been spent already to build the poles. burrying them will cost the town lots of money as the road will be ripped up and repaved. and then the road will be repaved again because the soft soil settles in a few years. i think we might get stuck with these poles
Arguendo April 17, 2014 at 01:42 PM
Nah, just stick Dave Daly's stockholders with the tab, every bit of it. They can sort out later whether Dave ought to be looking to retire early. PSEG-LI does not have license to make up "facts", lie about them, then run roughshod over any community they damn well please.
Arguendo April 17, 2014 at 02:43 PM
Better check into those retirement options, Dave. And start hiding assets. "PSEG Upgrade Stalled State judge backs the town’s stop-work order By Joanne Pilgrim | April 17, 2014 - 1:37pm East Hampton Town’s stop-work order against PSEG Long Island, the utility whose transmission line upgrade has prompted a public outcry here, was upheld on Monday in State Supreme Court, Riverhead. Acting State Supreme Court Justice Ralph Gazzillo denied PSEG’s request for a temporary restraining order that would have allowed it to continue work at the substation. Construction at an Old Stone Highway, Amagansett, power substation will therefore remain stalled, although the utility’s request for a preliminary injunction to prevent the town from further interference is yet to be decided. Meanwhile, Long Island Businesses for Responsible Energy, a new group formed to fight PSEG’s installation of high-voltage wires and large poles along town and village residential streets, has hired lawyers and plans an April 26 meeting in order to gather plaintiffs to sue PSEG." http://easthamptonstar.com/News/2014417/PSEG-Upgrade-Stalled
Arguendo April 19, 2014 at 08:28 AM
Are Bosworth, DiGiorgio and Martins doing ANYTHING AT ALL? The Hamptons folks are way out front on their own version of this unnecessary and unsightly fiasco. http://www.newsday.com/news/breaking/ny-dps-letter-regarding-pseg-li-power-lines-in-east-hampton-1.7730711 http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/pseg-seeks-to-quash-order-stopping-cable-project-1.7760691 One thing is clear: PSEG-LI is one arrogant, public-be-damned utility, worse even than the clueless buffoons at LIPA, whose legacy, toady, politically appointed "Board" is sitting on their hands.
Arguendo April 20, 2014 at 08:07 AM
How does PSEG-LI's intrusive and unsightly shafting fit into Cuomo's charge to power smart? “Let’s incentivize smart projects that locate within state-owned or existing transmission rights-of-way so that they are not interfering or spreading into local communities, and let’s offer those smart projects an expedited approval process” The irony is we had the potential for one of the other mandates, a "micro-grid", with Glenwood operating on clean natgas. Now? PSEG-LI blames loss of the Glenwood connector (an outright lie) and we get the 80-foot shafts. http://www.smartgridnews.com/artman/publish/Delivery_Grid_Optimization/New-York-launches-massive-grid-hardening-and-modernization-effort-6293.html#.U1O3lvldUrV

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