PERMISSION TO CONDUCT SOIL TESTING
Mayor Rosenblum reported that National Grid has requested permission from the Village to continue its investigation of potential environmental impacts that may be present at its property on Beacon Walk, the site of acetylene gas production that occurred in the early part of the twentieth century to power the street lights at that time. The field investigation is being mandated by the NYS DEC, one of twelve sites on Long Island where similar material was produced. The investigation in Saltaire thus far has uncovered that the only bi-product found was lye. The purpose of the continued soil borings is to determine the extent of the areas affected. Mayor Rosenblum stated that the Village Attorney Joe Prokop had drafted a letter granting permission for continued investigation under certain conditions, which was distributed to the members of the Board. Trustee Cox made a motion to authorize the issuance of the letter of permission with the conditions presented along any others that the Village Attorney deems appropriate. The motion was seconded by Trustee O’Brien and the motion on call without objection was unanimously so approved.
That old acetylene plant cold really pack a wallop.