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NY AMERICAN WATER’S PLAN FOR A NEW $5 MILLION WATER TOWER The NY American Water Co. (NYAWC) is moving forward with its plan to replace the existing Glen Head/Glenwood Landing water tower with a proposed new $5 million tower. Glen Head and Glenwood Landing residents should have already received notices from the company indicating that the cost of the new tower will be passed on to residents through a surcharge added to their bills. A local resident has taken the lead in addressing NYAWC’s plan by creating a petition to stop them from replacing the existing tower and instead seeking a less costly renovation of the existing tower. The cost of the water tower renovation is estimated to be approximately $700,000 and would extend the life of the tower by an additional 20-25 years. According to regulations, the cost of a new water tower structure can be passed on to residents while the cost of maintenance and renovation must be absorbed by the water company. The towns of Carle Place, Freeport and Oyster Bay have opted to renovate their water towers versus replace them. The local civic association leaders met this past week to discuss a community response to NYAWC’s plan. There was a unanimous decision to join together to oppose the construction of the new water tower and support the renovation of the existing tower. The decision also considered the style and height of the plan for the new water tower. If you are interested in supporting the petition, please click here: The Town of Oyster Bay Zoning Board of Appeals will be holding a public hearing regarding NYAWC’s application for a variance to install the new water tower on January 12th, 7:00pm, at the TOB Town Hall at Audrey Avenue. A height variance is needed to build the new taller water tower. We ask for your support in attending the TOB’s meeting to demonstrate the community’s response to NYAWC’s current plan and hold them accountable to their customers. For questions about the Promenade Civic, please email: unsubscribe from this list

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