Thursday, June 26, 2014
Flood Mitigation Project Advisory #3: [Project Delayed: Again!]
The following information was provided by Dan Mundy, President f the Broad Channel Civic Association:
Street Raising Update
On Tuesday June 25 the civic Association was notified by DDC that the expected start date, of the end of June, that had been given for construction to begin was to be delayed.
The reason given for this was the ongoing discussions over the plan to move the utility poles during construction.
It was explained that the utility pole issue had to be resolved before any construction could take place.
The civic association argued that this issue should have been resolved long ago and that the bulkhead work that was to be the initial phase of construction could still begin as the utility pole issue was addressed. DDC initially indicated that no construction could take place until this issue was resolved.
Councilman Ulrich immediately called DDC and Insisted that the project not be delayed and that the bulkhead work move forward.
DDC has agreed and at this time we are told that they have ordered all of the required sheet pilings and that they will be starting the bulkhead work in August.
The councilman is also arranging to have all parties meet to discuss how to quickly resolve the utility pole issue ( the poles have to be moved during construction in order to allow for half of the street to be accessible while the other half is being constructed) and has asked con ed to consider installing the wires underground to eliminate the problems of overhead wires coming down during storms as well as to increase the aesthetic look of the block when completed.
DC Rep Fern Weinreich will be at [ this evening's]...Thursday June 26th, Civic meeting to give an update.