Saturday, March 11, 2006

New Civic Blog Goes Live

Press Release—Glenwood Landing, March 10, 2006

Did you know that:

• the Glenwood Landing Power Station may be sold to a foreign corporation along with KeySpan's other regional assets;

• the stormwater system at the new generator site on the east side of Shore Road in Glenwood Landing was unable to handle the amount of rain that fell in 2003;

• the KeySpan lot immediately south of Tappen Beach is listed as an open space priority by the Town of Oyster Bay and Nassau County Environmental Bond Act programs;

• the NYS Open Space Plan specifically calls for establishing a Glenwood Landing Waterfront esplanade;

• the Hempstead Harbor Management Plan calls for creating a canoe and kayak trail around the harbor;

• soil cleanup at the Lundy site by the railroad tracks in Glen Head may begin in as little as four months and be completed within a year;

• the Town of North Hempstead is reviewing a proposal for a 60-unit apartment building on the east side of Shore Road immediately south of the main Glenwood Landing Power Station on a site known as the Hinfin property that includes public and private land?

These and many other facts about Hempstead Harbor, the Glenwood Landing Waterfront, and land use in Glenwood Landing and Glen Head are or soon will be posted on the Glenwood / Glen Head Civic Spot, a new weblog launched and maintained by the Glenwood / Glen Head Civic Association.

Your are invited to bookmark the site and to visit often. If you wish to be notified when new items are posted, send an email message with your name, address, affiliation (if any), and phone number (optional) to gwghcivic@optonline.net. Your personal details will be kept confidential and will be used only to notify you about Glenwood / Glen Head Civic Spot information.

The Glenwood / Glen Head Civic Spot is intended as a clearinghouse for local information about land use, water quality, and related issues and as a forum for constructive dialogue about these matters among all community stakeholders: residents, developers, business owners, members of community groups, elected representatives, government employees, and anyone else who would like to participate.

Items will be posted as information becomes available. You can visit the site to gather information. Then, if you choose, you can post a comment in response to an item that interests you. Commenting is easy; just click on “comment” at the end of the item that has inspired you and start typing (see Seven Simple Steps to Posting a Comment, February 27 posting).

Recently posted items include: GWL Waterfront Scores as County Priority; KeySpan Seeks Renewal of Discharge Permit; KeySpan Buyout: Waterfront Implications; Farewell to a Friend of Hempstead Harbor; and Cleaning Up the Soil at the Lundy Site. There are also links to other informative local Internet sites, such as those maintained by the Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee and the Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor.

Although the Glenwood/Glen Head Civic Association will make every attempt to ensure the accuracy of the items it posts, the Civic Association is not responsible for errors or omissions. We regret any inaccuracies that may occur and welcome comments that correct or clarify the record. Comments posted by visitors to the site are the sole responsibility of the author. The Civic Association reserves the right to remove comments deemed inappropriate due to accuracy, tone, or content, or for any other reason but does not anticipate the need to exercise this option often, if at all (see GW / GH Civic Spot Policies, February 25 posting).

1 comment:

Eric Swenson said...

Note that the minutes of the HHPC meeting which are referred to above are now available online at www.HempsteadHarbor.org