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Northport Village Board: Sewer Rents Reduced, Cow Harbor 10K Date Set and More

A new plant manager was hired, sewer rent appeals were approved and money was budgeted for the sewer's "G" fund.

 hired a new worker for the Village's  and promoted a current worker to plant manager at their most recent meeting this past Tuesday.

The board passed a resolution (2011-104) to appoint Jack Sammis to the position of Senior Operator, retroactive to May 30.

Sammis replaces , who retired last month after working at the plant for 33 years. "We're lucky to have him step into her shoes," said Mayor George Doll.

The board also approved Ben Meyberg's appointment to the position of sewer plant worker, retroactive to June 1. The purpose of the resolution was to flesh out Meyberg's job title and salary, as his transfer to the sewer department was approved in a resolution at the previous meeting.

Six appeals to reduce sewer rents were approved by the board in two separate resolutions. The second resolution related to a reduction on two meters owned by the Harbour Point Association. One of the meters, located at Bluff Point Road, had its rent reduced to $4,104.27 (from $13,395.17); the other, located along Clipper Drive, had its rent reduced to $9,183.78 (from $30,298.11).

The board also passed a resolution transferring money from the adopted budget to the newly-created "G" fund, specifically designed to deal with all sewer issues. Two resolutions were passed at the previous meeting that created the fund and transferred most of the expenses relating to the sewer plant to the fund. The resolution passed at the June 21 meeting mostly dealt with termination pay and insurance costs for workers (including worker's compensation, social security and life, disability, dental and medical insurance).

A decision on a request from real estate attorney John Breslin for five separate bonds from the Village (totaling $542,000) in order to construct a shopping center on where was once located was delayed by the board until Breslin clarified what parts of the construction plan the bonds would be used for. Breslin wrote in his letter to the board that he would break down the specifics of the bonds after the request was approved, but the board preferred to wait until a specific spending package was submitted.

A request to run the 34th annual on September 17 was approved by the Village. Police Chief Ric Bruckenthal told the board that there would be no major differences in police operations for this year's race.

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