The Board of Trustees met in a special meeting on Wednesday at 1 p.m. to approve the new Stormwater Management Plan as mandated by the EPA. The meeting was announced on Tuesday afternoon.
The new plan was precipitated by a July Environmental Protection Agency report which cited Northport Village for having an "inadequate" Stormwater Management System to regulate the discharge of pollutants into Northport Harbor. to present an improved plan or face penalty charges.
The 300-page plan will be available for view and download on the Village website by Tuesday, according to Village representatives.
To satisfy the next EPA mandate, the Village must enforce a program to detect and address non-stormwater discharges, develop written procedures for identifying and locating illicit discharges, and develop written procedures for eliminating such discharges by Nov. 30.