An informational meeting will be held at the Mastic Fire House June 20 for residents and property owners in Phase 1 and 2 of the newly approved Forge River Watershed Sewer District in an effort to streamline the project’s construction.
Tim Rothang, chief of staff to Suffolk Legis. Rudy Sunderman, who is sponsoring the event, said about ⅓ of the properties in the newly approved sewer district needed a questionnaire or an on-site survey completed. It would be ideal for both to be completed before construction begins, Rothang said.
At the meeting, from 1-7 p.m. at 1080 Mastic Road in Mastic, residents can fill out a questionnaire about their properties and make an appointment for an engineer to visit and determine what work will be needed to hook them up into the system.
By a vote of 414 to 71, voters in January approved a referendum to create a new sewer district in the Mastic-Shirley area. The approval allowed for $191.3 million federal and state grants to build out Phase 1 and 2, which includes about 1,900 homes and about 150 commercial properties located mainly along the Montauk Highway business corridor between the Forge River and just west of the William Floyd Parkway.
Construction is set to start next year.
“We’re trying to make the process as easy as possible for our construction workers once construction begins,” Rothang said, adding that the meeting will also be a setting where residents and owners can get any other questions they may have about the sewer district answered.
For more information, contact Sunderman’s office at (631) 852-1300.