An additional $40,000 in directional drilling work required to repair and restore power.
Nearly three months later, sections of eastern Garden City are still feeling the effects of Superstorm Sandy.
According to trustee Nick Episcopia, there's a serious lighting problem in the East where trees pulled out wires during the storm.
"It didn't bother people too much because of the holiday lights on but
now that people have take down their Christmas lights it is pretty dark
in those places," Episcopia said. "Hopefully in 30 to 40 days we'll have our lights back on."
Trustees Thursday approved Island Cable Co. to perform an additional $40,000 in directional drilling contract work to repair and restore power.
Public Works director Robert Mangan said the directional drilling bid was awarded
back on June 7, 2012 for a not-to-exceed price of $40,000 based on $14.50 /foot
caused many wiring breaks due to uprooted trees which required additional
directional drilling to place new wire in conduit," Mangan told Patch. "Since this contract is
considered a requirements contract based on a per foot basis, we have to go
back to the board of trustees whenever it is exceeded past the limit of
Mangan added that this may not be the only time additional work on this
contract will be requested.
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