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Sections of East to Get Street Lights Back in February

An additional $40,000 in directional drilling work required to repair and restore power.

Trustees Thursday approved Island Cable Co. to perform an additional $40,000 in directional drilling contract work to repair and restore power. (Credit: Suzie Alvey)
Trustees Thursday approved Island Cable Co. to perform an additional $40,000 in directional drilling contract work to repair and restore power. (Credit: Suzie Alvey)
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 price.

"Hurricane Sandy 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 $40,000."

Mangan added that this may not be the only time additional work on this contract will be requested.
Bill Sweeney January 15, 2013 at 09:06 AM
Wow, only 3 mos. very impressive.

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