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Helping the Community

posted Jan 16, 2015, 11:20 AM by Eileen Panico   [ updated Jan 16, 2015, 11:21 AM ]
The Ronkonkoma Civic Association stepped in to help some residents fix a problem with the way the LIRR Double Track Project contractors have been storing and transporting construction materials. The picture (below) shows what our resident sees as they look out their window.   This sand was being stored improperly on Johnson Avenue. As you can see, the sand is much higher than the barrier. Residents on Johnson Avenue, were unable to open their windows due to dust and sand flying in. They tried contacting the LIRR to no avail. Then one resident contacted our VP Bruce Edwards.  He immediately called the LIRR and scheduled a meeting. The RCA is happy to report that the following resolutions were made as a direct result of that meeting.:

Fill Pile:
Yard to be expanded, and a buffer will remain on Johnson Avenue; pile height reduced and moved back towards rear of yard as fill is distributed.

Yard Entrance:
Trucks will no longer use current gate with temporary curb cut. Trucks will use entrance at existing parking lot and entrance at signal shed.

Debris in Street:
Contractor will begin a program of weekly street sweeping of Johnson Avenue.

Storm Drains:
Contractor to begin weekly program of clearing debris from storm drains on Johnson Avenue.

Pot Holes:
LIRR to contact Town of Brookhaven to coordinate street repairs as needed.