Long Beach, NY buying shoreline from Hempstead Town to protect infrastructure

Hempstead Town Board members are to vote Jan. 8 on an agreement to sell the seabed land for $55,250 for city bulkhead projects. The Town of Hempstead plans to sell 0.2 acres of shoreline to Long Beach as the city plans a $20 million bulkheading project around its utilities and critical infrastructure.

Hempstead Town Board members are to vote Jan. 8 on an agreement to sell the seabed land for $55,250. The city plans to build about a half-mile of steel bulkheading on its north shore, from under the Long Beach Boulevard bridge to National Boulevard.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced in October that the city would be fully reimbursed for the section of bulkheading to be built around the wastewater treatment plant, water purification plant and electric substation.

Long Beach Corporation Counsel Rob Agostisi called the bay protection “the single most important project” in the past decade and since superstorm Sandy.

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