Hurricane Sandy Update – Friday November 2, 2012
The Sanitation Department concluded emergency garbage collections on
Wednesday October 31 and began making regular collections on Thursday
Regular garbage route collections will continue on Monday November 5.
Residents are advised to observe normal garbage regulations. Please place
only the appropriate collections to the curb on your regular days.
Sanitation customers are also reminded that garbage, papers, and recycling
should only be placed on the curb the day of pick-up and not left out over
CHARGING STATION TO REMAIN OPEN
The Village of Mineola opened a charging station for residents’ use on
Thursday. Residents who are relying on cellular phones and other portable
devices for communications during the hurricane can charge their devices
at the Village Hall Community Center at 155 Washington Avenue, 8:30
am-4:30 pm every day. The charging station WILL be open this weekend
November 3-4. Residents must bring their device’s charging cables.
Mineola water has been safe for all uses throughout the hurricane.
Contrary to misunderstandings that have been circulating throughout the
hurricane, THERE IS NO DANGER OF SEWAGE BACKUP IN MINEOLA. The county
asked all residents to conserve water use to ease the sewage backups on
the south shore. Sewage would not backup to Mineola. Also, the problems
causing sewage backups on the south shore have since been fixed.
All major public cleanup efforts are complete. Trees have been removed
from streets and homes, debris has been cleared, and we have begun
secondary cleanup efforts. Leaf removal and street sweeping will commence
Street repairs and other infrastructure repairs will be addressed as
post-emergency operations allow.
Although Village Hall has been closed since Monday, phones have been
staffed throughout and since the storm. Phones will continue to be
staffed 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon.-Fri. regardless of whether Village Hall is