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Posted on: March 27, 2019

Town Installs Emergency Access Gate at Birchwood at Spring Lake in Middle Island

Birchwood at Spring Lake new access gate

Farmingville, NY –  Councilman Michael Loguercio continues to work together with the residents of Birchwood at Spring Lake Community and the Board of the Homeowner’s Association to address any concerns of the residents in the community. When first elected, they were concerned about safety in the event of an emergency since there was no second point of evacuation from their community. There are over 750 residents currently living in the Birchwood at Spring Lake Community and the Councilman vowed to find a solution to address this concern. Partnering with Supervisor Ed Romaine and Highway Superintendent Dan Losquadro, the assessment was done, plans were put together, and the project commenced. The emergency gate access was completed early this year. Pictured left to right are Councilman Loguercio with Birchwood at Spring Lake residents Mike Habich; Gregory Bottomley; Fran Gentlemen; Kelly Occhipinti; Pat Olson and Charles Schuster.

Councilman Loguercio said, “Safety of all residents is paramount. As a first responder with the Ridge Fire Department, I understand what is needed at the scene of an emergency and in the event that we had to ask this community to evacuate, having a second way to do so can save precious minutes and save lives. Unfortunately, we had a tragedy recently on Route 25 that tested the use of this emergency gate and it did exactly what it was intended to do. We were able to get residents in and out safely without causing any further stress to the emergency scene that was taking place on Route 25. Thank you to Supervisor Ed Romaine, Highway Superintendent Dan Losquadro and his hardworking staff for their support and for working with my office to see this project completed so beautifully.”

Division of Public Information * Office of the Supervisor
One Independence Hill • Farmingville • NY 11738 • Phone 631-451-6595

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