Montesano Bill To Increase Clean Water, Parks Signed By Governor Cuomo

August 20, 2012

Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,I,C-Glen Head) to transfer a parcel of parkland known as the Tiffany Creek Preserve to the Oyster Bay Water District was signed into law by Governor Cuomo today. This new law will allow the Oyster Bay Water District to construct a much-needed well to facilitate the supply of clean drinking water in Nassau County. Nassau County will be receiving nearly five acres of parkland from New York State as compensation.

“Allowing the Oyster Bay Water District to utilize the Tiffany Creek Preserve is crucial to providing clean drinking water to our residents,” said Montesano. “In return, the county will be receiving land from the state that will actually provide more open space for our communities to enjoy. I’m pleased we were able to take action to not only ensure a clean drinking water supply for our residents for years to come but also increase the amount of beautiful park properties Nassau County is known for.

“I applaud Governor Cuomo for signing this important bill into law, and I look forward to working with him further in the future to enhance the quality of life for all Nassau County families and residents.”