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Would you support Nassau County imposing a five-cent fee on plastic and paper carryout bags?

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On January 1, 2018, a new Suffolk County law will go into effect, charging a five-cent fee for plastic and paper carryout bags, at a variety of retail stores. Those in support of the fee believe it will protect the environment. Those against view it as a tax that will hurt local businesses. Would you support Nassau County imposing a five-cent fee on plastic and paper carryout bags?

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Sat, 07/11/2020 - 03:51


disaster preparedness

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after the awful mess the county and towns made of disaster preparedness, i suggest the following:
1- LIPA be FORCED to continue and increase their tree trimming program
2- LIPA be FORCED to TURN OFF POWER in a storm such as this. That way the transformers don't 'blow' and you just turn it back on after the storm and trees are off the wires (the trees which have already been neatly trimmed back)
3- the county have 100 full fuel trucks ready in Eisenhower Park
4- One or two gas stations are designated to serve ONLY first responders, including electricians, plumbers and others who need vehicles to help other people
5- redraw flood maps.
6- have consultants available to teach people how to storm proof their homes/ basements


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disaster preparedness

#'s 5 & 6 are the only ones that make sense, the first 4 #'s will never happen, especially putting 100 fuel trucks in the park. One spark and the park becomes a big hole in the ground. LIPA is on the way out so the thing we should "force" them to do is to hand over the funds and reigns to the highest competition bidder and go... Turning off the power during a storm makes no sense at all. burry all the lines underground is a much better idea.


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