UPDATED: 12/22/2020–Building Department Notice for 43-61 Covert Avenue – Fire Restoration

December 23, 2020

The abatement contractor has run into delays due to the cold weather and last snowstorm.  They have shut down the site today for the holiday and will resume on December 30th.  Likely the abatement will be complete mid-January and then the next phase of cleanup will commence. The extent of removals still has not been fully determined since the architect is in the process of studying the structure and code requirements for repairs and/or re-build.  Updates will be posted once they have been confirmed.

Please feel free to contact the Building Department with any questions or concerns from 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday at 516.326.6319 or [email protected]

Regards and Happy Holidays,


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December 7, 2020

Today, the contractor completed their staging and dumpster delivery at 43-61 Covert Avenue.  Starting tomorrow, 12/08/20 asbestos abatement and debris removal will commence for the existing structure.  The work during this first stage will involve abatement of roof flashing and some pipe insulation as well as removal of any loose debris accumulated as a result of the fire.  This phase will take place for approximately 2-1/2 weeks.  There will be a decontamination trailer and a dumpster located at the north west side of the property for this duration.  Dumpster delivery and pickup will occur almost daily.  Daily crew setup will occur every weekday around 7 am, and noisy work will not start until 8 am per the Village Ordinance.

All abatement will be contained and monitored to ensure safety for all surrounding areas, the contractor is required to follow all state and local regulations. 

Once the abatement and debris removal is completed, demolition will begin for the fire damaged structure early in the new year.  The extent of removals has not yet been fully determined since the architect is in the process of studying the structure and code requirements for the re-build.  Updates will be posted once they have been confirmed.

Please feel free to contact the Building Department with any questions or concerns from 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday at 516.326.6319 or [email protected]


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December 2, 2020

Starting the week of December 7, 2020 asbestos abatement and debris removal will commence for the existing structure located at 43-61 Covert Avenue.  The work during this first stage will involve abatement of roof flashing and some pipe insulation as well as removal of any loose debris accumulated as a result of the fire.  This phase will take place for approximately 2 weeks.  There will be a decontamination trailer and a dumpster located at the north west side of the property for this duration.  Starting as early as this week, asbestos abatement notices will be posted around the site as required by the NYS Department of Labor.  All abatement will be contained and monitored to ensure safety for all surrounding areas, the contractor is required to follow all state and local regulations. 

Once the abatement and debris removal is completed, demolition will begin for the fire damaged structure.  The extent of removals has not yet been fully determined since the architect is in the process of studying the structure and code requirements for the re-build.  Updates will be posted once they have been confirmed.

Please feel free to contact the Building Department with any questions or concerns from 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday at 516.326.6319 or [email protected]

Regards,
Renee Marcus, AIA
Superintendent of Buildings