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2013-10-02 / Front Page

S.C. Lawmakers to consider proposal on plan to fight tick-borne diseases

Meeting on Tuesday


Legislation directing the county to draw up plans to fight the Lyme Disease epidemic plaguing Suffolk County was unanimously approved by the County Legislature’s Public Works and Transportation Committee yesterday and will go to the full Legislature for a vote next Tuesday at its meeting in Riverhead.

Under Introductory Resolution 1810-13,sponsored by S. C. Leg. Jay. H. Schneiderman, the yearly Suffolk County Vector Control plan would include a section on the steps being taken to reduce the incidence of tick-borne illnesses. This section shall include the work to be done, the methods to be employed and methodologies to determine the effectiveness of the program. 

“It is important that you voice your concerns about the importance of the legislation directing the county to draw up plans to fight the Lyme Disease epidemic plaguing Suffolk County to the Legislature and speak in support of the new plan,” said Schneiderman.

The meeting is on Tues., October 8, 9 a.m. at the Riverhead County Center, Maxine Postal Auditorium located at 310 Center Drive, Riverhead.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, please send comments to:  The Clerk of the Legislature, William H. Rogers Building, Veteran’s Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, New York.  Fax number is 631-853-4899.

If you have any further questions or concerns contact Schneiderman’s office at 631-852-8400.

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