This afternoon, HudsonValley360 reported that the Galvan Motel on Route 9 in Greenport would not be completed on schedule: "Galvan Motel construction delayed until December." According to First Ward supervisor Sarah Sterling, deputy chair of the Health and Human Services Committee, the delay is attributed to "complications with the septic." Back in March, Tom Alvarez, who owns properties that border the motel site on their east and south sides, raised questions about water and drainage, asserting that the motel's well and septic tank were more than sixty years old. Dan Kent, director of initiatives for the Galvan Foundation, assured Alvarez that the project engineer and the Greenport building inspector were addressing all the issues. It appears doing so is taking longer than expected.
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