NYC Health & Hospitals Corp Tells RIOC That Roosevelt Island Steam Plant Will Close March 31 - RIOC Tells Residents Temporary Sportspark Boiler Will Be In Place By Closure Date If Not Sooner And Take No More Than 7 Days To Install
... Concerns have been expressed recently by some Roosevelt Island residents regarding the closing, even temporary, of the Sportspark facility when the Steam Plant closes...and October 2013:
... RIOC Director Howard Polivy and President Charlene Indelicato reported that the Roosevelt Island Sportspark facilityThe issue of the NYC Health & Hospitals Corp (see Page 6 of HHC Capital Committee Report) closing the Roosevelt Island Steam Plant and RIOC installing temporary heating for Sportspark was discussed during the February 20 meeting of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Operations Advisory Committee (audio web cast here). During that meeting it was reported that a temporary heating solution would be installed by the end of February.
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may have to temporarily close ... because of the scheduled closing of the Steam Plant.
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Mr. Polivy explained that the Steam Plant supplies power to the Sportspark and without the Steam Plant, or, a substitute energy source, the Sportspark cannot operate....
RIOC President Charlene Indelicato later clarified that the Sportspark temporary boiler would be installed by the end of February, weather permitting. If weather was a problem, Ms. Indelicato reported that the installation would be completed no later than the end of March and Sportspark will not be closed more than a week for the temporary boiler installation.
Ms. Indelicato told the Board Directors that March 31 is the date NYC has told RIOC
that the Steam Plant will be closed though she added that NYC Health & Hospitals Corp has been constantly shifting the final date of the Steam Plant closing.