Electrician union’s new facility in Cutchogue almost ready to open

BETH YOUNG PHOTO | The newly completed conference center at the former Santorini resort in Cutchogue, which is now owned by a New York electricians' union.

The electricians’ union that purchased the old Santorini Beach Resort at the end of Duck Pond Road in Cut­chogue expects its new 18,000-square-foot conference center at the site to open soon.

The Joint Industry Board of the Electrical Industry, a part of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, which owns the 12.3-acre property, is awaiting final Planning Board inspection before receiving the certificate of occupancy for the new building.

The other former motel buildings have also been renovated to serve as the union’s Long Island educational facility, complete with a restaurant, pool and pool house.

Visitors must pass through a security gate before entering the property.

The Planning Board approved the project in 2010 and board members said at Monday afternoon’s work session that they received no complaints during construction about truck traffic driving to the site down the quiet residential dead-end street.

Planning Board chairman Don Wilcenski seemed excited by the project’s completion.

“I’m going to electrician school tonight!” he said.

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