A Smithtown hearing on a proposed Kings Park residential subdivision of a former industrial site drew strong opposition from a civic group and a neighbor at a town council hearing.
New York State environmental officials are poised to open an investigation into hazardous materials that may be present at the former Steck Philbin landfill in Kings Park, a move that could complicate and delay a Suffolk County Landbank plan to sell the tax-delinquent property.
AGENDA FOR PLANNING BOARD MEETING DATED AUGUST 21, 2019
|1.||Appointment # 1 263-265 Main Street Lot Line Change Scheduled Appt. Jim Margolin Esq. will make a presentation|
|2.||MINUTES 07/24/2019 Resolution Reg. Mtg. Min.|
|3.||Site Plan # 1 34 W. 16th Street- Miss Dawns Item Resolution Conditional Determination|
|4.||Site Plan # 2 Bar A Realty 17 E. Jericho Tpke. Item Resolution Modification of Site Plan|
|5.||Site Plan # 3 Estee Lauder 65 Maxess Road Item Resolution Site Plan Determination|
|6.||Subdivision # 1 263-265 Main Street Lot Line Change Item 1 Discussion Project Introduction|
|7.||Subdivision # 2 Darren Malcolm Plat Item 1 Discussion Applicant requests waiver of final public hearing Item 2 Resolution If granted, then Conditional Final Determination|
|8.||Subdivision # 3 Ketcham Plat Item 1 Discussion Amended map layout|
|9.||Subdivision # 4 Powell Plat Item 1 Resolution Amended Approval for existing dwelling to remain|
|10.||Subdivision # 5 Preserve at Indian Hills Subdivision Item 1 Resolution To Accept DEIS for Public Review-Schedule DEIS Hearing for 9-18-19|
|11.||Miscellaneous # 1 ZBA 22317 Maryanne Chernovsky, Little Shelter Animal AdoptCtr n-s 33 Warner Rd w-o Cuba Hill Rd Discussion Review and Recommendation|
|12.||Miscellaneous # 2 ZBA 22322 Tom Papadopoulos, Auto Sport Realty LLC w-s West hills Rd n-o Jericho Tpke. Hunt Sta Resolution Review and Recommendation|
|13.||Miscellaneous # 3 ZBA 22331 Bethpage Federal Credit Union s-w-c Walt Whitman Rd and Overhill Rd Melville Discussion Review and Recommendation|
|14.||CURRENT COMMUNICATIONS Creekside Apartments II Creekside Apartments II; Communication from John Breslin dated 7/29/2019 Re; In connection with Creekside II planning discussion last week and in response to Mrs. Amendola’s question, the property does not involve Mr. Ambrosio. The principals of the Creekside II are Matt DiGiamo, Rich Monte and Bob Lineken|
|15.||CURRENT COMMUNICATIONS Crown Castle May 2019 Crown Castle May 2019; Communication from Residents dated 8/5/2019 Re; Emails in opposition and with health concerns. They want nodes moved away from all schools and day cares. 117 emails between 8.5.19 and 8.14.19.|
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
THURSDAY, JULY 18,2019
TIME: 6:00 P.M.
HUNTINGTON TOWN HALL
100 MAIN STREET
LOCATION OF PROPERTY:
SOUTHWEST CORNER OF PULASKI ROAD AND TOWNLINE ROAD
This property is known as the Reuschenberg/ Channing Property. The applicant is proposing to legalize an existing precast concrete business and erect a masonry building.
A Special Use Permit is required for the manufacturing of precast concrete products.
Also, a Special Use Permit is required for excavation related to the manufacturing of precast concrete products.
Reuschenberg has operated this business without permits for 30+ years, he has disregarded residents’ concerns and treated the land with impunity.
The property is an eyesore. It borders Fort Salonga and effects all nearby residents and those that travel Bread and Cheese Hollow Road and Townline Road.
Please attend this important meeting.
From the Town of Huntington website, posted June 17, 2019:
The Preserve at Indian Hills DEIS Not on June 19 Planning Board Agenda
The Huntington Planning Board will not be accepting the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for The Preserve at Indian Hills at their June 19 meeting.
The Town’s Planning Department has not received the revised DEIS from the applicant in time to be reviewed for the June 19 meeting. The DEIS was expected to be on the agenda for the June 19 Planning Board meeting after it was pulled from the June 5 meeting agenda but in the absence of the receipt of a revised DEIS, consideration of the DEIS cannot occur at the June 19 Planning Board meeting.
Town Planning Department staff had requested additional information that had been identified in the Project Scoping but was not adequately covered in the proposed DEIS. The additional information sought is primarily in the areas of natural environmental resources, water and air resources, ecological resources and community-related character and services.
The article continues at the Town of Huntington website.
6/5/2019 – Planning Board Not Accepting DEIS for The Preserve at Indian Hills at Today’s Meeting
Huntington – The Huntington Planning Board will not be accepting the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for The Preserve at Indian Hills at today’s meeting.
Town Planning Department staff has requested additional information that had been identified in the Project Scoping but was not adequately covered in the proposed DEIS. The additional information sought is primarily in the areas of natural environmental resources, water and air resources, ecological resources and community-related character and services.
The DEIS is expected to be on the agenda for the June 19 Planning Board meeting.
The DEIS was prepared by Nelson, Pope & Voorhis, LLC and submitted to the Town of Huntington Department of Planning and Environment on April 17, 2019.
The Planning Board was scheduled to determine, at their June 5 meeting, whether to accept the DEIS as adequate for public review in terms of scope and content, or return the DEIS to Nelson, Pope & Voorhis, LLC with a written identification of the deficiencies.
On August 16, 2018, the Town of Huntington released The Preserve at Indian Hills Draft Scope submitted by the applicant for a public review and comment period, which ended Monday, September 17, 2018. During the public comment period on the Draft Scope, residents were encouraged to suggest any additional information pertinent to the The Preserve at Indian Hills project.
The Planning Board passed a resolution regarding The Preserve at Indian Hills at its August 8, 2018 meeting, declaring itself the lead agency for SEQRA review; issuing a Positive Declaration, citing a significant environmental impact with the proposed plan for 98 residences and a clubhouse for the Fort Salonga golf course development, requiring the applicant to provide a detailed environmental impact statement (DEIS); and requiring the applicant to submit a draft scope of topics for analysis, including impact on water quality, traffic and other issues.
The resolution adopted by the Planning Board on August 8 was sent to all involved agencies on August 14. A Draft Scope was received from the applicant on August 14 and the Town provided the document to the involved agencies and concerned members of the Fort Salonga Property Owners Association on August 15. The Town has 60 days from the receipt of the Draft Scope to provide a copy of it to all involved agencies until it is adopted.
The Preserve at Indian Hills Draft Scope document can be viewed on the Town’s website under the Planning & Environment Department page, under Site Specific Plans, Reports & Studies (select Senior Living Projects or Residential Projects). The Draft Scope assists the Town of Huntington Planning Board in evaluating the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).
The Town of Smithtown is in the process of launching its Comprehensive Plan to shape the physical, social, environmental, and economic future of the Town. It will serve as a guide for the development of the community by providing a framework for preserving the Town’s character and appearance, ensuring its diversity, supporting investment, and promoting desired change. It also provides the legal basis for control over future development, land use planning policy, and zoning changes
Toward this end, the Town held several public meetings in each hamlet of Smithtown during March and April to spread the word and elicit residents’ thoughts and ideas on topics such as transportation, parking, environment, land use, community facilities and parks, and historic preservation. Among those present and available to answer questions and concerns were Supervisor Wehrheim, Councilman Tom Lohmann, Planning Director Peter Hans, and representatives from the engineering and architectural firm of H2M.
Topics of particular interest to the FSA included the third Dejana property on the corner of Townline and Pulaski Roads, repair of Bread and Cheese Hollow Road, and the proposed Indoor Organic Waste Facility on a 64-acre site on Old Northport Road in Kings Park. Residents of Fort Salonga must remain involved and vigilant on these issues and others (like the Kings Park sewer project) as Smithtown finalizes its Master Plan.
The new address for the Fort
Salonga Association is:
1019 Fort Salonga Rd
Ste 10 #170
Fort Salonga, NY 11768
SPRING EGG HUNT A WASHOUT
Unfortunately, the bunnies were not kind to us this year. Both the April 13th egg hunt date, and the April 20th egg hunt rain date were rained out! The forecast for both Saturdays was not good, and in fact the “rain date” turned out to be torrential rain. It truly was a “rain date!” This is the first time ever that the FSA Spring Egg Hunt had to be cancelled all together. But in the end, the candy that would have been collected by eager Fort Salonga children was donated to the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club, Bronx Division, a favorite charity of our president, Frank Capaccio. It’s good to know that needy children will get to enjoy the candy.
Many thanks to the following local merchants/donors who generously donated services or gifts for our annual Spring Brunch:
1st Prize: $450 package includes:
Del Vino Vineyards private wine tasting for 4 guests paired with Vineyard menu hosted by owner/winemaker Fred Giachetti
Echo dot courtesy of Clayton Funeral Home
2nd Prize: $350 package includes:
2 tickets to the Engemann Theatre
$100 gift card, courtesy of Signature Premier Properties
$100 gift certificate, courtesy of the UPS store #4712
$300 package includes:
Energy Fitness-1 month membership, 2 personal training sessions, plus 2 energy training sessions
$100 gift card, courtesy of IGA Market
Fort Salonga Hair and Nails-1 free manicure
USA Service Station-1 free oil change
Bagel Café-4 certificates for 1 dozen bagels each
Relish Restaurant 8 $10 gift cards
Sweet Mama’s Restaurant-$20 gift card
Bob’s Canoe Rental-2 free canoe rides
Coupon for free car wash for all brunch attendees from Larkfield Car Wash-courtesy of Director Angelo Buffolino
Fort Salonga Wines-2 cases of wine
Bottle Bargains-$25 gift card
Gold’s Gym-1 month membership