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.
Congratulations to our neighbors in Kings Park on being awarded more than $20 million in state and county grants to fund a long awaited sewer system and revitalization plan. The Fort Salonga Association is a proud supporter of the Kings Park Civic Association’s efforts along with the Kings Park Chamber of Commerce’s hard work organizing the community effort that resulted in these grants. We wish them the very best as the plans move forward. Continue reading FSA Congratulates Kings Park on County and State Grants
The Kings Park Civic Association, the Kings Park Chamber of Commerce, and Vision Long Island are hosting a meeting to outline recommendations for the Kings Park Downtown Revitalization project on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 2 to 4 p.m., in the William T. Rogers Middle School located at 97 Old Dock Rd, Kings Park.
What happens in Kings Park and in the Town of Smithtown affects Fort Salonga, and the FSA encourages resident participation.
Our association has been hard at work. The reenactment of the Battle of Fort Slongo on October 10th was an exciting event. You can read more about the event in this issue. We are working with Boy Scout troop 52 on a project at Makamah beach. There is a proposal with the Town of Smithtown zoning board called (Open Meadow) 9 Sunken Meadow road that we oppose and we hope that the Town of Smithtown Zoning board decides that Flag Lots are not for our community.
The Fort Salonga Association has joined the chorus of concern expressed by residents and civic associations throughout the town in opposition to the proposed Uplands development.
The proposal by the Society of St. Johnland is to construct almost 200 units designated for senior housing and a four-story parking garage on 50 pristine acres of pond and forest, of which only 21 are likely available for development. This concerns us because of the significant number of zoning changes required to advance the project. Years ago the Town of Smithtown wisely protected this environmentally sensitive parcel, designating it for one acre residential development only.
This year marks the 100th formal anniversary of the Kings Park Fire Department. Local historian and author Miles Borden has completed his latest edition of its history which he recently presented at the Kings Park library.