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Notice of Public Hearing Zoning Board of Appeals




TIME:  6:00 P.M.





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.  

Preserve at Indian Hills Update

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).

Q and A with Mr. Frank Petrone 2017

Interview session with Mr. Frank Petrone 2017

  • The Fort Salonga community is very interested in the proposed cluster development at Indian Hills Country Club. Can you update us on this issue?

It is our understanding that the applicant intends to withdrawn his request for a zone change on this property and will pursue an as of right cluster development via the Town Law Section 278. Essentially the applicant will pursue a development that is similar to the conceptual plan submitted with the Zone Change application. However the yield will be determined by the number of homes that can be achieved via a standard R-40 subdivision. It is anticipated that the Planning Board will require many of the same open space benefits offered in the prior plan, including the preservation of the golf course. It is expected that the Planning Board will issue a positive determination and a full EIS will be required to comply with SEQRA.

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Indian Hills Development Update on Agenda for Huntington Planning Board, Wednesday, 7/12, 7 p.m.

The Town of Huntington Planning Board will include a discussion on the “Preserve at Indian Hills,” the proposed development on the site of the Indian Hills Country Club, at its meeting on Wednesday, July 12, at 7 p.m., at Huntington Town Hall.

The Fort Salonga Association will have a representative at the meeting, although this type of meeting typically does not allow for comment by members of the community.

Review the Planning Board’s agenda for the meeting.

Letter to TOH on FSA Vote in Favor of IHCC Zoning Change

Here is a copy of the letter sent by Fort Salonga Association Frank Capaccio to Town of Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone announcing the FSA’s vote in favor of cluster zoning for the Indian Hills Country Club:

Dear Supervisor Petrone,

The proposal to rezone the Indian Hills golf course has generated a great deal of controversy in our community. Recognizing the significance of this decision to the future of Fort Salonga our association has reviewed the application considering all the implications. We have met repeatedly with residents and the builder and also solicited input from the community at large. After careful consideration it is the considered opinion of the majority of our board of directors to support the rezoning application. This is supported by the majority of our 2,500 residents based on the emails we have received over the past several months. Continue reading Letter to TOH on FSA Vote in Favor of IHCC Zoning Change

FSA Update on Indian Hills Country Club

Large Blog ImageThe FSA continues to explore the issues raised by the Northwind Group’s development proposal for the Indian Hills Country Club (IHCC) property.

In short, the Northwind Group wants to take advantage of a Town of Huntington code that allows large recreational-use properties to be converted from R40 zoning—which in Fort Salonga typically means minimum one-acre for residential use—to cluster zoning. You can review this part of the code at ecode360.com/14315622. This change generally allows construction of clusters of homes in portions of the large recreational-use property while the rest of the property is designated a preserve in perpetuity. At the time of a zoning change, a conservation easement would be established that would be very difficult for anyone to change in the future. You can learn more about the Northwind Group’s preliminary plans at its website at http://northwindgroup.com/preserve-indian-hills/.

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Q&A With Huntington Supervisor Petrone

cropped-Fort_Salonga_Logo_green-500px-more-5498859ev1_site_icon.pngQ: The LIRR is looking to create a train yard on the Port Jefferson Branch. Kings Park is one potential location, and it will affect nearly half of residents in Ft. Salonga / Kings Park as well as residents in Huntington bordering Smithtown. Has the Town of Huntington considered a position to protect its borders? Are you aware of any additional locations in Huntington being considered?
Petrone: Yes and we have exhausted all of them. We do not believe the LIRR is looking at any site in Huntington at this point.

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Crab Meadow Watershed Community Meeting Sessions, 6/5, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The Craw Meadow Watershed community meetings continue, with two sessions on June 5 at The View at Crab Meadow Golf Course in Northport. The first session will be 3 to 5 p.m. and the second will be 7 to 9 p.m. The two sessions will have identical presentations by the town’s contractor, GEI Consultants, on the inroads made so far and to identify issues and goals in Stewardship Plan.

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