Town to Consider Cleanup of Kings Park Home, Zoning Changes

Smithtown Town Board will host a public meeting 2 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall.

Smithtown Town officials will host a public hearing on a the cleanup of a Kings Park home and consider several zoning changes on Tuesday afternoon.

Smithtown Town Board will hold a public hearing 2 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall to consider entering into 21 Heather Drive in Kings Park to cleanup the property. This hearing is the latest in a string on blighted properties comes at the request of local residents. 

In December 2012, Kings Park residents attended a town board to complain about a private home littered with junk and debris that was unsightly in their neighborhood. Corlyn Nedwick, who lives on Heather Drive,  said the property owner Charles Richie has "allowed his home for the past 30 years to deteriorate and become unsightly.”

Residents will have a chance to have their say at Tuesday's public hearing, before town board members vote on whether to authorize entry onto the property to remove all existing junk cards, yard waste and other garbage. 

The town board will also host a public hearing on removing some of the zoning restrictions on Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Hauppauge. 

Town officials will move to have a public hearing on a requested zoning change for a Commack property owner who is change zoning from residential to wholesale industrial on a residential home along Jericho Turnpike. The property is on the southside of Jericho Turnpike near Mayfair Shopping Center. 

UncommonSense February 05, 2013 at 03:31 PM
If you you want to see an example of what it looks like when code violations are ignored for decades try taking a ride through Brentwood. Even the little infractions add up over time. Garbage cans left out here, a stockade fence there, a shed in a weird spot somewhere else, a car parked on the side of a house. Over time it all combines and brings the whole neighborhood down. The town should stick to the rules and enforce them before things get out of control.
John K Massaro February 05, 2013 at 03:33 PM
NIMBY thinking. Make sure your own house is in order before peeking over the fence into your neighbors yard...
UncommonSense February 05, 2013 at 03:45 PM
Yeah, I'm realizing I have some crap to clean up. Maybe we should all take a look at our own yards and try to be a little more "neighborly". ; )
Justinf1 February 06, 2013 at 12:20 AM
You are going to need a tetanus shot if you peek over that guy's fence.
* February 06, 2013 at 01:17 AM
robkoz A shed, driveway, and a window is a upgrade. However; if they are not installed properly with a T.O.S. building permit it becomes a potential danger. A header not installed properly can cause the owner a liability. A shed built on the Utility line may cause potential life saving cut off of electricity. Hence, we are not talking about comparing apples to organges. It's very clear that you will make a "difference" by filing and paying for your permit for the new upgrades.


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