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Committee to oversee Melville development

Huntington Town Hall in an undated photo.

Huntington Town Hall in an undated photo. Credit: Alexi Knock

The Huntington Town Board has established a committee to oversee the next steps in development for Melville. The Melville Plan Advisory Committee will select a project consultant to prepare a Melville integrated land use, circulation and infrastructure plan, and oversee the development of the plan. The board approved the committee at a meeting last week by a vote of 5-0.

“It’s an outgrowth of our plans to look at various aspects of development in Melville,” said town board member Mark Cuthbertson, sponsor of the resolution. “It’s made up of stakeholders in the community who will look at traffic and development with the consultant to see what’s right for the area.”

In September 2012, the board voted to establish a capital project account to fund preparation of a Melville employment center, an integrated land use plan, and a circulation and infrastructure plan as recommended by the town’s Comprehensive Plan Update, Horizons 2020. That account is being funded by $200,000 provided by Canon USA, which is building its North American headquarters on the Long Island Expressway South Service Road in Melville.

Appointed to the committee were David Pennetta, Oxford and Simpson Realty; Mark Hamer, Harvest Real Estate Services; James T. Coschignano, Melville Fire District; Michael DeLuise, Melville Chamber of Commerce; Alissa Sue Taff, Sweet Hollow Civic Association; Mitchell Pally, MTA; Frank Pusinelli, RXR Realty; Geoffrey Rick, New York State Department of Transportation; Michael Pascucci, WLNY-TV; Paul Tonna, Energia Partnership; Seymour Liebman, Canon USA, and Anthony Manetta, Suffolk County IDA.


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