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Mineola trustees yet to approve gas station

Mineola Village Hall

Mineola Village Hall Credit: Amy Onorato, 2012

Mineola trustees have yet to approve a 24-hour gas station and convenience store after closing a public hearing on a developer’s application.

Mayor Scott Strauss said after a nearly three hour public hearing Wednesday on the application from Garden City based Bolla Management Corp., to develop a gas station and convenience store on a former gas station site at 449 Jericho Tpke., the board will reserve its decision.

The board can decide at any regularly scheduled hearing night, village officials said.

The hearing was a continuation of one that lasted nearly four hours on Oct. 9. Strauss said he had continued that hearing to allow more residents to speak.

Residents on Wednesday fretted that the opening of the station and convenience store would add to traffic and introduce safety hazards on and nearby Jericho Turnpike. Representatives for the developer have said convenience stores are essential for gas stations to thrive.

The size of the lot is 20,000 square feet, and the accessory convenience store is planned for 2,460 feet, according to the developer’s application.

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