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Neighbors wary of plan to sell old Seaford school building

SEAFORD - The Seaford School District is hoping to raise millions of dollars by unloading a building that has sat vacant for two years, but neighbors aren't pleased about what's been planned for the property. The district is looking to raise $5 million by selling the building that once housed the Seaford Avenue Elementary School. Since it has sat vacant, it has become pockmarked with graffiti and broken windows. Seaford Superintendent Brian Conboy says maintenance is costing taxpayers about $100,000 per year. Conboy says a developer is looking to snap up the property and build up to 112 condo units for people ages 55 and older. He denies rumors that there are plans for subsidized housing on the property. Conboy says the developer is the same that recently built condos in East Meadow, and says the Seaford project will be very similar, only with more units. Neighbors say they're worried about added traffic in the area. Some say they're concerned about the look of the condos taking away from their small-town atmosphere.The school district is holding an informational meeting on Oct. 4 before its Oct. 16 vote on the sale. The public meeting is being held in the high school auditorium at 7 p.m.

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