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Smithtown appoints ethics board member

Smithtown was not only open Tuesday, unlike many other town halls on Long Island, but it held a regularly scheduled meeting.

Here are some notes:

-- Smithtown American Legion 833 donated $12,000 for a “pond-less” waterfall to be installed at the Smithtown Veteran’s Plaza on Main Street, between Elm and Maple avenues.

-- Steven L. Sarisohn was approved to be the Democrat on the town’s ethics board. By state law, each board must have a Republican, Democrat, and an unaffiliated member. The town has been without a third member of the ethics board for most of this year.

-- A public hearing was held to allow T-Mobile to place an antenna box on an existing facility in the Hauppauge Industrial Park on Kennedy Drive, east of Marcus Avenue. The attorney for T-Mobile said the box is meant to improve reception in the area.

-- The town board approved the change of zoning request by Anthony Scotto to renovate and upgrade the Boulder Creek restaurant on Route 347 in Smithtown. The building is across the street from another Scotto establishment, the Water Mill Inn. The owner still needs to get some variances to create an outdoor dining and put on an extension. He plans to make it an upscale restaurant.

-- The board amended an agreement with certain property owners in the Charles/Edwards courts area of Lake Ronkonkoma regarding the completion of the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Program. Supervisor Patrick Vecchio said it was a technical issue in the process. The program will give grants and loans for homeowners besieged with groundwater flooding near the bogs of the lake.

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