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Smithtown board approves $4.27M in borrowing, industrial park to get improvements

Hauppauge Industrial Park, off Motor Parkway in Hauppauge,

Hauppauge Industrial Park, off Motor Parkway in Hauppauge, includes 1,300 companies that employ more than 55,000 people. (Feb. 2, 2012) Photo Credit: Alessandra Malito

The Smithtown Town board Tuesday approved a borrowing plan that includes funds for road repaving and improved lighting at the Hauppauge Industrial Park.

The $4.27 million package includes about $3 million to replenish Highway Department funds spent on superstorm Sandy cleanup, and $1.2 million on industrial park improvements. The borrowing plan was approved unanimously.

Industrial park officials have said that they average about one complaint a week from tenants and customers about potholes and poor lighting at the 1,400-acre site. The complex is home to 1,300 companies that employ 55,000 people and generate more than $19 million in annual tax revenue for Smithtown.

“The potholes absolutely cannot be repaired anymore,” said Terri Alessi-Miceli, president of the Hauppauge Industrial Association-Long Island, which represents businesses at the park. “They have to go curb-to-curb.”

Supervisor Patrick Vecchio said the repaving and lighting upgrade should begin by late summer.
 

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