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Smithtown board to vote on resolutions

Smithtown Supervisor Patrick Vecchio (March 19, 2013)

Smithtown Supervisor Patrick Vecchio (March 19, 2013) Credit: Brittany Wait

Smithtown officials plan to vote on several resolutions at Tuesday’s town board meeting.

The agenda for the 2 p.m. meeting at Town Hall includes a resolution from Supervisor Patrick Vecchio to enter into a collective bargaining agreement with the Civil Service Employees Association part-time unit, which requires town board approval.

Other resolutions include town board approval of the expenses and costs incurred by the town in relation to two Smithtown homes that violated the town’s property maintenance code.

“The resolution is authorizing the amount to be assessed against the property,” said Smithtown Town Attorney John Zollo of the $64,975 in costs incurred at 7 Hadley Drive and the $36,277 in costs incurred at 30 Helen Ave.

Both homes, damaged by fires, were vacant and were demolished by the town, said Zollo, adding that officials had meetings with the owners about the violations before the demolition.

The town board also will vote on a new agreement with the Town of Brookhaven for the disposal of residentially generated construction and demolition debris at Brookhaven’s Horseblock Road landfill in Yaphank at an initial fee of $50 per ton.

“This is the best alternative of where to bring it and the least expensive,” said Councilman Thomas McCarthy, adding that officials otherwise would have had to truck the debris out of state because no other landfills are open nearby.

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