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Smithtown to buy 2 natural gas buses

The Smithtown Town Board agreed on Tuesday to award a bid for purchase of two buses powered by compressed natural gas.

The buses, which are to be purchased for a total of $170,790 from a company in upstate Johnstown, will be used to transport senior citizens at the town's senior citizen center on Middle County Road.

In other actions taken at Tuesday’s meeting, the board:

* Authorized Town Clerk Vincent Puleo to advertise a public hearing on a zoning petition, to be held April 28 at the Eugene A. Cannataro Senior Citizens Center.

* Awarded bids for electrical maintenance, bailing wire, printed shirts and the replacement of floating docks at Old Dock Boat Ramp.

* Approved the naming of a new park in Nesconset after former parks director Charles P. Toner.

* Awarded permits for Smithtown Festival Day on June 5, the St. James Day Festival on Oct. 2, and an annual carnival sponsored by the Neph Cure Foundation at Smith Haven Mall from May 19 to May 30.

* Approved a permit for the 911 Responders Remembered 5l walk on April 3.

* Approved a proposal from R&C Formation Ltd. to provide annual landfill reporting services for $20,800 per year in 2011 and 2012.

* Said environmental impact studies are not necessary for proposals from Kensington Gardens Associates Llc, Site Tech Wireless and Natures Resource Llc. No environmental impact study is necessary for amended site plan fees and exemptions in the town code, the board said.

* Approved an agreement with the American Medical Alert Corp. to provide emergency response units for senior citizens.

* Approved extension of a license agreement with the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation for the use of land at Sunken Meadow State Park for parking vehicles and boat trailers.

* Approved a lease agreement with Site Tech Wireless for construction and operation of a personal wireless service facility at the Smithtown Municipal Services Facility on Old Northport Road in Kings Park.

* Approved a donation of synthetic turf maintenance services from Smithtown Kickers Inc. for Veterans Memorial Park on Moriches Road.

The meeting began at 2:01 p.m. and concluded at 2:11 p.m.

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