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Letter: Zoning task force needs expanding

The Smithtown Town Board voted 5-0 on Friday,

The Smithtown Town Board voted 5-0 on Friday, March 7, 2014, to move a storm-debris grinding operation from the Montclair Avenue highway yard after neighbors complained about the noise. This is Smithtown Town Hall. Credit: Erin Geismar

The suggestion from the Smithtown Town Board to create a zoning task force for the Kings Park industrial area is a simple-sounding solution to a more complicated problem ["Focus on a fix," News, March 18].

The ongoing zoning violations in Kings Park are just one of many concerns affecting Smithtown residents' quality of life. I believe we should discuss the environment, a master plan and smart growth development by establishing a Smithtown Planning and Development Association.

This association would make recommendations to the town board and consider all of Smithtown, not just Kings Park.

Richard S. Macellaro, Kings Park


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