Smithtown Hall Representatives, Shut down all companies that do not comply with current town codes.
  • Petitioned Supervisor Patrick Vecchio

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Smithtown Supervisor
Supervisor Patrick Vecchio
Smithtown N.Y. Councilman
Robert Creighton
Smithtown N.Y. Councilman
Kevin Malloy
Smithtown N.Y. Councilman
Edward Werheim
Smithtown N.Y. Councilman
Thomas McCarthy
Smithtown Planning Director
Frank DeRubeis
Smithtown Attorney
John Zollo
Regional Director Region 1
Peter Scully
DEC Representative Region 1
Ajay Shah
DEC Representative Region 1
Bill Fonda
DEC Representative Region 1
Syed Rahman
DEC Representative Region 1
Timothy Huss
Ordinance Inspector
Angus Graham
Investigations Division Supervisor
Joseph Nowotny
Leader Senior Enforcement Team
Leonard Grossman
Chairperson for The Suffolk County Republican Party
John Jay LaValle
Chairman New York Republican State Committee
Edward F. Cox
Senator
John J. Flanagan
Assemblyman
Michael F. Fitzpatrick
Regional Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Judith Enck
New York Governor
U.S. Senate
New York State Senate
New York State House
New York-02
Rep. Pete King

Smithtown Hall Representatives, Shut down all companies that do not comply with current town codes.

    1. Petition by

      Old Northport Road Lawrence Road Task Force

The once-peaceful, residential nature of the area immediately surrounding Lawrence Road and Old Northport Road has changed dramatically over the last two years. Land at the southwest corner of that intersection, zoned only for residential and light-industrial use, is being used for organic waste composting, truck storage, sand mining, construction debris processing, rock crushing, heavy equipment storage, etc. - “heavy industrial” uses that clearly violate Town zoning for those properties. The Town’s acquiescence toward these violations has led to pollution in our air, deterioration on our roads, intolerable noise at all hours, along with many tangible threats to the health and safety of the thousands of people who either live, work or attend school within just a few blocks of that intersection.

Our children are a short distance away from chemical irritants, massive trucks, huge roadside ditches, and dust clouds rising from KPEII, containing who knows what. Smithtown High School West - .04 miles away; Accompsett Middle School - .04 miles away; Parkview Elementary School .08 miles away; Kings Park High School – 1 mile away.

Unfortunately, to further their money-making at the expense of our environment and health, the violating businesses at that corner have been lobbying our government officials to make our community a de facto Heavy Industry Zone. The offending business are: Jezco Containers, LLC AKA: Town Country and State at 1 Lawrence Road, Kings Park, NY 11754, KPE/Heinlein at 110 Old Northport Road, Kings Park, NY 11754, and USA Recycling at 499 Lawrence Road Kings Park, NY 11754 . These businesses already represent major dangers on many fronts; such a change would lead to drastic consequences for all area residents. Because these businesses clearly violate Town zoning, the Town has the ability – the obligation - to close these businesses down NOW. The Town’s failure to do so is irresponsible, dangerous and simply unacceptable.

Now is the time to act! We can no longer accept these conditions in our neighborhood. We want our Town Board to institute immediate legal action to shut down all nonconforming users/uses that do not comply with current Town Code.

Help us make our community a healthier and safer place by telling Town Supervisor Patrick Vecchio, Councilman Robert Creighton, Councilman Thomas McCarthy, Councilman Kevin Malloy, Councilman Edward Werheim, Smithtown Town Attorney John Zollo, and Smithtown Planning Director Frank DeRubeis, that enough is enough. Each of these politicians must learn that they work for us, and that we will no longer accept the existing state of affairs.

 

To:
Supervisor Patrick Vecchio, Smithtown Supervisor
Robert Creighton, Smithtown N.Y. Councilman
Kevin Malloy, Smithtown N.Y. Councilman
Edward Werheim, Smithtown N.Y. Councilman
Thomas McCarthy, Smithtown N.Y. Councilman
Frank DeRubeis, Smithtown Planning Director
John Zollo, Smithtown Attorney
Peter Scully, Regional Director Region 1
Ajay Shah, DEC Representative Region 1
Bill Fonda, DEC Representative Region 1
Syed Rahman, DEC Representative Region 1
Timothy Huss, DEC Representative Region 1
Angus Graham, Ordinance Inspector
Joseph Nowotny, Investigations Division Supervisor
Leonard Grossman, Leader Senior Enforcement Team
John Jay LaValle, Chairperson for The Suffolk County Republican Party
Edward F. Cox, Chairman New York Republican State Committee
John J. Flanagan, Senator
Michael F. Fitzpatrick, Assemblyman
Judith Enck, Regional Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
New York Governor
U.S. Senate
New York State Senate
New York State House
Rep. Pete King, New York-02
Shut down all companies that do not comply with current Town Zone Codes and stop criminal activities now!

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 300 signatures
    2. Updates on our Contact and latest news

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    3. Our task force website is up and running.

      Thank you again you for being concerned for our community. Due to the overwhelming number of people that have joined our group to enforce the current zones on the properties in the petition, we have created a task force website to make it easier for all the members to keep up to date on the activities of these properties. There are also useful tools & information to contact the people that can make the changes happen.

      Unfortunately, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Sen. Charles Schumer, Sen. Flanagan have not returned our calls, emails or letters. if anything they have contacted the town to help us, however, the town appears to want the changes to HEAVY INDUSTRY and are moving forward regardless.

      Thank you Mr. Patrick Vecchio & Mr. Thomas McCarthy for not only returning our calls but showing us you want to help us. regretably three Councilman, Mr. Creighton, Mr. Wehrheim & Mr. Malloy seem to want the heavy industry zoning to go through.

      http://www.oldnorthportroadlawrenceroadtaskforce.com/

      Home Page

      Most physicians agree that it is important for people to get plenty of fresh air and sunshine. When living in close proximity to Old Northport Road and Lawrence Road in Commack, Kings Park & Smithtown NY, most people are forced to remain indoors during peak times of noise pollution and toxic air pollution.

    4. Reached 250 signatures
    5. Senator Schumer Walks in the third annual Kings Park St. Patrick's Parade

      March 2, 2013 - Senator Schumer marched in our Kings Park St. Patrick's Parade with a giant smile on face screaming "I Love Kings Park, NY" to all the residents lined down Main Street in Kings Park.

      We are very glad to hear how he feels about our town. Let's hope he is on top of the issues we are addressing. We contacted Senator Schumer and are anticipating a reply soon!

      http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/kings-park-holds-3rd-annual-st-pat-s-parade-1.4741271

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    6. The life of one of many Commack Families - Machines work day and night

      Can you imagine if that was your backyard you were sitting in? Those machines are rock crushing and sand mining and much more... all illegal.

      Please sign the petition, help us keep our community healthy and safe.

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    7. Reached 100 signatures
    8. Smithtown Zoning Board Denies Concrete Biz KPE

      Another big win for the residents of Kings Park and Commack.

      We must continue to be active when KPE appeals the decision and we must demand the town shut them down. Please share our petition and help us make our community a healthier and safer place.

      Thank you!

      http://kingspark.patch.com/articles/smithtown-zoning-board-denies-authorizing-kpe-s-industry

      Smithtown Zoning Board Denies Concrete Biz KPE

      Kings Park and Commack residents have won the latest fight in their ongoing battle to get heavy industry out of their backyards. Smithtown's Board of Zoning Appeals voted to deny KPE II a certificate of existing use that would legalize its pre-cast concrete business off Old Northport Road and Lawrence Road in Kings Park on Feb.

    9. Reached 50 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Doreen Lynn Saunders REGO PARK, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      I was born & raised on Long Island and the peaceful, lovely way of life needs to be protected from businesses that have no respect for residents who grow up and live there now.

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    • Linda Scali SMITHTOWN, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      I have 3 young children. Since I moved into my home 6 years ago the number of large trucks speeding past my home has increased significantly (constantly blowing stop signs). Schools are nearby and this will create a very unsafe environment for our children. The reason we moved here was so my children could be in a nice, safe neighborhood. Changing the zoning to heavy industrial will compromise the health and safety of all the children in our neighborhood.

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    • alejandro sciammarella KINGS PARK, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      My home is less than a block away from this area.

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    • George Bannell SMITHTOWN, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      health of my children,Quality of life, property values

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    • Michael Trachtenberg KINGS PARK, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      Complying with present codes only avoids problems and enhances home values...

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