On March 14, 2012, Billy Schettino, a 18 year old from Blue Point, NY was struck and killed by a Suffolk County sheriff’s vehicle on the Long Island Expressway. In his memory, his family and friends are looking to build a memorial park at an abandoned lot on Park Street in Blue Point, NY. This lot is where Billy and all his friends used to hang out and skate. This lot was a park at one time, then a Laundromat business, which was responsible for contaminating the land. The Town of Brookhaven has ignored this land and has left it wasting away for over 20 years. If we are given the land, we pledge to clean up the property and build a safe and clean park that the entire community can enjoy.
We, the friends and family of Billy Schettino, ask that you please sign this petition so that we can convince the Suffolk County and Town of Brookhaven governments to donate this land to our project and show them that the community supports us. If we can obtain the land, we can create a safe and clean place for kids to hang out where Billy’s memory will live on forever.