Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 07 October 2011 00:00
According to Village of Massapequa Park officials, Brady Park, as of late, has been a cause for concern, with even reports of illegal substance transactions taking place. And so, at the Sept. 26, the board of trustees voted to put a chain around the facilities parking lot in order to close it for the overnight.
Also at the Sept. 26 meeting, the BOT approved a bid for the village taxi franchise for one year to Long Island Checker Cab Corp. It also authorized Mayor James Altadonna to enter into an agreement with Street Smart Automated Parking Solutions of Manhattan. The purpose of the agreement is to install a parking management system on a trial basis, one that comes with no cost to the village. Finally, the BOT authorized an agreement between the village and Showtiques Craft Inc. of Smithtown to coordinate the 2012 Street Fair, whose date has not yet been determined.
Earlier at the August meeting, the BOT accepted recommendations by the Planning Commission concerning parking conditions in Parking Lot #2 of the village hall building. Village officials said that many employee spots in the lot are being left unused and so the Planning Commission recommended that the village should allow local shoppers to use such parking spaces. The village has also received a $250,000 grant from State Senator Charles Fuschillo (R.-Merrick) for a Solar Panel Installation at village buildings. In addition, the BOT has approved a request to use Brady Park and Lakeshore Boulevard for the second annual Massapequa Park Turkey Trot, an event to be held on Saturday, Nov. 19.
At the Sept. 12 meeting, the BOT tabled until a future meeting the application by NextG Networks to enter into a Right-of-Way agreement with the village. The BOT also accepted another recommendation from the Planning Commission: this one to extend the turning lane on Park Boulevard, one that intersects Jackson Avenue on the west and Clark Boulevard to the east.