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BOT Deals With Safety Issues at Massapequa High School

As the year comes to a close, the Village of Massapequa Park held public meetings, dealing with the usual issues of traffic and commercial construction.

The board of trustees, at its December meeting, postponed a public hearing, one designed to consider Verizon’s application to install roof top cellular antennas and equipment at 5020 Sunrise Highway, a building also known as Destiny Plaza. The hearing will take place at the Jan. 25 BOT meeting.

Also at the December meeting, the BOT authorized budget transfers from its Unallocated Insurance fund to both the Clerk Treasurer license supplies budget and the Youth Programs budget. The amount of the transfer was $843.83. The BOT also approved bid awards for the sale of surplus equipment. That included such classic models as a 1954 Ford Tractor, a 1972 Snow Buster, and a 1975 Galion Roller. A 1989 Mack Vac-All piece of equipment went for $1,500.00.

Earlier, at its November meetings, the BOT postponed indefinitely an application by Next G Networks for the use of the village’s right of way to install a new utility pole for antenna and associated equipment at the end of South Park Drive, west of West Street.

At the same meeting, the BOT approved a motion to refer to the Planning Commission the study of traffic flow and the placement of “No Commercial Traffic” signs on Lakeshore Boulevard between Sunrise Highway and Massapequa Avenue.

Along the same lines, the BOT also referred to the Planning Commission the study of parking regulations along Beverly Avenue (west of Cartwright Boulevard), Jones Place and Reiss Avenue (east of Cartwright Boulevard) due to safety issues associated with the daily routines at Massapequa High School.

In other traffic news, the BOT approved a resolution to consider the removal of the stop sign on Michigan Avenue at Third Avenue and the installation of a three-way stop sign on Third Avenue at the intersection of Fitzmaurice Street.

In residential and commercial development news, the BOT authorized the mayor to enter into an agreement with Nassau County for the purpose of undertaking a Community Development Program under Title I of the Housing & Community Development Act of 1974 as amended.

The next BOT meeting will take place on Monday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. Village hall is located at 151 Front St., Massapequa Park.