The Levittown Property Owners Association met on March 13 with Vice President Andrew Booth presiding in the absence of President Jim Morrow.
The minutes were corrected by Gary Fisch, who pointed out that since the members present at the Feb. 13 meeting had voted unanimously for the LPOA to join both the Levittown Historical Society and the Levittown Community Council during this 60th anniversary year, there was no need for a further discussion of the issue.
The subject of a 60-foot antenna tower at the East Village Green was laid to rest. The company considering it withdrew its application from the agenda of the Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals(BZA). The eastern section of the commercial area adjoining Astronomy Lane must remain green, parklike, undeveloped as "open space" maintained by the owner, thanks to a decision by the BZA in 1990. The LPOA submitted a statement to the EZA in this decision.
Several topics of general community interest were discussed, including the lack of maintenance of the median area of Hempstead Turnpike throughout Levittown; the school budget vote scheduled for May; the Squirrel Lane/Jerusalem Avenue "LevittStyle" house and its failure to meet zoning requirements; the new regulations on displaying permit signs for remodeling or extension work being done on homes; the landscape damage on Wantagh Parkway caused by the installation of cable lines by LIPA adjacent to some streets in Levittown.
To respond to these complaints, it was agreed we would invite Levittown school administrators or school board candidates to discuss the school budget vote at the April 17 meeting; the issue of the LevittStyle house at Jerusalem Avenue/Squirrel Lane will be postponed until President Morrow's return in April; the permit display issue comes after Newsday articles exposed failures of Town Building Department officials and employees to acquire permits and the new regulations on public display will be discussed in the future; we will invite Senator Hannon to discuss state issues such as Wantagh Parkway, maintenance conditions on Hempstead Turnpike (both are state roads) and group homes in Levittown.
Vice President Andy Booth suggested that the general monthly meeting of the LPOA in December be a "holiday party' or social event. The idea has appeal and will be explored.
Since the library budget vote and board member election will take place in the Levittown Public Library Community Room on April 10, the LPOA will not meet on the second Tuesday of the month, our regular date. The next monthly meeting will be on Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m.
If interested in joining LPOA, dues are $10 per year/per family. Mail your name, address and phone number to LPOA, P.O. Box 804, Levittown, NY 11756.