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Meeting To Discuss Cell Tower Installation

Village hopes also to resolve block party situation

With its annual Independence Day Parade and more great performances from Little League squads, it’s been a busy summer in the Village of Massapequa Park.

Summer still has another long, hot month ahead and in the village that will include several key topics of conversations at village hall meetings.

On Monday, Aug. 13, the Village of Massapequa Park board of trustees, among other issues, will consider the installation of a cell tower on Sunrise Highway.

Information from village officials states that the cell tower is only on “possible” property to be acquired by the village. The property in question is located on Sunrise Highway adjacent to a Long Island Rail Road parking lot; one located between Sunrise Highway and the LIRR tracks. Village officials said the cell tower, if approved, would have a general usage.

Prior to the meeting, the ongoing saga of block parties in the Glengariff Road area will also be addressed by village officials. In a recent issue of the Massapequan Observer, longtime resident Dr. Cynthia Paulis claimed that a recent block party had loud music, plus “trash” on her property on Manhattan Avenue. Mayor Altadonna told The Observer that a summons was issued to the homeowner over the situation.

Mayor Altadonna, village officials said, has invited residents of the area in question to come to his office to resolve the situation. “The mayor has invited them to come in and talk about it [future block parties] if they want to,” a village official said.

Finally, the Aug. 13 meeting will also see a public hearing to consider the amendment of section 279 of the Village Code of Ordinances regarding sex offenders. The purpose of the hearing, village officials, said is simply to revisit and tighten up existing laws.

At the July meetings, the BOT tabled an attempt to repeal section 94 of the Village Code, one concerning brush, weeds and grass. The BOT also tabled another motion, one designed to authorize approval of a Special Use Permit for outside furniture displays to Plaza Furniture. The BOT did approve several motions, including a public hearing to consider the establishment of a Special Assessment District in connection with the 2010 Road Requirements contract at New York Avenue between Avoca Avenue and Brendan Avenue.