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Last night the residents of Lower Main Street had a meeting regarding the parcel of land on Lower Main Street across from the PAL field. Again, a greedy builder is trying to erect a massive apartment structure that is too large to fit on the property. Again, the Town of North Hempstead Board of Zoning and Appeals will be presiding over a meeting to be held at 9:30 a.m. on April 4 to hear the concerns of the residents who pay taxes to live in this wonderful, beautiful town. Again, the board will listen to the builder and his team of lawyers and consultants as to why this structure will enhance the town. Why should they be allowed to squeeze a 3 1/2 story, 30 unit apartment structure on a parcel of land that is too small to house this monstrosity? Again, the board will have to decide whether to allow "big business" to invade our quaint little town. We feel that it is time for the zoning board to again display their power and concern for Port Washington and turn down this appeal by the builder to erect a structure and parking that requires variances to fit on this parcel of land. It is time the zoning board develops a master plan for Port Washington, to keep it from becoming an asphalt jungle and preserve the aesthetic beauty of our waterfront and what's left of the town we all love.

As a wise lawyer once said, "If the building doesn't fit, you must not permit."

Again we are appealing to the zoning board to do the right thing for Port Washington and to deny the requests for variances and keep our town peaceful and quaint. It's all in your hands.

As well, we are requesting a delay in the meeting that was so inconveniently scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on April 4. The meeting must and should be held in the evening so the residents who are working to pay taxes can attend the meeting. Please check with the BZA at 869-7667, to see if and when the meeting is adjourned to.

Joan and John Gross


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