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Letter: Government Without Vision

The proposed change in zoning to permit DeJana Industries to erect a cleaning and fueling facility on Shore Road is a mistake. An example of local government without vision.

The playing fields, the beaches, the residential communities, the skilled nursing facility, the church and school plus wetlands and Hempstead Harbor make this project totally unsuitable for the area.

The environmental hazards of such a facility include foul odors, noise pollution, vermin and diesel exhaust, a known carcinogen.

For twenty years the Town has focused on creating, restoring and preserving a more eco-friendly environment for birds and other wildlife which have begun to return to the area. We have seen a real turn around in Hempstead Harbor. Why reverse that effort by adding more traffic that will increase pollution in an area that is already saturated with trucks and school buses emitting diesel exhaust?

The “Town” should leave a legacy for future generations.

Pat D’Auria