Town Board to Weigh Legal Action Against Kings Park Biz

Town board members will vote on enforcement action, public hearing on Commack zoning change on Thursday night.

Smithtown officials will vote Thursday night on whether to take legal action to prevent a Kings Park pre-cast concrete business from operating after denying an application to legalize its  business. 

Town Board is scheduled to vote on bringing KPE II of Kings Park to New York State Supreme Court to restrain it and other related businesses from carrying out industrial business practices against the town code. The Town Board meeting is 7 p.m Thursday at the Eugene Cannataro Senior Citizen Center 

Smithtown's Board of Zoning Appeals denied KPE II's application for a certificate of existing use to legalize 13 industrial uses on Feb. 12. Some of the industrial practices it sought to legalize include: pre-cast concrete and cesspool fabrication, concrete manufacturing, concrete aggregate processing, concrete recycling and rock crushing. 

Members of the Old Northport Road Lawrence Road Task Force are fearful Councilman Bob Creighton's campaign donations from Farrell Fritz, the law firm representing KPE II, may influence Thursday night's vote. Creighton said he plans to abstain. 

Town Board will also host a public hearing on a change of zoning for Tim Yin, owner property on the southeast corner of Jericho Turnpike and Walter Court from residential to Neighborhood Business. 

Click here to read the full agenda on the Town of Smithtown's website.

KP Angie February 28, 2013 at 09:54 PM
I will definitely be attending this very important meeting. My quality of life and those around me are a priority.
KPNY March 01, 2013 at 11:51 AM
Thank you Patch for your continued coverage on this issue...the operations in that area are out of control...can you imagine that these businesses, especially KPE2, are completely illegally operating and the Town Board is still waffling over minor nonsense. KPE2 knows something we don't ... Makes you go " hmmmm?"...
Clyde March 01, 2013 at 01:56 PM
I think the biggest problem is letting residential housing next to industrial areas like this one. Puts the twon in a bad position. Nobody wins here. We need to protect the local residents and at the same time keep buisness here. Can't do both
Bringourtownback March 01, 2013 at 04:28 PM
The KPE property was abandoned for years, ask all the police officers that used to sit in that "parking lot" patrolling for speeders. Now KPE decided they need a place to run their toxic operations, so they have returned to the property using it as their dumping/mining ground. They also have begun to move sand and dirt into mounds to cover up and hide the activity going on there. In addition, the tractor trailer activity that their "business" requires is not permitted on any of these residential roads. It's time for the SCSD to take a stance as well, it is their job to take care of the children who learn and play on the fields right up the road! How would the school feel if visiting sports teams refused to play on our newly renovated fields because of the pollution and odor constantly coming from the KPE property? Or even worse, how would they feel if their students began having respiratory issues from the air they've been exposed to as a result of KPE's behavior. I don't think either of the above are things the school would like to see nor face. So, Mr. Superintendent, teachers and faculty of SCSD, it's time for you to take a stance as well!


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