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SERVING GREATER FARMINGDALE. BETHPAGE & MELVILLE
Vol. 2 No. 22 Second Class Postage has been paid at Farmingdale, N. Y. 11735 Thursday, January 20, 1966
NEW DEVELOPMENT A petition bearing 61 home owners signatures was presented
to the Nassau County Planning Commission on Tuesday of last
week at a hearing held in Mineola concerning the plans for the
33 home development called " Quaker Estates" on Quaker Meeting
House Road, Farmingdale.
The group was represented by Attorney August J. Ginocchio of
The 13.763 acre plot on Quaker Meeting House Road, formerly
known as the Hardwick estate, was annexed by the Incorporated
Village of Farmingdale from the Town of Oyster Bay in 1960.
According to a Town of Oyster Bay spokesman the New York
State Village Law, has since been modified.
According to the spokesman, the 1960 law provided that
when the majority of residents within an area adjoining a village
and the majority of the assessed property owners of the
property in question petition a Town Board, the Town Board,
upon determination that the petition is valid and complies with
the village law, Section 348 Subdivision 3, is mandated to grant
the said petition. In effect, their role becomes-' ministerial.'
Because the 1960 law had been tested in the courts, according
to the Town of Oyster Bay spokesman, on January 1,
1964, Section 348 of the village Law was repealed and gave the
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Town Board broader discretionary powers in the interest of the
general public to determine such a transfer.
Residents whose properties are affected claim that where
formerly one acre zoning existed under Town of Oyster Bay rule
and where 13 houses would be the maximum that could be
formerly constructed, the fact that the village now has jurisdiction
over the property which Is zoned Triple A, calling for plots of
12,500 square feet, a total of 33 houses could now be built on
Actually, the Nassau County Planning Commission has jurisdiction
only over the health, welfare and safety of residents
in an area that is affected in such a manner.
Plans for the construction of 33 homes have already been
submitted to the Village Board and has been reviewed by the
Village's Planning Board.
The proposed development calls for the opening of a circular
drive on the edge of Leonard Street which would then be open, as a
through street and serve as an access to the proposed development.
The Village Planning Board has to make its recommendations
on the proposed development before the Village Board takes
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After one of the mildest winters on record the freeze finally came last
weekend and made a group of ice skating enthusiasts happy as they engaged
in a neighborhood hockey game at 33 Merrit Road, Farmingdale. By Sunday
afternoon, however, the mild winter weather returned to put a halt
to their wintertime activity. According to weather bureau statistics, this
is the first time In 89 years that Long Island has not had snow by the middle
of January. ( Fokre.. Photo)