CCA Talks Green Homes, Marion Carll Farm, Possible Power Plant

Here's a rundown of the main topics covered at Thursday's Commack Community Association meeting.

The Commack Community Association met at the newly renovated Thursday night to discuss several community issues:

Green Homes in Smithtown

Guest speakers Allyson Murray and Kelly Brown discussed a program in conjunction with the New York State Energy Research and Development Agency. The program, which offers free energy audits for families with an annual income below $200,000, provides a reduced energy cost incentive to improve energy efficiency in homes. Contact the Town of Smithtown Planning Department for more information.

More Townline Road

The Commack Community Association continued discussion of the and discussed Indian Head Road as an alternative route. Informational community fliers were proposed.

Possible LIPA Power Plant

CCA discussed LIPA possibly using the industrial area on Old Northport Road for a power plant. However, this is still only a possibility, as LIPA is currently looking at many different sites on Long Island.

Marion Carll Farm

Many members of the CCA expressed further . To ensure a more transparent process, an RFP (request for proposal) will be put out in the fall where discussions on the fate of Marion Carll Farm will continue.

Lisa May 27, 2011 at 03:53 PM
For those of you who are complaining about Indian Head Road being an alternative route for the big trucks on Town Line - think of the children! There are NO schools that would be affected - lets think of the kids that walk on Town Line - it is seriously an accident waiting to happen! These massive trucks speed down Town Line with no regard to anyone on the road.
Karen May 27, 2011 at 04:07 PM
I understand that the trucks need to be rerouted, but Indian Head Road is not a viable alternative unless something is done about the speed and traffic on that road. There are serious issues with the traffic on this road now. Existing traffic lights do not allow for safe entrance from the side streets onto Indian Head Road and often times the 18 wheelers as well as cars that use that road now are traveling at an excessive rate of speed. There have been far too many accidents on this road with a number of them fatal. I have written to the County about this and their response was nothing more than "a survey will be taken" and no results shared nor any changes made to the current conditions. The County needs to be involved in this so that consideration is given to existing conditions and how additional traffic will be controlled to ensure the safety of others who need to travel this road.
Randy May 28, 2011 at 01:48 PM
Ladies, let's face it. The traffic in Commack/Smithtown/Kings Park area has gotten to be really bad in general. I have lived in Commack all my life. I went to school in the Commack Schools. Townline road has always been bad for both the kids walking and the cars / trucks driving. Indian Head road is always going to be a speed prone location just due to the design of the road. It's straight level and wide open for the most part. Thus lending it to both a good truck route and also unfortunately people speeding. I understand you want something done about the speed on that road but what you also have to keep in mind is that the people that are going to be stopped by the police and consequently summonsed are the residents of that area. So while concerned residents are calling in asking for more enforcement on that road. Other residents of the area are calling their "friends" on Suffolk PD and Suffolk County Government to end the enforcement or "fix" the tickets they are getting. The last thing the Suffolk County Police Department or the Suffolk County Officials want to do is piss off the people who ultimately pay the outrageous taxes that pay their nice six figure salaries.


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