Commack residents will gather to discuss the possibilities of a community garden and their concerns about truck traffic on Townline Road.
Commack Community Association will host its monthly meeting 7 p.m. Thursday at the Commack branch of the Smithtown Special Library District. The meeting is open to all homeowners and business owners in Commack.
Suffolk County legislator Steve Stern, D-Dix Hills, will be the guest speaker at this month's meeting. Stern will offer a brief speech on those issues he believes to be affecting the area followed by a question-and-answer period.
Following the presentation, the Commack Community Association plans to discuss various issues including the ongoing efforts to create a community garden. Member of the CCA have been involved in an ongoing search and negotiations to find lands on which to build and create a garden. Two potential locations have included Town of Smithtown's Hoyt Farm and working with the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center.
The CCA also has plans to further address local residents issues with truck traffic on Townline Road. The Town of Smithtown has prohibited truck travel on the road, but as its name indicates, half the roadway is in the Town of Huntington's jurisdiction. Civic association members have been circulating a petition in hopes of convincing Huntington supervisor Frank Petrone to do the same.
Other topics on Thurday's agenda include the crisis function of the Commack Civic Association and a change in its bylaws.