Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino reminds residents that the comment period for the Syosset Park Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) concludes August 31st, with exception to comments on independent testing. The study, released earlier this year for a mixed-used development proposal located at the intersection of the Long Island Expressway service road and Robbins Lane in Syosset, was extended twice by the Town to provide residents an extended opportunity to share their input. Additionally, the Town reminds residents of the impending Citizens Advisory Committee – which is being formed to guide the independent testing process – and welcomes applications through the end of this month. Those interested should visit www.oysterbaytown.com/syossetpark for information on the application process.
“We heard our residents loud and clear when they called for additional independent testing to be performed at this site, and the applicant has agreed to fund the work requested by residents,” said Supervisor Saladino. “The new Citizen Advisory Committee will accept comments related to the independent testing through January 31, 2019. However, the Town will not accept a final study from the applicant until the public has been given the opportunity to fully review the testing plan and final results.”
Residents who wish to review the DEIS may visit the Office of the Town Clerk in Oyster Bay, as well as at the Syosset Library and Jericho Library, or log onto www.oysterbaytown.com/syossetpark to view a digital copy. Comments can be submitted in writing, may be directed to George Baptista, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Resources, 29 Spring Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments can also be submitted through the Town’s website.