North Hempstead residents dissatisfied with zoning law

Hundreds of residents met Tuesday at New Hyde Park High School to discuss a North Hempstead zoning law put in place this past July originally designed to give seniors and young people more access to affordable

News 12 Staff

Sep 17, 2008, 2:58 AM

Updated 5,790 days ago

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Hundreds of residents met Tuesday at New Hyde Park High School to discuss a North Hempstead zoning law put in place this past July originally designed to give seniors and young people more access to affordable apartments.
The law, which North Hempstead?s Town Board unanimously voted to change, removed the requirement that homeowners must rent their in-house apartments to blood relatives.
?It was a hope that we can assist a handful of people that might benefit from something like this,? North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman says.
The only responses the town board has seen since passing the law have been of anger and concern. Homeowners like Dolores Pugleisi and Dana Epifan, both of New Hyde Park, worry that the law will result in overcrowding in local schools. They also wish the board had informed residents of the proposition before voting in the middle of the summer.
?I don't want a different kind of person coming in that is not vetted to owning the property and caring for the houses and living in the community that we all love here,? Epifan says.
Tuesday?s meeting allowed residents to voice their opinions of the law, which Kaiman announced will be repealed. The board will meet on Sept. 22 to rescind the law ? a meeting many of these residents plan on attending.


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