Assembly Passes Fitzpatrick’s Legislation Designed To Lift State Restrictions On Nesconset Armory

June 23, 2006

The New York state Assembly passed legislation yesterday sponsored by Assemblyman Michael J. Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) that allows the town of Smithtown to alienate 2.67 acres from the Nesconset Armory and convey it to the Smithtown Special Library District in order to build a new library on the abandoned property.

“This legislation enables Smithtown’s town board and not the state to shape the future of Nesconset Armory, which allows local officials to determine what type of development best suits the needs of Smithtown residents,” said Fitzpatrick. “I am pleased this legislation passed, finally bringing to a close the saga of the Nesconset Armory.”

The legislation already passed the Senate and will take effect immediately once governor Pataki signs it into law.

“This legislation is a success for the residents of Smithtown,” remarked Fitzpatrick. “It allows the transfer of 2.67 acres from the Nesconset Armory to the Special Library District to meet the future library needs of Nesconset.