What’s Ahead for Smithtown? Director of Town Planning to Speak
The Smithtown League of Women Voters, in cooperation with the Smithtown Library, will present a special program on the Future of Smithtown, Wednesday evening, April 30th, 6:45 p.m., at the Library’s Smithtown Branch. Featured speaker will be Frank DeRubeis, Director of the Town Planning Department.
Like many suburban towns around the country, Smithtown faces the multiple challenges of the “brain drain,” sufficient and affordable housing for seniors and young adults, rising taxes, access to transportation, problematic traffic patterns, sewage management, and the vitality of downtown areas.
Following the showing of a public television feature film entitled “The Future of Suburbia: Promise and Problems,” a film which examines both the struggles and successes in suburbs such as Arlington, VA; Cleveland Heights, OH; Bridgeview, ILL; Montgomery, MD; and White Plains, NY, Mr. DeRubeis will present and then take questions on Smithtown’s “Five Year Plan,” revealing for the first time a final segment of the Plan.
Members of the Smithtown community are invited to attend and participate. For further information, call 523-1653.