Two weeks after hundreds packed a meeting of the Massapequa Park Village Board to ask questions about a possible emergency care facility on Sunrise Highway, the topic was addressed again at Monday's meeting.
Instead of a packed room, Monday's meeting was sparsely attended, but the issue came up again during the question and answer session as Mayor Jeffrey Pravato once again said that the Village has not been presented with a formal proposal on the matter.
"North shore LIJ is looking to put a small emergency room facility in the village and they're working on acquiring property," he said. "When they come to us with a proposal, we'll bring it out, so everyone has a chance to see it."
But Marie Desiderio, a 32 year Massapequa resident who lives behind a Lexus dealership, that's been rumored to be a possible site of the facility called on the village act now.
Desiderio expressed concerns that the full time facility will disrupt the neighborhood.
"They can never turn anybody away", she said. "And that means anybody from Amityville, Copiague or anybody else can come here with drug addiction, gun shot wounds or anything else."
The large turnout from the previous meeting came after numerous village residents received mailings opposing plan.
Pravato said that there was a lot of "misinformation" about the proposed facility.