HIA-LI Forms Hauppauge Industrial Park Advisory Committee and asks Town of Smithtown for 1.2 million for HIP Road Enhancements
IA-LI Forms Hauppauge Industrial Park Advisory Committee and asks Town of
Smithtown for 1.2 million for HIP Road Enhancements
HIA-LI requests Town of Smithtown to Secure Funding for Roadway and Lighting Safety Projects for
Hauppauge Industrial Park which Represents 70 Percent of Total Assessed Property Tax Value to
Town of Smithtown
Hauppauge, NY, May 30, 2013 – The newly formed Hauppauge Industrial Park Advisory Committee, under the direction of HIA-LI, the recognized voice for business on Long Island, has worked with the Town of Smithtown to secure the necessary funding to improve the declining and hazardous roadway and lighting conditions in the Park. Last month the Committee requested that the Town of Smithtown invest an estimated $1.2 million to make necessary roadway and lighting repairs and enhancements as soon as possible. The Hauppauge Industrial Park Advisory Committee
expressed concern over the hazardous conditions of the roads within the Hauppauge Industrial Park. HIA-LI staff say they are averaging a complaint a week about potholes that can no longer be
patched, lack of road striping (no turning arrows, no lane separators, and no shoulder lines) and lack of lighting. These conditions have made it increasingly difficult to navigate the busy Park area
and dangerous for the Park’s 55,000 employees as well as hundreds of visitors and suppliers who travel into the Park every business day.
“We commend the Town of Smithtown for its recognition of these problems and its actions to help us improve the Park,” says Jack Kulka, CEO Kulka Construction Corp., Chairman of the HIA-LI Energy Utilities Infrastructure Committee and Lifetime Board Member.
“Upgrades to the Park infrastructure are imperative,” says Terri Alessi-Miceli, President of HIA-LI. “The building owners, business owners and employees in the park deserve to drive on safe roads.”
The Hauppauge Industrial Park is widely regarded as a major revenue generator for the Town of Smithtown and Long Island. It stretches over 1,400 acres of land, is home to over 1,300 companies employing 55,000 people in manufacturing, construction and services industries – many of them local tax payers and voters. It is a powerful economic engine responsible for generating over $19 million in annual tax revenue for the Town of Smithtown.
HIA-LI helps Long Island businesses prosper. For over 30 years, we have been the recognized voice for business on Long Island and a powerful force and economic engine for regional development. We provide a forum for business leaders to network, problem solve and obtain advice on critical issues facing their businesses. Our member companies represent tens of thousands of business professionals. We’re headquartered in and support one of the largest industrial parks in the United States. HIA-LI programs and events promote strategic partnerships, targeted networking, and information sharing and business advocacy. Members benefit from our committees, educational programs, career resources, research capabilities, mentoring opportunities and business advisory services. For more information, visit http://www.HIA-LI.org or call 631-543-5355.
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