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Hookah Prohibition, Laurel Street Repair On Village Agenda

Meeting taking place Monday at Patchogue Village Hall.

Requests to prohibit the operation of hookah parlors within Patchogue Village, and to repair the bulkhead at the end of Laurel Street are among what's on the agenda for Monday's Patchogue Village Board of Trustees meeting.

The meeting is taking place at Patchogue Village Hall, 14 Baker St. in Patchogue, at 6 p.m.

Also on the agenda are a request to renew a special permit for United Storage at 257 Waverly Ave., to hire AES Safety & Training for mandatory OSHA Safety Data Sheet training and to approve the Great South Bay Music Festival dates for 2014.

Click here to read the full agenda on Patchogue Village's website.

What are your thoughts on the agenda? Do you think hookah parlors should be banned from Patchogue Village? What else do you think should be discussed? Talk about it in the comments below this post.
annette kattau December 09, 2013 at 06:55 AM
they tried before the planning board and then never showed. Eric Russo was going to represent them..It all just feel apart...they stop showing at the planning board...Now they are going to try Patchogue..This is the last thing that Patchogue needs....tell Mayor Ponitiere to get in touch with Vinnie Pascale and Eric Russo re this entity..
John Bogack December 09, 2013 at 07:51 AM
This is the last meeting of the year for the Patchogue Village Board of Trustees. There are two public hearings tonight the one with the most widespread effect would be the proposed ban on hookah parlors. As the final agenda item of the meeting the public can be heard on any matter of concern. Those not able to attend will be able to see video of the meeting filmed by the Citizens Campaign for Open Village Government always announced via the organization's blog on the Patch. It wil be available two weeks after the meeting date.
the baby December 09, 2013 at 08:39 AM
stop banning things! Hookah? Give me a break. Doped out drivers who speed around and ride your ass like they are fleeing an apocalypse will certainly kill or injure more folks than any hookah smoke will. Get real.
PatP. December 09, 2013 at 12:55 PM
baby, We have enough Hook-ahs in town already, we don't need any more !! (get it ? play on words)...........
Ben Vitale December 09, 2013 at 05:21 PM
I destroyed my lungs with tobacco! I do not advise anyone to smoke! I have become sensitive to second hand smoke; I can smell the smoke from someone's cigarette from 100 feet away. Please read about the health hazards. http://www.ehow.com/about_4699358_dangers-hookah-smoking.html What will become of the neighbors when 100 people are smoking at the same time? Second hand smoke... Will children be effected? I guess so! This doesn't sound like a good idea for Patchogue! Will the smoke interfere with restaurants trying to sell food on their rooftop facilities! You Bet! As soon as I smell smoke...I'm gone!
Patchogue Snoop December 13, 2013 at 10:49 AM
Where is my comment??? I guess it was edited out? Ahh, roof top dining. We had a recent roof collapse in Patchogue Village. This use it illegal in NYS but then again PP and Senior Building man are clueless and just dont care. Check out the over occupancy of the bars in this Village, exit lights out, exits locked of blocked....crooks you bet!
Ben Vitale December 13, 2013 at 11:54 PM
We don't really pay enough attention to roof snow load here on Long Island. I believe we had over 2 feet of snow last year; I was really concerned! I don't think rooftop dining roof load is a problem. I figure a 30 X 60 roof, will have an 111,456 pounds roof load with 10 inches of snow or one inch of rain. Allowing 1000 pounds of weight for each table X 20 tables = 20,000 pounds. I think the roof load is conservative. Now locked Exit doors is something that scares the hell out of me. Some years ago I was in a restaurant, whose owner chained the exit doors closed so that the employees couldn't steal food! If you know of an establishment who has chained exit doors, please contact the Fire inspector!
Michael Sorrentino (Editor) December 14, 2013 at 07:54 PM
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Patchogue Snoop December 18, 2013 at 09:35 AM
Ben, It is a bit more complicated. It really doesn't matter, roof loads are dictated by code, period. Ditto for floor loading depending on live and/or dead loads. Wood floor beams are no no also, fireproof material a must. Aside from that appalling monstrosity at four corners this is the most half baked idea I have heard....particularly after they instituted/then lifted the moratorium on expansion of eating areas in the D3 zone, no the reverse and come out with this? Where is the Planning Board in our Village???? Why the sudden reversal? Who is our fire inspector? I saw a deck on the roof of 21 north ocean with kids drinking and smoking pot on it a few weeks ago. No fire escape, nowhere out if a fire were to break out inside but to jump twenty feet to the ground. Not to mention over occupancy.
Richard Kemp December 27, 2013 at 05:09 PM
P.S. You ask where is the planning board ?? Very good question The planning board seems to grant the ok to almost any applicant. Just look at how many one-way streets there are now,Terry street,and one that had a right existing as I understand it,being the Emporium on Railroad Ave,but the Village did grant them the right to construct,erect a marquee over the sidewalk which is Patchogue Village Property. Another one-way street was created. Poor Planning You Bet.. NOTE the one way streets were all done AFTER those projects were completed,not before.
Patchogue Snoop January 02, 2014 at 10:34 AM
The Planning Board is an essentially defunct board run by a "BUDDY" of our King PP. Like the Building Dept, King PP controls everything they do and do nothing without his approval. No engineer or architect running this department. This Village is run by incompetent, crooks IMHO.
Richard Kemp January 10, 2014 at 07:15 PM
Since John states this was a Public Hearing I'd like to know who made the motion to set a public hearing?? and who seconded it and what was the vote. Maybe this is no longer required since the Dictator is in power. The Village minute book is always subject to" Equiptment Malfunction" and therefore certain things will not appear at all. Just Ask Village Attorney Brian Egan

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