Neighbors in the Port Washington Police Department said they were “relieved” to hear that the area was selling Derby Road real estate officials that it bought a few months ago and was considering changing to a parking lot. Said.
“It’s the weight on our shoulders,” said James Marotta, who lives on the street. “Everyone is just grateful and ecstatic … [It’s] Great peace of mind. “
Marotta was one of dozens of residents who accused the police district of not informing their neighbors of the $ 500,000 purchase in March at 4 Derby Road. A 4-foot high fence. Residents also demanded that police officers stop planning to build a parking lot in a residential area.
Earlier this month, authorities said the district There was no plan He reiterated the need to expand the headquarters to Derby Road and refurbish the dilapidated headquarters built in 1959.
“The bottom line is that we overtook this facility many years ago,” said Deputy Prime Minister Kevin McCarroll. “As the community expanded, police demand for equipment increased and the number of staff increased significantly.”
The district has approximately 100 employees, including 65 executives.
At the meeting on September 23, Commissioner Tomaslice read the prepared statement and announced that the district would sell the property, according to residents attending. After that, the three committees unanimously approved and approved.
The US did not respond to multiple interview requests regarding the decision. The other two members also did not respond to requests for comment.
However, residents said they were “impressed” with the announcement.
“This was a natural result,” said Doug Cornell, who lives in Debbie Road. “I am very pleased that the house will be maintained as a residence, as in other areas. [its headquarters].. We hope it is done right. “