Oyster Bay Officials Oppose Jericho Homeless Shelter Plan

Oyster Bay town officials and some residents are calling on Nassau County to abandon plans to build a homeless shelter at a former motel in Jericho.

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- Oyster Bay town officials and some residents are calling on Nassau County to abandon plans to build a homeless shelter at a former motel in Jericho. The developer of the shelter recently filed a lawsuit against the town of Oyster Bay, hoping to continue plans for the shelter at the former Hampton Inn. Last year, the town went to court and got a restraining order that has kept the project moving forward.

JOSEPH SALADINO: It is very important to protect our community and to protect our zoning laws. For nearly a year, town of Oyster Bay residents and the town of Oyster Bay Town Board have been aggressively fighting Nassau County's illegal plans.

- The shelter's developer, Community Housing Innovations, says it has authorization from Nassau County and is not subject to local zoning approvals process.