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Yorktown Town Board Updated On Roma Building 'Hole'

A hole in the parking lot of the Roma Building in Yorktown Heights should be filled in within the next two to three months, the Town Board was told recently.
A hole in the parking lot of the Roma Building in Yorktown Heights should be filled in within the next two to three months, the Town Board was told recently. Photo Credit: Michael Piccirillo Architecture

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- A hole that was created by the removal of leaky gasoline tanks at a Roma Building business should be filled in in a few months, the Yorktown Town Board was told recently.

The hole, which is surrounded by a chain-link fence, is considered somewhat of an eyesore and concerns have been raised about mosquitoes breeding there when it fills up with rainwater.

The tanks were removed more than two years ago after it was discovered that gasoline was leaking under the building and Route 35.

The Roma Building, located at the intersection of routes 35 and 202 in Yorktown Heights, contains tenants other than the gas station, including several restaurants and a barber shop.

The town has been working the state Department of Environmental Conservation on cleaning up contaminated soil in the area, according to a report by tapinto.net.

Citizens for an Informed Yorktown, a local group, reported that town attorney Michael J. McDermott told the Town Board at its Tuesday, March 15, meeting that the "hole" would be filled in within two to three months.

To read the tapinto.net story, click here.

To read the complete summary of the town’s March 15 meeting, click here .

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