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Shelter Cove development approved

The reliability of the proposed system"which would be signed over to the town once completed"was questioned.

"The force main to force main, there's a lot of moving parts," said Clark. "They can be dicey, and this looked like one from the beginning."

"I wouldn't be able to support this project unless you guys did go to the Dutch Meadows sanitary," said Planning Board Chairman C.J. O'Rourke.

Devito agreed to build sewer to Dutch Meadows, which he said would be somewhat more expensive.

The board also discussed the SEQR environmental review process, which was completed in 2002. There was some question as to whether the project had changed enough to invalidate that ruling, leading some on the board to call for the SEQR process to occur later in the planning process.

"In the past, I think SEQR was just signed off on and people were given carte blanche," said Planning Board member Thomas Nardacci.

Devito said the apartment units would be rented at market rates, and estimated homes would be available for around $300,000.

"We are going to keep it, as much as is practical, on the lower end," he said.

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