‘They have spread like an infestation,’ says one condo resident suing village, car dealer

The residents of a condominium complex are suing the Village of Amityville over a decision to allow a nearby auto dealership to expand.

The Snug Harbor senior condominium complex and residents are listed as plaintiffs. They are suing the village and Security Dodge over the 4-1 June vote by village trustees to grant Security special-use permits to legalize 335 Merrick Rd. as an employee and customer parking lot and to build a one-story, quick-service shop with six bays at 339 Merrick Rd.

Snug Harbor residents, who live in 176 homes near Security, have long complained about late-night noise and speeding by employees. At an August 2019 hearing on the special permits, several residents spoke in opposition.

“They have spread like an infestation,” Snug Harbor resident Laura Gribbins said of Security during the hearing, according to a transcript filed in the case. “All of this expansion diminishes the appeal to future

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