The board, without the help of Councilman Angelo Ferrara and Councilwoman Dina DeGiorgio, passed the funding for the Levitt Park project, or the , at Tuesday night's board meeting.
The board approved of the use of $2 million from the town's environmental legacy fund to be used toward the project. noted that the fund prior to this deduction could contain as much as $5 million, meaning it has now been cut nearly in half.
The bond for the project of $2.05 million was also approved with a similar vote.
Prior to the board's vote, Lloyd Gelb spoke out about the issue, asking that it be tabled until an environmental and traffic study is conducted in the area.
Gelb said that this project "will totally destroy our neighborhood," pointing to the issue of a potential lack of parking if many of the expected 1,000 members come to the pool all at once.
Kaiman responded by pointing out that "we've done this time and again," referring to the Town's work at other pools such as Manorhaven and Tully. Kaiman also added, "I think we've done a thorough analysis on a lot of different levels."