Vandalism on the newly redone Nesconset Library grounds became an issue in the past couple of weeks, said library director, Robert Lusak.
Lusak explained the incident occurred two weeks ago on a Tuesday night, after the Summer Concert series event had ended. According to him, after dark, a motorcycle rode over belgian blocks in the parking lot and through the planted Arborvitae tree, knocking it down. The lawn was chewed up from the tires and there were also plants pulled up from the ground.
“There is no real security after dark there besides the cameras,” said Lusak
After that night, information was put up about the incident on the library’s website to let the public know what happened. Lusak said that no one has yet to come forward to claim they did it or say who did it.
“There were local residents who wanted to help fix the damage and donate money,” Lusak said.
Though he believes there is lack of security on the Nesconset Library grounds after hours, Lusak doesn’t think that security patrol would have been able to stop the incident anyway and he sees no connection between the concerts held there and the vandalism.
Lusak encourages anyone who knows more about the event to contact the library.
“The library has done a lot to make it beautiful,” said Lusak. “I am a Smithtown resident, I have a vested interest and want to see it stay beautiful.”