Islip officials have approved the sale of the Town's Animal Shelter to a private developer that has promised to rebuild the shelter at another location.
The Town will sell the shelter as surplus land to P&M Builders for $25,000. The building sits on 22 acres of town-owned land on Denver Avenue in Bay Shore. In 2009, the Town of Islip put out notice to buyers who might be interested in purchasing the land for commercial development.
Under the proposed contract of sale, North Babylon-based P&M Builders will purchase the land provided that the company will be able to complete full environmental remediation of the site.
According to the resolution approved by the Town Board, the principal benefits of the agreement to the Town is remediation of the property — a job estimated to cost $25,000,000 — creation of jobs and the addition of the site to the tax rolls.
Upon purchase, P&M will be responsible for relocating and rebuilding the Islip Town Animal Shelter. It is not clear where the new animal shelter will be built.
The sale is the latest in a series of surplus land sold by Islip in an effort to bring in more revenue to tackle its fiscal problems. Early this month the Town approved the sale of 275 Carlton Avenue in Central Islip to West Rac Contracting Corporation for $3.59 million.
In July 2012, Islip officials sold an empty lot in Islandia to Pinewood Development Company for $503,100. This was followed by the sale of an aging Department of Public Works facility in East Islip for $3.2 million.