The is discussing the possibility of banning those under the age of 18 from living in senior housing facilities during a Monday night work session on Aug. 27.
The discussion at Monday's work session comes on the heels of two requests: some Farmingdale senior developments want to change their resident age requirement from 62 to 55 and over and the board's consideration of a proposal to allow rental apartments, condos and cooperative residents to be built on the business "D" zoning district of Route 109.
said the proposed plan came to fruition not because of senior resident complaints, but because he feels it will lessen the burden on Farmingdale's public schools.
"I am in favor of no kids...We can actually say you cannot have kids in senior housing development. I was not aware you could actually discriminate against children. That only came up when I found out you could. Now we have the ability to not affect the school district," he said.
The board is considering enforcing the code by sending a summons every 24 hours accompanied by a $250 fine to offenders.
Mayor Ekstrand said he is aware of exceptions to this code, stating that the board will accommodate those with extenuating circumstances on a case by case basis.
The proposed plan, if voted into effect, will also require new senior housing developments to provide 1.5 parking spaces for each residence. Standing senior housing facilities that wish to change their age requirements will also be required to required the extra parking space and abide by the no children law.