Mineola may be getting as many as six red light cameras as Nassau County expands its into the village.
County officials recently produced a list of 125 candidate intersections for Phase II of the red light camera program, from which they would pick 50 intersections. Six locations in the village of Mineola were present on the list of 125 candidates.
The Mangano administration has already requested authorization from New York State to expand the number of locations in its red light camera program from 50 to 100. The state senate has passed legislation to lift the cap and the bill will reportedly be brought up before the assembly on May 2.
Trustee Lawrence Werther confirmed the possibility that Nassau may place the cameras in the village at last week’s meeting of the .
A committee consisting of representatives from county traffic safety, engineering, traffic and parking violations and the department of public works itself makes the final determination on camera placement.
Potential locations in the village of Mineola include the intersections of:
- Old Country Road and Roslyn Road/ Washington Avenue
- Old Country Road and Mineola Boulevard/ Franklin Avenue
- Willis Avenue and Jericho Turnpike
- Roslyn Road and Jericho Turnpike
- Mineola Boulevard and Jericho Turnpike
- Herricks Road and Jericho Turnpike
County officials have said that the location choice was made where accidents have occurred over a certain period of time. The intersections are ranked solely by the number of accidents that have occurred there.
Locations were also originally selected to be outside village jurisdictions, allowing Nassau to collect the full fee for the violation. According to the law, the county can place cameras within village confines as well as on state roads, but would have to obtain permission from the municipality. Regardless of the camera’s location, Nassau would collect 100 percent of the revenue generated from the camera.