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Updated 'The Hills' Environmental Impact Study Describes When Community Benefits Would Arrive

FYI- Most golf clubs, yacht clubs, tennis clubs, etc. in NYS are organized as not for profit-corporations as membership clubs, with some tax benefits and federal and state limits on generating outside (non-member) income- with member income used for operating and capital expenses. " Apr 27, 16 8:32 AM

Congressional Candidates Calone, Throne-Holst Trade Barbs At Saturday Event In Southampton

“It is crazy how much time we have to spend on raising money.”

... ain't that just sad..." May 4, 16 9:53 AM

Stony Brook Southampton Campus Shifts Focus

Re -construct the LIRR Station for the upcoming US Open and then maintain it for the future SUNY and hospital expansion- that will help grow student enrollment and use as a launch pad for shuttle trains to the east end." May 4, 16 8:39 PM

Suffolk County Planning Commission Approves Southampton Town's Proposed PDD Moratorium

So, it's a self promulgated moratorium, approved by an elected Town Board, not conduct their duties to which they were sworn to perform... right?
can I vote for one of those at my job too?" May 6, 16 2:32 PM

Congressional Candidates Calone, Throne-Holst Trade Barbs At Saturday Event In Southampton

The "Press" is nothing short of Town Hall's public relations firm. The paper is spoon fed information from the second floor and seldom investigates to the level expected of journalists. Commercialgate, past audits, you name it they cover (up) it... " May 7, 16 7:51 AM

Suffolk County Water Authority Will Ask East Enders To Conserve Water

How about using some of that SCWA money to install additional wells and upgrade the distribution system? Drill, baby, drill!" May 15, 16 7:48 AM

UPDATE: Discovery Land Changes Time Of Saturday Informational Meeting

What Cornell report is that- I thought the County said 80% of N is generated by sanitary systems? " Jun 10, 16 10:17 AM

East Quogue Civic Association Meeting To Discuss 'The Hills' Turns To Screaming Match

USEPA and NYSDEC regulate pesticides, Towns do not have that authority. Suffolk County regulates fertilizer use, with special conditions for agriculture and golf courses. " Jun 12, 16 11:28 AM

East Quogue Sixth-Grader Takes Top Honor For Science Project Focusing On Water Quality

Fantastic science project. Demonstrates that PRBs are useful tools for nitrogen reduction. Beautiful in its simplicity. Kudos.! " Jun 15, 16 7:19 AM

Throne-Holst, Calone Both Top $1 Million In Primary Campaign Spending

Politics before people and money before both.... " Jun 22, 16 5:12 PM

Discovery Land Insists That 'The Hills' Won't Add Any Children To Local Schools

Correct. Golf courses are designed and maintained with high environmental stewardship, especially in Southampton. Legitimate discussion at an EQ Civic meeting would prove this, except the host prohibits any intellectual and civil discussion to take place. Why?" Jun 30, 16 8:10 PM

"Billions of gallons of fresh water?" How did you calculate that number? " Jul 1, 16 6:37 AM

And so... As these comments have digressed rapidly, back to the children and school issue.. Anyone recognize the number of school aged children that will have an impact from Southampton's Riverside Redevelopment Project, estimated at over 2000 residential dwelling units? That's enough students for entirely new school district! Who absorbs those costs? " Jul 3, 16 9:58 AM

About 1000 of those units are Community Benefit housing based on Town Code, making them limited to occupancants based on their income. Perhaps that community benefit option is always available... " Jul 3, 16 10:17 AM

So, under a PDD if the application could be altered to include community benefit housing under Chapter 216 - the theoretical density might increase. Under the existing zoning development of full time residential units is expected. Under what law including SEQRA do either of these scenarios limit school age children from occupancy? Who determines when any development cannot "add children" to a school district? So why do interveners suggest this as an enforceable manner to stop any form of residential development? It's time to examine the school systems and district fiefdoms especially on Long Island." Jul 4, 16 7:41 AM

Sagg Bridge In Sagaponack Gets State Funding For Rehabilitation

$500,000 in State money for rehabilitation of a bridge valued at a dollar. Probably make it toll bridge... have you any Grey popoun ? Can our State representatives dig up some wampum to fix the bloody potholes?" Jul 7, 16 5:03 AM

Discovery Land Insists That 'The Hills' Won't Add Any Children To Local Schools

And the school aged children generated by the Riverside redevelopment project of more than 2000 residential units? Where are they going to attend school? " Jul 10, 16 10:05 AM

Alec Baldwin Will Push Pine Barrens Commission To Review 'The Hills'

It is apparent Mr. DeLuca. Mr. Amper and Mr. Baldwin have fundamental misunderstanding of the State Environmental Review Act. Once the Draft Environmental Impact Statement is circulated for review and comments it's likely the Pine Barrens Commission will thoroughly review the application. To publicly suggest the application will not receive "proper review" is ridiculous. " Jul 14, 16 6:11 AM

Under the Type 1 coordinated review process and request for Lead Agency status there exist opportunities for involved agencies to participate very early in SEQRA. Agencies are encouraged to offer comments and/or challenge the position of Lead Agency request. Public Scoping allows involved agency participation and public input.
If the public, involved agencies or interested parties choose not to participate-including PBC- then the DEIS comment period is available. As there are no decisions or actions that ensue before the Findings Statement is adopted, there is abundant latitude and time frame for impact assessment, mitigation and agency participation. The Southampton Planning Dept is most qualified in its administration of SEQRA and to suggest this particular application lacks "proper review" is a dis-service to their professional practice. " Jul 14, 16 6:36 PM

Kindly separate the SEQRA review and planning process from publicity stunts orchestrated by lobbyists. The DEIS and PDD application are public documents, available for anyone to review and comment upon. The PBC is not, was not or will not be denied its review. This insistence of "proper" review is a clear attempt to erode the public's trust in Lead Agency's objective administration of the SEQRA process. The "proper" review requires a technical objective review of the application, DEIS and offering of substantive comment. Prejudices and preconceptions are unprofessional and serve only to confuse rather than inform the public. That's a dis-service. A DEIS deemed "adequate" under SEORA means it has met the Final Scope and is adequate for public review. There is plenty of time to review the application. " Jul 15, 16 3:55 AM

The PBC's determination of jurisdiction can be evaluated by the commission during the DEIS review and comment period. That argument is based on the application's technical aspects (clearing limits, development within CGA, core area protection, hardship application, etc.). Typically evaluations are performed during the EIS review because the applicant must provide comprehensive information, necessary for that determination to be valid. The pep rally and use of an out of town celeb is purely beyond the realm of legal or technical argument. It turns an otherwise intellectual dialogue regarding jurisdictional determination into a circus act. The lobbying efforts to the PBC is not new. Obvious to me is the PBC may have determined it does not have jurisdiction. That said, they are not prevented opportunity for input. The SEQRA process and application are receiving "proper reviews" and the lobbyists are as lobbyists tend to be, excessively self-serving. I hold no prejudice or preconceptions. Simply have sat through these shows before and witnessed these actors attack the process and professionals with reckless regard to facts or science. The approach provides less opportunity to improve sustainable land use and does nothing to educate the public. Had they argued their position during the DEIS review period, armed with accurate information and measured assessments I would respect their
view, now... not so much. " Jul 16, 16 5:36 AM

LIPA Says It Will Support Construction Of Nation's First Large Wind Farm Off Montauk

"Wind farm" is a misnomer.. This is an electric power generating facility and should undergo detailed public review. " Jul 19, 16 9:00 PM

Cedar Island Lighthouse To Get $300,000 From County For Renovations

I thought the County was $48 million in the hole...$275/night --is that rate with the Suffolk County Park's resident Green Key?
The Donald did this at Turnberry, Scotland.. anyone think to tap him for a donation? " Jul 26, 16 3:14 PM

Southampton Town Board To Discuss Proposed Tuckahoe Road Rerouting Idea At Next Work Session

Have they considered building a pedestrian tunnel under Tuchahoe Road, so no one has to cross over the street? " Aug 3, 16 6:50 AM

Southampton Town Offer To Purchase The Hills Property In East Quogue Is Rejected

Have we missed the recent CPF acquisitions, including East Quogue parcels and the driving range? Between the Southampton driving range and Poxabogue Golf Course the town has spent $13 million from CPF on land use that apparently you don't support. The Hillls proposes a sophisticated best management and groundwater monitoring plan. How come all the CPF acquired farmlands were not required to submit and abide by similar groundwater protection efforts? Now there is a proposal to use 20% of CPF for water quality... An "end pipe" strategy that fails to address the problems at the source. Sure sanitary waste is the major generator of nitrogen, but other land uses need better controls. Direct efforts to correct antiquated approaches to land management. " Aug 7, 16 7:59 AM

Which farms are using groundwater monitoring plans as part of a town operating agreement ? What "pre approved" protocols for limiting fertilizer and pesticides use have been mandated under a CPF management plan for AG acquisitions? Where are the water quality test results and BMPs filed for public access? AG use has every right to use pesticides and fertilizers but under CPF they could be monitored and required to install storm water detention areas or vegetated Swales just as golf courses do. Add up the acres of AG land and applied pesticides, and fertilizers on the east end .. It's thousands of acres and has a significant contributing impact on water resources. " Aug 7, 16 11:08 AM

And each of those "seasonal at best" facilities are open year round. The money was spent to the tune of $13 million. The town has purchased wetlands with CPF even though development within these areas would not take place. " Aug 7, 16 11:47 AM

Southampton Town Offer To Purchase 'The Hills' Property In East Quogue Is Rejected

The statement explains that Southampton golf courses constructed in the last 15 years are required to provide sophisticated BMPs and ground water monitoring- as approved by the Town- these golf courses are privately owned properties- in contrast the CPF purchased AG-land require no filed pesticide management plan, restricted fertilizer use or monitoring plans nearing this level of complexity, yet AG-lands are purchased with public monies. BTW it is called agricultural science, and the proposed and existing programs are enforced through the Town's required groundwater monitoring reports. It works." Aug 10, 16 5:12 PM

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