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Southampton Press / Opinion / Letters / 2028104

Listen to Us

I have been a Southampton taxpayer for over 43 years. You and previous administrations have represented the people for a lot longer. Now you are representing only yourselves. Why have you changed your priorities? Please listen to the people who live in, love, and care about Hampton Bays.

Southampton Town residents, especially those who live in Hampton Bays, are begging you to represent the will of the people: Say no to four-story buildings and say yes to sewage treatment plant, but only if it’s away from downtown Hampton Bays. These are only two requirements, I mean wishes. That’s all we are asking for.

We got cheated out of voting Monday, August 29. I know it would have not have been a legal vote, but it would have been a barometer to you to find out what most of the residents want.

Overlay district: Most of us don’t understand what it means. Many years ago in Riverhead, the supervisor and his cronies created an overlay district for his, well, never mind, so zoning requirements would be less restrictive than the regular district. A judge said it can’t be done.

In my opinion, there is nothing wrong with Hampton Bays except that we need a sewage treatment plant. We hope the movie theater stays in town and we hope the Bel Aire Cove Motel and the Boardy Barn properties are put to good use, maybe for affordable housing. We hope no more pizza places come to town but if they come, we will welcome them and eat more pizza and linguine with clam sauce.

P.S. Have you thought about widening the Ponquogue Bridge and putting in a bicycle lane? Perhaps a bicycle lane from inlet to inlet.

Jim Dreeben

Hampton Bays

The above letter was addressed to Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman and the Town Board — Ed.