I would like to take this time to thank all the residents and taxpayers of this great town for allowing me to be your superintendent of highways for these last 12 years — it’s been a great pleasure to serve.
As we near election time, and with my time being short, the issue of St. Andrew’s Road remains and may exceed my remaining time. We have filed with the courts to have the gates removed from the town road. We have provided the court with the original deed from 1892 giving the town a forever 50-foot right of way. We have a comprehensive and insured title search, maps from the town, county and state from professional engineers, and even surveys from the golf course itself showing the road. We have also provided deeds showing the 1932 resolution only involved the discontinuance of St. Andrew’s Road to the west of Tuckahoe Road.
The Shinnecock Hills Golf Course has filed two notices to dismiss this suit, and our attorneys and I are enthusiastically optimistic of a favorable ruling.
In this time, when we need our elected individuals to fight for us, the question remains: Will the new superintendent move forward to reclaim this valuable piece of land upon a favorable ruling? Will the elected officials of the town finally take up this issue, or will they just allow the golf course to take it, as others to date have hoped for?
This is a question that needs to be asked before Election Day.
Thank you and God bless all of you.
Superintendent of Highways
One fine body…