Point Made - 27 East


Southampton Press / Opinion / Letters / 2206632

Point Made

In a Letter to the Editor [“Rotting Fish,” Letters, September 28], a Hampton Bays resident pointed out that the administrator of Southampton’s Land Management Department also allegedly consults for the Town of Riverhead.

I made the same point a few years ago when I argued that Southampton’s former land management administrator worked for the Village of Westhampton Beach.

In another letter [“Follow the Process,” Letters, September 28], a director of the Bridgehampton Civic Association argued that too often Southampton grants variances without requiring evidentiary showing, thereby shifting the burden to the community to prove detriment.

This point was also made by a Southampton resident [“Not Just Housing,” Letters, September 28], who argued that the burden of finding omission of fact regarding a proposed housing development fell to the community.

And I made similar arguments against a proposed golf course resort in East Quogue when I alleged that the variance was not properly defined as to use.

Yet neither candidate for Southampton supervisor has addressed townwide management issues surrounding land use in Southampton.

Susan Cerwinski

East Quogue