Second Question - 27 East


Southampton Press / Opinion / Letters / 2044427

Second Question

The October 6 opinion [“First Question,” Editorial] fails to mention that Liberty Gardens can be sold to private industry when the federal grants expire. This could happen in five, 10, 15 or 20 years.

This is a question asked to Ralph Fasano and the Town Board, to which no one has responded. But it has happened, and tenants were forced to find new residences. Where do these people go when the rents triple?

As Ms. Lask told the Town Board at the September hearing, it happened to her — her rent starting at $1,200 and increasing to $4,000 per month. Needless to say, she moved.

Also omitted is the fact that the police were called 83 times a year, an average of every four days. They are called when the security guards cannot handle the situation.

The Press needs to do more homework on this proposal. Including the bogus highway report submitted by Nelson Pope Voorhis stating “no problem crossing two eastbound lanes of traffic to turn left,” refuting the County Road 39 Corridor Report, stating the exact opposite, which the Town of Southampton paid dearly for in 2015.

We all know that accidents are going to be high and the traffic diverted through the village. Do we need this?

Elaine Bodtmann