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Letter: Inquiring Minds Want To Know

With regard to the Villa project on Glen Cove Avenue: Why do our administrative members think it is their job to make sure that the developers make as much money as possible? Aren’t these members supposed to protect and represent the existing citizens and homeowners? I thought that was their duty. Why do these members make decisions that are beneficial for the developer and detrimental to the very people they are supposed to represent (you and me)?

How can these administrative members make decisions without a thorough knowledge of all the parameters inherent with this development?

Haven’t these members analyzed the dangers, risks, consequences, liabilities and the vast array of deleterious results that could result if the Villa project were to be approved?

Do these members think that a huge, mega-structure apartment complex resembling Lefrak City would enhance our beautiful, water-oriented, countrified Gold Coast town? Do these members think that having 216 apartment units in six towering mega-structures built on a hill on a narrow, curving road is safe? And, how about all that traffic?

Did these members ever consider the deleterious impact this mega-structure would have on the surrounding area? Did these members not read the environmental impact study, which clearly states that the steep slope of the villa property is wrought with the potential hazard of severe erosion, which could have disastrous effects on the existing homes sitting at the top of that steep slope? Did they also not read the developer’s request for the hillside protection provision to be waived? Has anyone considered the health, safety and welfare of all the citizens of Glen Cove?

Do you see why the villa project must be stopped?

Grace Slezak