Friday, 13 July 2012 08:49
What was the Town of North Hempstead thinking? Not one penny of my Social Security check will go towards the Roslyn Country Club fiasco. Eight million dollars in bonding, over $1.5 million to operate every year, over $10 million to buy easements and undisclosed millions to renovate. If I want to swim, I have it here in Great Neck’s Park District, which I pay taxes for. Kensington, Great Neck Estates, Kenilworth, Saddle Rock, Lake Success and Russell Gardens, all have their own pools, which their village homeowners pay for, in taxes and their upkeep. Let Roslyn do the same. Why should we buy over 600 home easements and then give them a newly renovated country club? Paid for by the residents of the Town of North Hempstead, who will never get to use it, unless on top of the forever tax increase, they pay $1,000 per year in membership. It might get a few extra votes come election, but it will lose a lot more from people like me. Nassau Coliseum created an outcry, the Great Neck Library was voted down. Mr. Kaiman, let Roslyn pay like our other villages do. Put it to a vote, so that we all can have a chance to say, yes or no, before you decide what you want to do with my money.