During July 2000, Joseph Lorintz, Democratic candidate for supervisor, and I held a press conference on the site of the 56 acres of previously owned town land in the Special Groundwater Protection Area (SGPA), which was subsequently sold for development to balance a budget deficit. We were there calling for the town to create a special aquifer protection overlay district to protect the future of our drinking water supply.
Additionally, I provided both the supervisor and town attorney copies of Suffolk County SGPA overlay district laws to use as a model for Oyster Bay. I received no response from either Supervisor Venditto or Councilman Symons. Now Councilman Symons has a town issued press release calling for an SGPA overlay district to be created in Oyster Bay. While I welcome support on this issue, I must question the timing and sincerity of Councilman Symons' interest so close to Election Day.
Bonnie A. Eisler