Opinion

I recently attended a meeting of the board of the Village of Port North. A presentation was being made by a group interested in purchasing/developing/using the Thomson/Danaher property.

What a cogent, complete presentation it was. They covered all the bases and, at the end, there were few questions to be asked.

The proposal was for a use which preserved the commercial tax base, had relatively low impact on our community and was presented with an obvious eye to the needs and interests of the environs.

I recently attended several Town of North Hempstead Board meetings where a proposal for a hotel on lower Main Street was presented. What a difference! There was strong vocal opposition from many segments of our community. There were many unanswered questions. At the second meeting, the developers were chastised for not having - and refusing to - supply the information requested by the town board. The developers, suggesting that, if they don't have their way they will sell it for a "less desirable" use, erected "for sale" signs - but without a telephone number. How infantile!

Based on his position expressed at these meetings, and, over the objections of our representative Councilman Fred Pollack, Town Supervisor Kaiman seems "hell bent" on forcing a hotel on our community at this location.

If you, like I, think it is the wrong location for a hotel in Port Washington, please join me in telling Supervisor Kaiman so by faxing him your concerns at 627-4204. Please let Councilman Pollack know too at 869-7688.

Barry Loeb


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