On Election Day, Town of Oyster Bay voters will have a rare opportunity to get behind an effort to protect drinking water, preserve open space and expand and improve parks and recreational facilities. It's the Environmental Bond Act.
Called the SEA Fund (for Save Environmental Assets) it would generate $30 million, which could be used only for acquisition of environmentally-sensitive land as well as to enhance parks and recreational facilities or build new ones.
Expenditures would be based on resident input through a Community Advisory Committee to assure something for everyone and townwide geographical distribution of dollars.
Perhaps the best part is the price tag -- just $19 per household per year -- an incredible bargain and a great investment in drinking water quality and quality-of-life for every resident.
The Environmental Bond Act is endorsed by Republicans, Democrats and Independents alike, but it can't happen without you. When you cast your ballot, be sure to vote "yes" on Proposal Number 3, the SEA Fund. You'll find it in the upper right side on the voting machine.
A "yes" vote will:
* protect drinking water
* preserve open space
* improve parks & recreation
* boost property values
* control new taxes for government services
* enhance quality of life
Do yourself, your family and your community a favor. Vote "yes" on the Environmental Bond Act -- the SEA Fund -- Proposal Number 3. Your children will thank you for it.
Joseph H. Lorintz