In your article in Thursday, May 10 edition of The Westbury Times, entitled "Westbury Residents Mobilize Opposition to Sale of Sump Property," you state that Nassau County is planning to sell Storm Basin #51. I was disturbed to find out that Nassau County is planning to sell this sump in order to alleviate debt. At the same time, I was pleased to be informed of this situation through your article. Carman Avenue and surrounding major roads have always been congested, and the addition of new houses on that property would not help the situation any more. While the people who live in this area are worried about increased housing and school tax, there is another issue that should be looked into. I would worry about whether or not the property has the potential to be developed. Nassau County has brought about their own debts, and they are now just looking for an easy way out of them. People who read this article, and agree that Nassau County should not sell the storm basin, should be informed to write letters to town officials. They should also attend town and county meetings to express their opinions on the issue. As someone, somewhere once said, "There is strength in numbers." Nassau County is writing checks they can't cash, but the residents of Westbury should not have to pay for this mistake.
Resident of Westbury and senior at Holy Trinity High School