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What Do You Think Are The Biggest Issues In Southold Town?

WIth Southold Scott Russell giving his state of the town address Tuesday at 7 p.m., Patch wants to know what issues you believe are most critical.

With Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell is poised to give his fourth annual State of the Town address on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall meeting room, what issues do you think are most critical to the own?

Meant to inform the public and staff about the town's accomplishments in 2012, as well as goals for 2013, highlights of the address will include a discussion of the impact of Superstorm Sandy, the town’s fiscal status and implications of governing within the two percent tax cap, legislative updates, environmental and planning initiatives and planned future efforts to foster greater community discussion and representation, according to the supervisor.  

Written reports from town departments will also be discussed and distributed, Russell said.

“I am very pleased to share with residents our many accomplishments as well as the challenges that lie ahead," the supervisor said.

What do you think are the biggest issues and challenges facing Southold Town? Tell us in the comments section.

 

Joan March 06, 2013 at 06:49 PM
There is always an overpopulation of deer, rabbits and other prey animals when man has killed all of the natural predators either with guns or poisons or the destruction of their habitat. This is the affect of too many humans populating the earth.
Joan March 06, 2013 at 06:52 PM
If you want to have a prosperous town you must allow for some things. The businesses that are noisy are bring a lot of money into your town by virtue of their success. If you buy a home near an airport expect to hear airplanes.
Joan March 06, 2013 at 06:54 PM
Agreed. The schools are public property and should be open to youth activities and no fees should be charged to residents to use the fields. That's double dipping and should not be allowed. In fact the schools should be responsible for creating youth activities at the schools both indoors and outdoors.
Tom March 07, 2013 at 02:18 AM
Joan, Apparently you missed my use of the word expansion. Nowhere did I say that I wanted to put people out of government jobs. I want to prevent more people from getting government jobs... as in, restrict expansion. Now, as for the remainder of your comment, we obviously differ on how or if government spending on payroll can impact the economy. I, for one, am not in favor of hiring more workers on the Southold Town budget to either repair our infrastructure, or on the blind hope that said hirings will be a positive impact on our local economy. Personally, I believe that Southold Town's infrastructure is in fine shape, and overall needs no significant improvement. If it did, I would still rather see money spent hiring private contractors, than hiring new town employees who will launch into a 30 year career in Southold Town, complete and replete with salary, benefits, and retirement. You see, we simply differ on that position, and I'm fine with that. As for Southold Town having too many politicians, I beg to differ. We have a small town board, a handful of trustees, a single elected highway superintendent, and a short handful of others. If you look at the salaries of absolutely any of them, you would find that they are eclipsed by relatively young police officers, town attorneys, and a few others. Eliminating the entire board of trustees salary would equate to less than the salary of one single police officer. So that math doesn't work.
Tom March 07, 2013 at 02:21 AM
Which is absolutely bizzarre, because 30 years ago when we had a whole lot more open farmland here and a whole lot less people, we had a whole lot less deer. We did, however, have a whole lot more bunnies. But no turkeys. We seem to have a whole lot more of them now.

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