Dear Civic Members & Neighbors,
I’m sure you’ve been following the news on our Town’s possible sale of over 1600 acres of the remaining open land at EPCAL.
The maneuvers leading up to and the questions/responses during the recently conducted Qualifications & Eligibility hearings have clearly demonstrated that the company that wants to buy this last remaining treasure:
- a) has created a constantly shifting corporate shield (Calverton Aviation and Technology) that has little in common with the original corporation the Town bargained with (Luminati Aerospace);
- b) has no concrete and enforceable plans for developing the site;
- c) will do everything in their power to pay no taxes to the Town.
The time is fast-approaching for a Town decision on allowing CAT to purchase this treasure for a very low price without any concrete plans to help the economy of our Town. Please take the time to call and/or write to our Town Board members. You can contact them by phone or email as follows:
Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith
(631) 727-3200 Ext. 251, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
631-727-3200 Ext. 223, email: email@example.com
631-727-3200 Ext. 225, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
631-727-3200 Ext. 226, email: email@example.com
631-727-3200 Ext. 224, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tell your elected representatives that you do not want them to vote yes in favor of selling the EPCAL land to CAT because CAT has not produced a credible plan for development for which we can determine their qualifications or eligibility and they are not even the same company that the Town agreed to consider for this purchase. They claim to be a boon to our economy but blatantly claim they will apply for all available tax abatement.
If you are concerned about this poor and far-reaching sale of our last remaining piece of open land, you must be aware that you must make your voices heard.
In addition to calls and email, you must attend the Town Board meeting of April 17th at 7pm.
Your presence alone will demonstrate to our elected officials that we are extremely concerned about this bad deal. The votes can be visually counted and that is more important than anything we can do.
And if you feel comfortable speaking during the public comment period (at the end of the meeting), so much the better.
We hope to see you there!