Where are the real civic minded people?
Are there any interested people in Southampton Town willing to volunteer to put the on the tax rolls?
We need to attract international and national companies to relocate their executive offices to the campus, and not for manufacturing.
There are many state assemblymen and state senators who would like to save the state of New York money by having this property off the Stony Brook loss sheet and on to the tax rolls.
These companies would bring high paying executive job salaries and personal to help run their companies. The housing market will pick up and the local businesses will also see a pickup in their businesses. Capitalism is great.
Bringing the college back to life is not the way to help Southampton’s economy. Another college or institute will not help the majority of the town residents. Property taxes help; jobs help. Jobs will pick up the real estate market — that’s what helps, not putting another tax exempt entity back in Southampton and calling it an institute.
Government-run and -owned facilities and tax exempt land owners do not help Southampton Town residents save money on their taxes. This is a country built on capitalism not an entitlement society.
We need real growth with companies paying good salaries. No more freebies or subordinate ventures by the state of New York paying no taxes on their property. We need to bring in the real created jobs, no more parasites that live off the rest of us. Sell the college property at under the going real estate value and then have the companies pay the taxes and create jobs for the local populace. This is important.
This has been done in Atlanta, Georgia; South Carolina, Texas, Florida, North Carolina and the Dakotas, which have only 3.5 percent unemployment.
If you want to volunteer send me a letter to PO Box 3061, Southampton, NY 11969, and we will put Southampton Town back where it should be.
We will try and have a meeting as soon as possible. We want the voices of the majority not just a few people making decisions for us.