Friday, 15 June 2012 00:00
As a resident of the Town of North Hempstead, I am in support of the proposed Levitt Pool, proposed to be constructed on the site of the abandoned and decaying Roslyn Country Club. The availability of a new pool and tennis facility available to all town residents can only be an asset to all town residents; regardless whether the individual resident chooses to join now or in the future.
The town’s membership cost projections have already decreased as further analysis and studies have gone forth and are now lower than comparable clubs in the area. The town has gone on record there will be no cost impact to resident that choose not to become members.
The outcry against new construction usually is “Not in My Back Yard!” (NIMBY) is due to construction, noise, traffic, etc. It appears in this case the outcry is politically motivated from a faction geographically removed from the park site which does not serve the ultimate benefit of all town residents.
Town residents should evaluate the benefits of a new pool and tennis club on the information that will be provided by the town as a basis of their choice.