Vote no on propositon 1
By Barb Lander
October 04, 2008
Say No to Proposition 1; Cast your vote for fiscal responsibility;
don't buy the Beach! South Point Higgins Beach is extraordinary,
it's old growth trees, eagles nest, and sandy beach are a beautiful
place to visit, picnic and swim. Unfortunately it is also a
For every long time resident who tells idyllic stories of picnics
on the beach, roasting marshmallows over a fire, and summer time
swims on the sandy beach-- there are a hundred stories of drunken
parties, drug use, stacks of litter and broken glass, impaired
drivers racing up and down South Point Higgins Road in the wee
hours of the night and not a few car wrecks. Every summer a
few homeless persons camp there leaving human waste and toilet
paper behind stumps and in the bushes. The troopers are reluctant
to check these parties, drinking in public is not illegal and
indeed, many of these drunken partiers are of legal age. They
are not breaking the law until they get in their vehicles.
Will the borough provide better enforcement if they buy South
Point Higgins beach? Will they manage the piles of beer bottles,
cans, abandoned drug paraphernalia and other litter? Or, will
the area continue as a public nuisance?
Let's say, the borough recognizes its responsibility to keep
the area safe and clean and provides nighttime security patrols,
trash collection and toilets. Who pays? I don't think I am
alone is saying that my taxes are high enough. I would like
the borough assembly (and all of our politicians for that matter)
to start devising ways to spend less of the taxpayers' money
Mental health trust will ultimately sell the property and the
South Point Higgins beach will generate tax revenue for the borough
instead of expenses. The private property owners will put a
stop to the drunken parties, piles of litter and vagrant campers.
The $1.2 million asking price in another issue, we are in the
midst of a nationwide economic crisis brought on largely by a
balloon in real estate prices. Real estate prices are plummeting
across the nation. The KGB and MHT priced the property at the
peak of the real estate balloon. Is South Point Higgins beach
worth the agreed purchase price? Will it be worth it in a year?
Cast your vote for fiscal responsibility; vote no on proposition
About: "Resident of South
Point Higgins Road."
Received October 04, 2008 -
Published October 04, 2008
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