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The East Hampton Star. (East Hampton, N.Y.) 1885-current, October 13, 1977, Image 9

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THE EAST HAMPTON STAR, EAST HAMPTON, N.Y., OCTOBER 13, 1977 NINE “Citizen of The Year’ THE EAST HAMPTON TOWN CHIEFS Association, in observance of National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9-15, recently presented a $25 savings bond to Regan Neff, center, named \Citizen of the Year” for having awakened and alerted her family to a fire last winter. It also presented Robert Prado of the Montauk Fire Department, second from left, and Town . Police Officer Steven Doane, second from right, with plaques commemorating their saving of a heart attack victim in , Montauk this summer. David DiSunno, president of the Chiefs Association, left, and Larry Franzone, vice president, right, * made the presentations. Susan Pollack LILCO Jetties Argued Long Island Farm Bureau sent a letter to the Army Corps also, expressing the Farm Bureau’s “deep” concern over the jetties and moving, under the Federal Freedom of Information Act, for copies of an environmental review, plans, and correspondence between LILCO and the Army and other parties, oh the sought jetties. “This matter is of the highest concern to our client and the residents of eastern Long Island,” declared Steve Latham, an associate of Mr. Twomey, in the letter. No Decision Philip McGrade, chief of the regula­ tory branch of the Corps’ regional office in Manhattan, said that the agency—which is empowered to rule on projects like jetties affecting water­ ways and the coastline — has “not yet made a decision” on a public hearing. Mrs. Burland, in her letter to Mr. McGrade, declared that the Town of Southold, the Long Island Farm Bur­ eau, the North Fork Environmental Council and “many constituents in my First Legislative District oppose these jetties. I am dismayed that they may not have an opportunity to be heard.” She stressed the parallel between the planned LILCO jetties and the shorter ones built by the Levon Corporation at the site and which “had to be removed” because of erosion damage. j “I understand that expert opinion submitted on behalf of the public has indicated that the current LILCO proposal will not avoid similar prob­ lems,\ Mrs. Burland wrote. In an interview, Mrs. Burland called it “unbelievable” that the Army Corps of Engineers would plan to “give permission for these jetties after all the trouble jetties have caused at the exact location.” Similar Fears The Levon jetties were constructed to enable barges to get in and out of the site, carrying sand which had been excavated from cliffside. George Semerjian, a Southampton entrepreneur and principal figure in the Levon operation, had claimed he was building a “deep water port” at Jamesport. However, calculations of the amount of sand he was barging off — mainly to Connecticut for road- building — showed that it would take into the next century for the claimed harbor to take shape at what Mr. Semerjian said its dimensions would be. The Levon jetties caused depletion. of sand along the coast to the east of the Jamesport site, and buildings to become threatened. After the Levon operation was stopped by the State Attorney General and Army Corps of Engineers, the property, at the north-. eastern corner of Riverhead Town, was sold to LILCO, which then made plans for nuclear plants on it. Karl Grossman Suffolk Legislator Joyce Burland this week called on the Army Corps of Engineers to hold a public hearing on 1 the application of the Long Island Lighting Company to build two 800- foot long jetties at its proposed site of twin nuclear power plants at James- “ port. ’ A pair of 500-foot long jetties had been part of a sand-mining operation at the same site. Major erosion caused by the jetties to the Long Island Sound shoreline to the east led the State Attorney General in 1970 to order that they be dismantled, however, at a cost of $1 million. LILCO is seeking to construct the jetties into the Sound to protect the t’; water intake lines for the planned nuclear plants. The Company has a plan to send sand traveling in the west- to-east littoral drift along the shore, but caught by the proposed jetties, around the lines of rock and back down the beach. Joining Forces But, Mrs. Burland, of Sagaponack, questioned LILCO’s plan and stressed, “It is clear to me that these problems can only be resolved in the context of full and open debate at a public hearing.” Earlier, Southold Town Supervisor Albert Martocchia sent a letter to the Corps of Engineers requesting a public hearing on the jetty proposal, too. Tom Twomey, an attorney for the J ! ti. East Hampton Town's Highway Budget increasing OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS in four years And we've been worrying about the price of coffee! You can't be for the people when you're throwing their money around like that. On November 8th , elect Ed Hults, Superintendent of Highways, Row B. We can't afford not to! Paid for by East Hampton Town Republican Campaign Committee authorized by Ed Hults. Reasons for Rioux: No. 3 He Listens,— and takes action. Walking through Town these past months listening to East Hampton residents, Ronald Rioux heard over and over again, the people’s serious concern about rising costs, government spending and property taxes. “Local government must be sensitive to the people's pockets. Looking over the 1978 tentative Town budget proposal I am urging that the following steps be taken NOW to relieve the tax burden. Good government need not be expensive government.” RIOUX BUDGET PROPOSALS 1. Employ engineers and attorney to work exclusively for Town. estimated savings for ’78: $100,OCX) 2. Immediate conversion of short term debts into long term serialized bonds, estimated savings for ’78: $169,704 3. ELIMINATION of short term notes for purchasing equipment under $10,000. Budget these items and pay cash. 4. Zero based budgeting: starting from zero every department budget request be justified. 5. Consolidation of Parks, Recreation, Beaches, Docks and Museums into one department. 6. Inclusion of Federal Revenue sharing funds and Anti-recession funds (positive income) in the tentative budget, raising revenue estimates therefore diminishing amount of money ($224,000) to be raised thru taxes. W h o is Ronald Rioux? (Pronounced ree’ oh) Ronald Rioux was elected Mayor of East Hampton Village serving from 1971-1975. He attended East Hampton High School and earned his Bachelor’s Degree at Pratt Institute. Ronald Rioux is a former President of the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce, the East Hampton Lions Club, and has managed Parsons Electric since 1946. A past Fire Commissioner and Springs resident, Rioux was appointed to organize the Springs Fire Department by Former Town Supervisor Edward Ecker. He is a member of Most Holy Trinity Church, serving on the Parish Council. Mr. Rioux and his wife, Lillian, reside in East Hampton Village. They have two children, Yvonne and Ronald. Ronald Rioux is a solid citizen of our community. M a k e sure when you vote for a candidate that you have a good reason. There are a lot of good reasons to vote for Ronald Rioux. SUPERVISOR— ROW B Paid for by East Hampton Town Republican Campaign Committee, authorized by Ronald Rioux.

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