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The East Hampton Star. (East Hampton, N.Y.) 1885-current, March 09, 1978, Image 15

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II—FOUR THE EAST HAMPTON STAR, EAST HAMPTON, N.Y., MARCH 9, 1978 Across The Board Councilwoman Mary A. Fallon The first “senior citizens” trans­ portation Federally-funded bus will hopefully be operational by the end of this month. I say “hopefully” because we are still awaiting the arrival of the 12-passenger bus. It is difficult to imagine why the bus is still enroute since it was shipped from Michigan on Feb. 15.1 trust that it is not way-laid in some train depot as it journeys to East Hampton. We are extremely fortunate to have obtained a special project Comprehen­ sive Employment Training Act position for the bus driver. Although the bus has not arrived, the bus driver, Carole Havens, has been busy preparing a bus schedule, making visitations to the individual senior citizens and familiar­ izing herself with the various senior citizens' transportation needs. Should you know of a senior citizen who might have a definite need for the bus, please give me a call at Town Hall. Thereby, we can continue to reach out to those who will benefit from the bus trans­ portation. Another area of concern to senior citizens is the proposed senior citizen housing district. The public hearing which the Town Board held on March 3 was well attended and extremely NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF AN AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 153 [Zoning] of the CODE OF THE TOWN OF EAST HAMPTON After a public hearing held pursuant to the requirements of law on Monday, February 27,1978, and at a meeting of the Town Board of the Town of East Hampton, N.Y., held on Monday, February 27, 1978, an amendment to Chapter 153 (Zoning) of the Code of the Town of East Hampton, was duly adopted, to wit: “The boundaries of the districts or zones as established by the district or zone maps referred to in Article 11 of said Chapter of the following described property shall be changed from Resi­ dence District ‘A’ and Multiple Resi­ dence District to Park and Conserva­ tion District: ALL those tracts, pieces or parcels of land, situate, lying and being in Montauk, Town of East Hampton, Suffolk County, State of New York, and belonging to Suffolk County known as Indian Fields County Park.” This amendment shall take effect immediately. Dated: February 27, 1978 By Order of the Town Board Town of East Hampton, N.Y. CHARLES T. ANDERSON Town Clerk 27-1 informative. I would hope that the Town Board would reach a decision on this proposal within the week. If the Town Board adopts the senior citizen housing district, we will be better able to defend the Town in the nine lawsuits which claim that the Town discriminated against various individuals when we upzoned certain areas in Town to two acres according to the Town’s Comprehensive Plan. I support the senior citizens housing district and look forward to a positive vote on this zoning amendment. Please share your views with the Town Board on this important proposal. NOTICE OF CHANGE OF NAME NOTICE is hereby given that an Order entered by the Supreme Court, Suffolk County on the 22nd day of Feb. 1978, bearing index no. 78-3084, copy of which may be examined at the office of the Clerk located at the Courthouse, Griffing Avenue, Riverhead, New York, granting me the right, effective the 3rd day of April, 1978, to assume the name of MICHAEL SANDLER. The date of my birth is March 19,1960. My present name is Mark Joseph STANTON. 27-1 NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF AN AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 153 [Zoning] of the CODE of THE TOWN OF EAST HAMPTON After a public hearing held pursuant to the requirements of law on Monday, February 27,1978, and at a meeting of the Town Board of the Town of East Hampton, N.Y., held on Monday, February 27, 1978, an amendment to Chapter 153 (Zoning) of the Code of the Town of East Hampton, was duly adopted, to wit: “The boundaries of the districts or zones as established by the district or zone maps referred to in Article 11 of said Chapter of the following described property shall be changed from Resi­ dence District ‘AA’ to Park and Conservation District: ALL those tracts, pieces or parcels of land, situate, lying and being in Northwest, Town of East Hampton, Suffolk County, State of New York, and belonging to Suffolk County known as Northwest Harbor County Park.” This amendment shall take effect immediately. Dated: February 27, 1978 By Order of the Town Board Town of East Hampton, N.Y. CHARLES T. ANDERSON Town Clerk 27-1 LAST NOTICE FOR 1978-79 YOUR LOCAL YELLOW PAGES WILL BE CLOSING SHORTLY FOR SOUTH FORK & MORICHES EDITIONS Yellow Book K The next edition will be: BETTER THAN EVER! • New Expanded COMMUNITY INFORMATION SECTION. • Easier to Read WHITE PAGES. • New UPDATED MAP in its own back pocket MR. BUSINESSMAN: Don’t Miss This Opportunity to make '78- 79 MORE PROFITABLE YEAR! Call Now 766-1090 g e t s y o u THERE 8t B A C K - HkifiCH LOR AH C with new cathode ray tub visual signal analyzer MODEL CDX-I $1595.00 DUAL PACKAGE $2795.00 Easy to operate, pin-point accuracy, solid-state reliability, makes boating a real pleasure. MIECO WINNER OF 4 AWARDS FOR LORAN MODEL CDX-II $3295.00 Advanced model with dual automatic acquisition, true cycle selection, solid-state reliability. COME IN FOR INFORMATION AND COLOR BROCHURE M. SANTICH COMMUNICATIONS E a s t H a m p ton 324-3943 PATRICK BISTRIAN AND DARRELL WEAVER, second and third from right, give the assembled a look at a proposed 18-hole golf course laid out by Mr. Weaver for the Bistrian family for some 123 acres of woodland near Abraham’s Path and Accabonac Highway. The occasion was the Feb. 22 meeting of the Town Planning Board with, from left, Anthony DiGate and Norton Daniels, members, Stanley Hyman, attorney, Tim Neale, reporter, and Frank Dragotta, who was there to talk about another subdivision. Cal Norris Government... and Politics Suffolk Closeup Karl Grossman The scramble is on for Otis Pike’s Congressional seat. It is, indeed, some­ what ironic that so many are ready to seek so avidily what one person is so delighted to dispose of. Gilbert C. Hanse, the Republican County Chairman, who was all but alone in January predicting the popular Mr. Pike would not seek re-election— “in my guts,” Mr. Hanse said, he felt “Otis will retire”—also added that if the Democrat called it quits “there’d be a line from here to the bay of people wanting to make the race.” Out the window of Mr. Hanse’s office in the Suffolk Republican club house in Blue Point, the Great South Bay is a few hundred yards away, and the initial pile-up to move into a vacuum of a space held invincibly by Mr. Pike for 18 years was heavy. It seemed the name of virtually every conceivable and eligible politico in the First Congressional District was being bandied about. Ingredients Now, there’s been some thinning out—some positioning, as in horse races. Involved are such factors as clout with and support by the political hierarchy, geographical set, capability to tap sources of dollars to run a political campaign and, among other things, that great ingredient in horse or political races: energy. This week we’ll talk about the Democratic side in this contest to run what’ll be a top political race in Suffolk this year, only under the battle that’ll be of the most interest here, the one for Governor if Republican Perry B. Dur- yea of Montauk gets—as is expected— the Republican nomination and goes up against Democrat Hugh L. Carey. (If Duryea, because he hails from Suffolk, does exceptionally well here that’ll enhance the chances of whoever the Republican candidate will be for Pike’s seat. That’s an added reason for the yen among GOPers for the race. We’ll get to that next week.) Rising Star On the Democratic side, one major player is John Randolph, who went from a position as a Telephone Com­ pany installer to Brookhaven Town Supervisor and, with his re-election to that post last year—the first time ever for a Brookhaven Democratic Super­ visor—became what County (and State) Democratic Chairman Dominic J. Baranello and his advisors see as a rising political star. Importantly, Brookhaven Town con­ stitutes 60 per cent of the votes of the District, which includes the five Towns of the East End, Smithtown, and a touch of Huntington. There was serious discussion last year among top Brook­ haven Republicans of endorsing Mr. Randolph as a GOP-Democratic can­ didate. He’s a conservative Democrat and some Democrats see him able to pull Pike’s trick of grabbing GOP voters in a strongly Republican district. Supporters of Floyd Linton, the former Peace Corps man and English teacher (also from Brookhaven Town- Miller Place) who got into politics partly as a result of opposition to the Vietnam War, see him as an attractive candidate, comfortable in dealing with national issues. Mr. Linton is a member of the Suffolk Legislature and was chairman of the panel in 1976-1977, and has a pretty good environmental record. Publisher? Allen Smith, the Riverhead Town Supervisor, is in some ways reminiscent of his fellow Riverheader Mr. Pike, in articulateness and a sense of humor. Both are lawyers. But is Mr. Smith’s power base substantial enough to counter a candidate like Randolph or Linton or State Assemblyman I. Wil­ liam Bianchi of Bellport, another major player if he ultimately wants the nomination, all from Brookhaven? Then, at the middle of the grouping now (and anything’s possible in coming weeks) are Patrick Russell of Mastic, who made a strong and energetic campaign against Duryea for the State Assembly two years ago, and Andrew Casazza, the director of the Huntington Youth Board and a Smithtown resident, who did quite well in an Assembly race in 1976 against Robert Wertz. There’s talk of former East Hampton Super­ visor Judy Hope, now appointments secretary to Governor Carey, and Huntington Councilman Joseph Clemente. Newspaper publisher Bob Smith, long an associate of Mr. Pike’s, would love an opportunity to take his discard­ ed job, and there’s some notice of State Assemblyman George Hochbrueckner of Coram and Suffolk Legislator John Foley of Blue Point. A Drive Working away at a Party convention probably in June—is John Cassese of Patchogue, a Sachem School District administrator. “John is a realist and knows that he is an underdog in the race,” notes a recent “Cassese for Congress” press release, which talks of “leader [coming] forth from the ranks to accept the challenge of governing” and “the people . . . giving a clear message that power brokers and big money do not own the system,” and continues: “John can take both inspiration and heart from Otis T. [Pike’s actual middle initial is G] Pike, who began his distinguished career against even greater odds when he started out 20 years ago. John sums it all up in a winning smile that says, 'A legend has to start somewhere.’ ” Next week: Republican would-be legend-makers and the current front­ runners, Suffolk Surrogate Ernest L. Signorelli, former County Rackets Squad chief James M. Catterson Jr„ ex-East Hampton Supervisor Edward Ecker. MebergPedersen Builderslnc ARCHITECT DESIGNED HOMES CARPENTRY & REPAIRS CUSTOMIZED HOMES LICENSED BUILDERS 271 WEST ELM ROAD MASTIC BEACH. NEW YORK TE L .(516)281-2134 or 0497 PLEASE CALL AFTER 6 From The Legislature County Legislator Denis R. Hurley I received a letter from the Suffolk County Department of Labor the other day informing me that the applications for employment under the United States Youth Conservation Corps must be submitted no later than April 1 to the Corps headquarters in Albany. Very simply, the Corps represents a joint Federal-State governmental effort to offer young people gainful employment in the outdoor atmosphere of National Parks, State Parks, and other public land and water areas. The program not only provides employment for youths 15 to 18 years of age, but also provides a vehicle to have needed conservation work per­ formed on public lands. Projects that are handled by the Corps include building trails, maintaining fences, cleaning up campgrounds, improving wildlife habitats, and thinning timber stands. According to the information pro­ vided in the application form, those applicants who are selected will work 40 hours a week at the minimum State and Federal wage, for a period of eight weeks, which extends from July 5 through Aug. 29. In addition, the youngsters are required to devote another ten hours a week to environ­ mental education activities. Assign­ ments will be made to a residential camp within the State, where the employe would eat, sleep and work, or to the Suffolk County Summer Con­ servation Corps, in which case the employe would live at home. I wish I could report otherwise, but placement within the Corps is difficult. The program, which is now in its eighth year, typically receives a great many applicants. Selections are made at random through a lottery. Information furnished to me indicates that roughly one in ten applicants is selected. If anyone is interested in obtaining an application for a position with the Youth Conservation Corps, please call my office, and I will forward the application to you. PUBLIC NOTICE Please take notice that a Public Hearing will be held on March 17,1978, at the Village Hall Annex, 17 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, New York at 6:50 p.m. to consider whether the Village of East Hampton should accept the Scenic Easement pursuant to Section 247 of the General Municipal Law from Irwin Sarason and Theodore Jeremenko re­ spectively affecting premises situate on the northerly side of Montauk Highway with the easterly side of Fredericks Lane. Dated: February 27, 1978 By Order of the Board of Trustees Inc. Village of East Hampton DONALD M. HALSEY Clerk-Treasurer 26-2 It is written in the STAR Pike’s Peek at Capitol Congressman Otis Pike Last week the dollar hit new lows against the currencies of the major industrial and banking nations of the world, the stock market stayed list­ lessly low, the inflation rate was up and so were interest rates and new construction dropped more than it had in a year. Against this background of generally disquieting news the Ways and Means Committee and the Budget Committee, Congressional custodians of fiscal in­ tegrity, were meeting to decide how big a deficit we should have in fiscal 1979, which starts on Oct. 1 . No amount of election year pettifoggery can con­ ceal a few basics, though we strive mightily to do so. The government’s budget, like your own, consists of money coming in and money going out, which we call revenues and expenditures. Revenues are the result of taxes, expenditures are the result of programs. For the fiscal year 1979 the Administration has requested about half a trillion dollars worth of programs and about $440 billion worth of taxes. This leaves a gap, or deficit of about $60 billion. Given a steady economy there are only two ways to make the gap bigger, only two ways to make the gap smaller. To make the deficit bigger, we can either lower taxes or raise programs. To make the deficit smaller we can either raise taxes or lower programs. The key words, however, are “Given a steady economy,” and since my college days back around the Ice Age, econo­ mists have disagreed on what is good for the economy. Since the days of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the economists who have won, as far as policy is concerned, are those who have be­ lieved that deficits are better for you than surpluses. A whole new lexicon has grown up in which a balanced budget is described as having an “economic drag” because it takes money away from you and gives it to the government. These economists will continue to win, for politicians know that deficits are better for them than surpluses. Hark, in this election year, for the voice of the politician calling for higher taxes and lower programs. You will hark in vain. Report From Albany Assemblyman Perry Duryea It was my pleasure recently to speak to more than 1,500 businessmen at the annual Empire State Chamber of Commerce dinner in Albany. Large and small businessmen from all over New York State attended this dinner — including a goodly representation of Suffolk County business leaders. I thought you might be interested in a few of the observations we made on that occasion. In capsule form, here are some of those points: The economy of New York State is a gravely serious problem. I’m a businessman. I’ve spent a lifetime in business in this State. I know what you’re up against when you own and operate a business in New York. First, there’s too much government meddling and regulation. We need to cut down on the red tape and paper­ work. One example of interference is the accelerated sales tax payment law. In effect, this law requires businessmen to make an interest-free loan to the State every March. That law may have been necessary to help the State deal with the fiscal crises of 1975, but it is no longer defensible. I’ve been working to repeal the accelerated sales tax measure for the past two years. I’m trying again this year. And this year I hope we’ll get the votes to get the government out of \ your business. Second, the cost of government continues to increase. Along with the number of bureaucrats who want us to spend even more every year. Since 1974, New York State has lost more than a quarter-million jobs. Just in the private sector alone. But during the same period, the number of State employes increased by 11,000. Partly because of this increase, the cost of government has gone up more than two billion dollars in just three years. Third, State taxes are far too high. They ought to be cut. They ought to be cut drastically. And they ought to be cut now. We are the most heavily-taxed individuals and businessmen in the entire United States. It’s no mystery why we’ve been losing business and jobs to other States — especially our neighbor States. It’s because taxes are lower there. Especially the State income tax. Our maximum income tax rate of 15 per cent is about six times higher than the average of neighboring States. And with the exception of one State — Minnesota — New York tax on corporations is the heaviest. If we are going to persuade corp­ orate decision-makers to continue to do business here, we have to reduce those top income tax rates. Last October, I called for a sweeping tax reform. One of the major sources of my plan was a survey of 8,000 businessmen in this State last year. In that survey, I asked your advice on what could be done to stimulate business and create jobs here. The overwhelming majority of your responses called for tax reduction — especially the State in­ come tax. Accordingly, my program calls for more than $2 billion in tax relief to be enacted over four to five years. The program I am sponsoring in the Assembly contains no deferrals. No negative surcharges. No temporary tax relief. No election year bonuses that disappear after November. Because what our State needs is a major tax cut. A permanent tax cut. A tax cut you can really count on — That’s what I’m trying to make sure of. That when we cut taxes this year, they stay cut. Passage of my tax cut program will reassure businessmen who were out­ raged — and justifiably so — by the retroactive tax law passed in 1975. By making those taxes retroactive the State broke an unwritten contract between government and private busi­ ness. That is, that government give fair and full notice to business of measures directly affecting business. 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