The development plan shown above for $6.5 million, created by former RCCCA Civic Association 2001 President Burton Roslyn and his company, Roslyn Consultants, LLC, was never presented to residents by the Town or the Civic Association.
- The Roslyn Country Club Civic Association (RCCCA) after the club bankruptcy in 2001-2002, never surveyed the community regarding a “district park” vs. “community ownership” vs. “Town Park.” Why are they representing the community with the Township?
- The Roslyn Country Club went bankrupt and was ultimately sold for $1,675,000 in 2002. Residents were not surveyed by RCCCA with a presentation for purchase (about $2,500 each). Now, in 2012, it would be owned free and clear if $250 per resident was paid over 10 years. All of the income ($600,000) from the catering facility would have been able to be used for the recreational portion. Why is the Civic Association charged with representing residents at all?
- The entire community of 668 homes NEVER received proper notice on issues affecting cost, environment and parking, nor did the Town of North Hempstead (TNH) residents.
- There was no design or plan presented but apparently a plan existed as shown above.
- The township never put this issue up for referendum for a vote by all town residents, even though this was requested numerous times by numerous residents at numerous public hearings.
- The representation at the town hall meeting on June 19, 2012 by approximately 50 residents, some of whom were married, and is not representative of the 668 residences in the community.
- There were consistent promises that residents would be compensated for easement rights. The surrender of the Roslyn Country Club easement rights by residents should not be taken for granted
- Easement rights compensation can range from $15,000 to $70,000 – the Town can’t put a price on it? A simple appraisal presenting comparisons of town vs. private vs. resident ownership would establish any legitimate compensation.
- Kaiman declared there will be no compensation at all. The easement rights according to Supervisor Kaiman “are to be extinguished through eminent domain” without any public hearing.
- If easement rights are ever recognized, they will become a major cost factor in the purchase which has been totally ignored by the Town but not Roslyn Country Club residents nor by Town of North Hempstead residents at large, and this factor was not accounted for in cost projections
- The North Hempstead website does not allow comments or feedback on this issue, you must find email addresses and write directly.
- No plans presented for traffic study, parking, sewage, environmental study (EIS), residential street use for parking; no health department approval.
- How many trees are to be removed, how will it change the landscape, and neighborhood aesthetics? Isn’t this part of the “environmental” aspect?
- Months elapsed since the last public hearing was held on this issue. It was incumbent upon the Town of North Hempstead to initiate a new public hearing since the original public hearing had lapsed.
- Certified letters informing the 668 residents in the Roslyn Country Club community as well as a proper town-wide notice should have been initiated by the township – this was not done.
- The resolutions were pushed through despite numerous objections and motions to table it until residents could receive proper notice.
All resolutions recently passed to initiate going forward on this project must be revoked until all detailed information including plans are provided and questions are answered by the Town of North Hempstead. For more information: www.rccresidents.com