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PHOTOS: Private Road Collapses in Sound Beach

Hilltop Drive in Scott's Beach Surf Club began collapsing over the weekend due to heavy rains.

Hilltop Drive in Scott's Beach Surf Club in Sound Beach is closed until further notice due to collapsing from the heavy rains over the weekend.

According to a sign posted by the Scott's Beach Board, the rain has caused "major undermining and collapse of many areas."

The possibility of further collapsing has caused the Board to close the road until further notice.

Mark Wilson August 16, 2011 at 07:18 PM
Here's how Scotts Beach Club Inc. works, in terms of repairs..... Each property owner pays annual dues, which permits the Board to meet the expenses of operating and maintaining the community. Some of these expenses include repair and maintenance of our roads, electric and water utilities, taxes on community property, and insurance coverage. http://www.scottsbeachclubinc.org/main/
Mark Wilson August 16, 2011 at 08:39 PM
The scam is this : They "find" a choice piece of private property that's about to be coming up for sale. They get a shill "Environmentalist" Pol like Bonner to slap a "preservation" or "environmental" label on it. The property goes out of general circulation, for "preservation". They find a "developer" and use them as a "front" to "develope" it for commercial use. After a decent interval of time, the Town, and the Usual Suspects Above ALL get a "ta$te" of the land sale, when the "developer" "kicks back" as "campaign contributions" to themselves. Everyone gets a photo op, and a big campaign contribution. Here's what happened to another "choice" property, VERY close to these Cheap, Scotts Beach Club INC. people ! http://northshoresun.timesreview.com/2010/12/3798/county-town-announce-purchase-of-vassilaros-property/
localnews August 17, 2011 at 12:53 AM
How many Brookhaven residents don't want one cent of their tax dollars paying for property, beachfront rights, or any amenities that a select few have been able to commandeer as "private" by ingratiating themselves with politicians who are in their pockets? This ball is in the media's court - politicians don't police themselves.
Mark Wilson August 17, 2011 at 05:08 AM
Unfortunately, the Local Pols have a "lock" on doing what they want to do here. Corruption is THAT ingrained in our local life. The Culture of Corruption is so ingrained in this Town's "way of doing things", the Tax Payers are being held captive by it. Bonner's recent "dirty tricks" against Raymond Negron's failed candidacy, is a sign of just how POWERFUL, CORRUPTION IS a way of Life, for Local Pols here...NOW is seems that it just doesn't matter what political party you are in, because entry into one of them, these days is, bascially, entry into a special club where it's the LIcense To Steal is conferred upon those actually recruited to carry the tradition on. This "club" makes Corruption so formalized and ingrained a "normal process" that it's stronger than "Our Thing" ever was. The only Light I see at the end of this CORRUPT TUNNEL, is IF a tipping point is reached in our current Economic Crisis, by Tax Payers and Voters, where they just can't take it any more, and a GENUINE "grass roots" Reform Movement springs up and one by one these FAKE, PHONY, FRAUDULENT politicians are eliminated in the voting booth. It has to start with one person that is NOT in the System. And then a political target of Tax Payer Ire has to be chosen, where this pol is virtually run out of Town by Tax Payers, so reviled by their Corruption,, that they are not even allowed in the periphery of Town life. The others like them, would be cowed by their example..
Mark Wilson August 17, 2011 at 06:36 AM
AND localnews, it's not that we don't want to pay for it...we are going to pay for it, because our SLEEZY Local Pols are going to jam it through, under the cover of night on us !

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