Letter: Nassau should keep cell tower land

Massapequa Park Village Hall is located at 151

Massapequa Park Village Hall is located at 151 Front St. in Massapequa Park. (July 21, 2012) Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

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The article "Village mulls buying land for cell tower" [News, Aug. 13] is a perfect example of why Nassau County under County Executive Edward Mangano is in dire financial straits.

Why would the county sell a small piece of land to the Village of Massapequa Park for $4,000 to use for a cell tower, when the county could lease the land itself to a cell carrier and collect the revenue?

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Maybe the county legislature or the Nassau Interim Finance Authority should investigate this inappropriate sale.

Peter J. Ruffner, Seaford

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