Letters: How can Nassau afford this land?
Let me get this straight. Nassau County has no money. People are facing layoffs, police precincts are being closed, etc., but there is $6.2 million to pay for four acres of vacant land in Freeport ["Nassau can buy Freeport parcel," News, Aug. 31]?
The Nassau Interim Finance Authority board is supposed to oversee the finances of the county. What are its members doing? Landowner Gary Melius is getting $1.55 million per acre. That's a lot of money and quite a profit. I'm sure he's been taking a write-off for the last 26 years.
There is a lot of vacant space in Nassau, most of it between the ears of the NIFA board and the county executive.