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Letter: New land-use data of interest to many

The Huntington Town board has voted to give

The Huntington Town board has voted to give itself another 90 days to consider an application that would allow construction of a QuickChek convenience market and an LA Fitness center in Huntington Station. Credit: Alexi Knock

Huntington has added a subscription-based Professional Geographic Information Systems service for real estate agents, architects and lawyers to access land use documents ["Town makes land-use data available," News, April 16].

A subscription for the site is $600 a year. The town's work belongs to all of us. Why the hefty fee? Why is it concluded that the information will be useful to only a select group of professionals?

John Condon, Huntington Station

Editor's note: The writer is a former deputy director of the Huntington Planning Department and served on the town's Board of Assessment Review.