A New York State appeals court has ruled that Suffolk County cannot move forward to merge two offices, the comptroller and treasurer, which are governed by a very old law, the Suffolk Tax Act ["Blow to Suffolk merger," News, Oct. 2].
Why not stop now, and review this law? It is old and needs careful revision. It would be in the best interests of the Suffolk County Legislature to form a committee to study the matter and review all aspects of our real property fiscal needs.
The Suffolk County Tax Act needs more than a hurried and ill-conceived response. Revisions could possibly save much more money than the $1 million estimated.
Anthony Pecorale, West Islip