Being a continuation of "Bissfully unaware..."
I dunno... perhaps it's the "Dog Days," the Dies Caniculares of August through which we've been sweltering since mid-June... but of late it seems the Village been aggressively assailed by idiots in squadrons...
- Andrew Mendelson who is trying to float the notion that his privately commissioned public opinion survey is an acceptable alternative to an actual Land Use application.
- Leopold Balestrieri for whom no one has successfully translated the concept of "Stop Work Order."
(Psssst, Leo: "Smettere di lavorare!" Capisci?)
- The bellicose Mickey Biss who, likely getting desperate since his sole tenant flipped its final 'burger earlier this month and abandoned the premises, wants to sue over an opinion?
Upon detached reflection, however, some of the problems here may be caused by "inaccurate transmisssion," not from English to Italian, but of information by The Southampton Press' correspondent Erin McKinley.
For openers, there was no "July 26 work session meeting" as she has published, and what she quoted from Village Attorney Haefeli, "Mr. Biss does not know what he is talking about," had to have been invented by Biss since at no time did Haefeli ever respond to the developer's rambling 35 minute address to the Village Board at the actual Work Session of July 16th.
Note that nowhere in McKinley's 27East coverage of the July Work Session...
...does she quote Haefeli on anything, and had he uttered anything such as Biss has charged, she would have been all over that like a Kametler on a 'possum.
(It's the type of "sound byte" that causes reporters to murmur silent thanks and makes their Editors smile.)
So either the heat's got McKinley, too, and she is uncritically accepting everything that Biss has been feeding her, or everyone's lying.
One thing is certain, though, if Ms. McKinley quoted Biss correctly when he stated:
"There is no legal basis to tie the legal owner of a property to a site plan from the previous owner."
...then Biss does not know jack spit about Land Use.
Don't know that they're "idiots," so much as people made desperate by the economy who take a look at who's sitting at Six Corners and think "They'll be push-overs."
You call them "idiots." I think they're just disrespectful of the Village.