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LD 06 - Legislator Sarah S. Anker

Posted on: June 3, 2019

Suffolk County Legislature Set to Approve the Purchase of Middle Island Property for Open Space

Whiskey Road Parcel

HAUPPAUGE, NY – On Friday, May 31st, the Suffolk County Legislature Environment, Planning, and Agriculture Committee passed Introductory Resolution No. 1444, which authorizes the County Division of Real Property to acquired four parcels of land off of Whiskey Road in Middle Island owned by Stone Point Group, LLC, for open space acquisition. Legislator Anker moved forward the acquisition process in an effort to preserve this environmentally sensitive property. The preservation efforts are supported by local community members, environmental groups, and the Middle Island Civic Association. The parcels will be purchased in partnership with the Town of Brookhaven with the County contributing 70% of the purchase price and the Town contributing 30%.

 “I am proud to be part of the Suffolk County Legislature which has taken a strong lead in acquiring and protecting environmentally sensitive properties to protect our natural ecosystems and our vulnerable groundwater aquifer,” stated Legislator Sarah Anker.

"This is a great acquisition of open space in Middle Island.  It will add to the already substantial preserved lands adjacent to it. Whiskey Road is increasingly becoming an alternate route to Middle Country Road, and preventing any future development along it is a smart move. The Middle Island Civic Association is grateful to the Suffolk County Legislature and Sarah Anker in particular for making this important purchase for all of us," said Gail Lynch-Bailey, MICA President.

The Environmental Trust Review Board conducted an appraisal process to determine the market value of the property and an offer was made and accepted by Stone Point Group, LLC. The passage of IR No. 1444 will allow Suffolk County to officially close on the sale of the property.

For more information, please contact the office of Legislator Sarah Anker at (631) 854-1600.

Whiskey Road Parcel

Suffolk County is set to close on the acquisition of four parcels of land (outlined in yellow) for open space preservation.

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