I had hear they received a 20 year tax abatement, could be wrong, but that is what I originally heard.After they were given a 10 year tax abatement, a large donation was entered into the babylon townhall re election war chest of a certain individual. The amount of the donation far staggers the amount contributed to this individual for the past ten years, go figure.
The same group opening this "shopping center" owned the one out east in Riverhead. After the tax abatement was exhausted they started shutting down the operation to what it resembles now, sadly a ghost town. Did they need to destroy the land for this profitable conspiracy ? Some of the original construction also is faltering and appears to be substandard. Just go walk around those estetic columns some fly by night contractor installed, there crumbling and cracking.
What kind of constuction are they doing in Tangers? Yellow and orange stores and an appearance that resembles cartoon structures.
I guess they will be adding alot of drapes and curtains to cover cracks and structural flaws in the walls as time goes by. Who is inspecting the construction work from local and county government? Peter Pan, Tinker Bell or Mickey Mouse?
You are so right about the whole scandal though, this town was sold down the river by our caring politicians. The town received NOTHING. Please don't get me started on their paltry donation to education. I believe it was a whopping 250K over 10 years, wow!! That should really make a difference. All that our schools need and that is the best deal the big wigs could fanagle?
I fully believe that this will ultimately be a disaster for our area. The traffic situation was never addressed and never will be. The town meetings they had were a joke, the deals were done long before the first meeting. That was all just PR for the politicians, making the locals think their concerns were being heard. YEAH!!
The residents are the ones who should see the tax reductions, but do we? NO!! With all the industry and business in DP why are our taxes so high? Let me tell you why. The politicians think that DP is a lower class, less educated and sophisticated town so they can simply pull the wool over everyone's eyes because we are all just too dull to figure out that we deserve better. None of the politicians give a hoot about DP, even the ones who come to the schools and proclaim otherwise. Put your money where your mouth is if you care so much. Between taxes, gangs(which no one is doing anything about), the economy and now this stupid outlet, the politicians are running our town into the ground.
Worst part, THEY DON'T CARE!!