As Bill Wilkinson looked back at his four frequently contentious years as town supervisor, it was with a mixture of satisfaction for what had been accomplished, sharp words for some of those who criticized him, and concern for the town’s future.
So, the house you bought way back when is now worth a pile of cash. Trouble is, you are struggling to keep up the monthly mortgage payments. Or, you own the house free and clear, but your income isn’t adequate to keep you in the style in which you feel you deserve.
It’s bordering on cliché to say that the real estate market is very strong right now. If a property is priced right, it will sell, or so goes the common wisdom. But how many houses are priced right? Put another way, how many are overpriced? A lot, it turns out.
Even after receiving the news at the town planning board meeting, opponents of the plan stayed until the proposed zoning change needed to make it possible was discussed. The town planning board voted to recommend against the change, as had the Suffolk County Planning Commission.