Similarly, the winery under construction at East Lake and North Lake roads, of course, is also a proponent of the sewer/water proposal.
The individual cost versus benefits for any new-construction scenario is grossly different as compared to cost-benefits for the owners of the (mostly) more modest homes at the north end of the lake.
Those residents that own larger homes on East Lake Road also would have a more positive individual cost-benefit result for this proposal.
They are not at-risk that their taxes could double.
Many of the residents in the watershed district have recently spent substantial funds on improvements to private septic systems to ensure that the systems are effective and do not negatively impact the lake water quality.
It is also important to note that there are no similar lakeside communities of this size and density in New York State that do have municipal sewer and water for all homes near the lake.
The costs are prohibitive for existing residents.
MARK and KAREN WHIPPLE,
SCOTT and DIANE TATUM,