(MINEOLA, N.Y.) - On Thursday, August 11, the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency voted to rescind a Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) that was previously awarded to Amazon for its last-mile warehouse project at Syosset Park lots 251 and 252 located at 305 Robbins Lane in Syosset, and to begin clawing back any taxpayer-funded incentives that have already been provided.
Following the vote, Nassau County Legislator Arnold W. Drucker (D - Plainview) issued this statement:
“From the moment Amazon set its sights on Syosset, I vociferously opposed giving them a single penny of Nassau taxpayer money because, quite frankly, they did not need it nor deserve it,” Nassau County Legislator Arnold W. Drucker (D - Plainview) said. “My resolve turned into outrage when it was reported this past June that Amazon was planning an end-run around its commitment to create 150 new jobs in Syosset by closing its Bethpage facility and moving those workers to Syosset.”
“The Nassau IDA vindicated all of our concerns when they pulled the plug on this wasteful, ill-advised giveaway to one of the world’s wealthiest corporations,” Legislator Drucker said. “I thank the board for hearing our voices and for holding Amazon accountable for their broken promises.”