As you are aware, the village board is currently considering (POSSIBLY) opening up village parks to non-residents (or those who are not part of the school district) in the name of diversity and inclusion. You can read more in the cover story of the 7/11/19 Gazette. One of the sites under consideration is possibly the already-at-capacity Silver Lake, as well as Senasqua Park, etc.
The board is meeting tonight, 8 pm, 2nd floor. Several residents in opposition plan to be there according to now numerous social media posts (Croton Community FB Page).
Those who oppose opening this location or any others, can also send an email to the board, simply stating their opposition.
Board contact info is at https://www.crotononhudson-ny.gov/board-trustees
UPDATED 7/23--SOME HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 7/22/19 BOARD MEETING, OPENING VILLAGE PARKS TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC
We already have a wide open riverfront. This has got to stop. When you pay these kinds of property taxes, you are entitled to a little something private. But I guess you would actually have to pay property taxes to understand that.ReplyDelete
Not to worry. We have plenty of parking and little enforcement in some of these places. Come on down everyone everywhere. FREE STUFF!ReplyDelete
Won't our costs go up? More liability insurance? More police? More DPW? More maintenance? More security issues?ReplyDelete
One would assume so. But these questions are best posed to village officials in the hope that appropriate research, etc. has already been done--or at at least ensure that it has been done--in advance of the inevitable vote. One would hope that real estate, insurance, and other professionals (not simply hand-picked) have also been consulted and have provided written analysis of any impacts.Delete
That being said, this post is now closed to all further comments. There are a number of other local fb and local forum sites where further commentary can be found.
This issue is dead. Silver Lake will remain private.ReplyDelete