Voters should back community park

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion After the December 2016 vote of the Shenendehowa school board to sell the surplus 34-acre parkland site off Moe Road to a developer, I was so discouraged. Low and behold, a group of activist citizens joined up with the Friends of Clifton Park Open Space and forced a referendum to submit this proposal to the voters.In rejecting the sale with over 70 percent of the voters unified in opposition, a clear message was sent to the school board for a “do-over.” Fortunately, the school board and the town were able to quickly put together a working team to negotiate the sale to the town of Clifton Park for a fair price of $1.1 million, and this new proposal will be the subject of a voter referendum on Dec. 5.My family urges yours to show up at Gowana Middle School on Dec. 5 and lend your yes vote to this critically important community initiative. I can think of no better way to start the holiday season with joy than to be among the strong supporters of this new central community park.Beth BergmanClifton ParkMore from The Daily Gazette:High-risk COVID exposure reported in Clifton ParkEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationGame 7: Shenendehowa grad and Braves rookie Ian Anderson gets start with World Series spot on the li…Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img