The Greenburgh Town Board has scheduled a referendum for Nov. 6 (Election Day) on whether the town should be able to lease the Old Frank's nursery to Game on, a sports facility, for 15 years.
To help residents cast an informed vote we will provide both sides (Game On and opponents of the referendum) the opportunity to tape a 10 minute video explaining the reasons why they support or oppose the lease.
The two 10 minute segments will air continuously on Greenburgh local access TV Cablevision channel 76 and Verizon channel 35 Friday night Nov. 2 through Election Day Nov. 6.
This is an important referendum for the Town and we want residents to cast an informed vote. We think both sides should have the opportunity to highlight the reasons they support or oppose the proposal. The tape can be submitted to the Town or produced at the Greenburgh public access TV studio.
The Town has had a policy of providing competing candidates for town office with the opportunity to air similar info-mercials on public access TV the weekend before town elections for a number of years. I will reach out to supporters and critics of the referendum and advise them of this policy.
- Paul Feiner
THIS IS THE REFERENDUM QUESTION WORDING
“Shall Town Board resolution TB-1, unanimously approved by the Greenburgh Town Board on August 13, 2012, authorizing the town to enter into a lease with Game On 365, LLC for the construction of a sports bubble and accessories to operate a private multi-purpose, year round sports facility with access for children, adults and seniors; working closely with both town Departments of Parks & Recreation and Community Resources at the Theodore D. Young Community Center, when needed as space and schedules allow; to be located at 715 Dobbs Ferry Road, Town of Greenburgh; generating over a fifteen year period, a minimum of five million dollars in property taxes and revenue; providing for a one-time payment of up to one hundred twenty five thousand dollars ($125,000) for an environmental study and cleanup, be approved?”