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Bonding Niskayuna rec facility gets harsh critique

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A proposal for an indoor recreation facility to be included in a total $3 million town group bond came under fire by Niskayuna residents at a Tuesday Town Board meeting. The $650,000 facility proposed by Supervisor Joe Landry and board member Julie McDonnell would be built on the old skate park at Blatnick Park and paid for with parkland and rental fees. The enclosed 120- by 220-foot building would house soccer and lacrosse practices, largely ...

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Niskyboy
March 28, 2012
10:40 a.m.

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It's as if the Town Board members and Supervisor are unaware that times are tough. Prudence in these uncertain times is what we need, folks, not more spending. Let's see, I just paid the new $30 yard waste tax, er, fee; I just took a walk down at the bike path near the train station where there are no trash cans and so there is unsightly litter (Colonie puts us to shame) and here I'm reading about bonding for a new rec facility which isn't needed by the community at large. Let the private groups who've said they will be willing to try to fund it, do so. Let the town's contribution be limited to allowing it to be built at Blatnick Park. That's a pretty good thing right there.

amermike
March 28, 2012
11:25 a.m.

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The Board is taking comment, and the majority of those comments to date have been negative. But with Council members Landry and McDonnell promoting it (not just supporting it, but promoting it), I don't understand how they can possibly be listening to the concerns raised.

gitzitbill
March 28, 2012
12:04 p.m.

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I have a problem that the Towns Highway department needs to charge a thirty dollar fee to P/U yard waste. Whats next on the fee list. Fees to support Town sports???? Town Hall Bond almost paid off, give us a break. When the bond is paid off start putting some money aside to help keep our taxes down.

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