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Ballston Town Board, public debate putting Cappiello issue on ballot

Land purchase time-line critical

The new owners of the former Cappiello Farm on Route 50 in the town of Ballston, pictured here in 2012, are hoping to sell the farm's development rights to the state.
The new owners of the former Cappiello Farm on Route 50 in the town of Ballston, pictured here in 2012, are hoping to sell the farm's development rights to the state.
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Even though Ballston Town Board members say they are in favor of acquiring 272 acres of the Cappiello Farm on Route 50 they couldn’t agree Tuesday night on putting the issue before town voters on Nov. 6. The board conducted a public hearing on a proposed referendum that would have the town buy that acreage of the Cappiello Farm (excluding 14 acres where the home and barn buildings are located) at a cost not to ...


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albright1
September 27, 2012
3:08 p.m.

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This seems like the perfect place to put a housing development. Right on Route 50. Instead of costing the taxpayers, the town would actually get a huge increase in the tax base. 272 acres is a lot of land. Couldn't you do both the housing development and the parklands? We need to stop locking out property to development. Some people act like building houses is evil or something.

pollywog
September 27, 2012
4:26 p.m.

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every school child adds to YOUR tax bill. The more houses, the more students. Your biggest tax is school taxes. It might add to the town's coffers, but it will hurt every resident in the BH-BL district.

albright1
September 27, 2012
5:47 p.m.

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pollywog, what was the last good house in the district?.... yours??

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