Help create a vision for a beautiful park

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Shenendehowa school district voters have an opportunity Dec. 5 to take another giant leap forward in securing and expanding a precious commodity: open space and greenery. A majority “yes” vote at Shen’s Gowana Middle School on that day will approve a negotiated agreement under which the school district will sell 34 acres of open land to the town of Clifton Park for eventual development into a park.This opportunity was made possible by a months-long regional effort and April referendum to reverse a Shenendehowa school board vote to sell the land for commercial development. Since that vote, school board and town officials have been holding meetings to determine the next steps. This effort led to an agreement for the town to purchase the land for $1.1 million. As part of that agreement, voters in the district get to have their say on final approval.I hope voters throughout the district understand the value of retaining this land to create a park for everyone in the region to enjoy for decades to come — preventing it from becoming part of the wave of commercial and residential development sweeping the community. Open space and parks improve the overall attractiveness and value of our community as a place to live and/or work. Let’s not let this opportunity pass.On Dec. 5, cast a “yes” vote that places our town among those Capital Region communities whose leaders, businesses and residents have had the vision to create beautiful parks, such as The Crossings in Colonie and Congress Park in Saratoga Springs.Mark MarchandClifton ParkMore from The Daily Gazette:Controversial solar project goes before Clifton Park Planning BoardFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesGame 7: Shenendehowa grad and Braves rookie Ian Anderson gets start with World Series spot on the li…last_img

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