The future of Playland in Rye was thrown into question Monday when the nonprofit scheduled to take over park managment announced it was at least temporarily stepping back from the deal.
Sustainable Playland Inc. (SPI) President Kim Morque, in a letter, said the amount of money they had spent so far coupled with unresolved legal challenges threatened the proposed management shift’s viability.
The Bronxville Patch reports that Morque wrote to County Executive Rob Astorino, County Board of Legislators Chairman Michael Kaplowitz, and Peter Harckham, the legislator in charge of the committee overseeing the management plan.
“Our primary concern is that unresolved issues threaten to delay SPI’s revitalization of the park in ways that will remove the viability of our implementation plans in terms of both economics and timing,” the letter states, according to Patch “We are asking the County Executive to use his office to see if the current uncertainty regarding the approval process can be removed.”
Patch also reports that once disputes between the County and Rye—along with the lawsuit against the County and SPI that was brought by County Legislator Ken Jenkins—are resolved, SPI intends to resume work on implementing the management shift.
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