Together Including Every Student (TIES)  

 

 

 

POINTS OF EMPHASIS FOR LETTERS

 

  • TRAFFIC: FOR LARGE TOURNAMENTS WILL OVERWHELM MANITOU, RIDGEWAY, BIG RIDGE ROADS, UNDERPASS & ERIE CANAL BRIDGE (ALL 2 LANES) 

  • SAFETY: THE HILL FROM CANAL BRIDGE MAKES AN ENTRY POINT TO FIELD HAZARDOUS. 

  • DUPLICATION OF EXISTING FIELDS: ALREADY HAVE 25- 30 TOURNAMENTS ANNUALLY SPREAD OUT ON EXISTING FIELDS

    • -SOME ARE FOR 200 -300 TEAMS, MOST -lOO + 

  • NOT FOR ALL KIDS: ELITE TRAVEL TEAMS FROM MULTI-STATE AND CANADA ONLY CAN PAY LARGE ENTRY FEES -OTHER KIDS TEAMS PLAY FOR FREE NOW 

  • COMMERCIAL VENTURE IN A PARK: MISUSE OF PARKLAND PLANNED FOR 3 MAJOR TOURNAMENTS (30 TEAMS) AND 5 SHARED TOURNAMENTS ( 140 TEAMS)

 

  • MASTER PLAN FOR CANAL PARK: APPROVED IN 1994 BY COUNTY LEGISLATORS (25- 0) CALLS FOR LIGHT RECREATION, NOT COMMERCIAL USE.

 

  • FOOTPRINT: OF SOCCER COMPLEX IS TO USE 135 ACRES -OPEN LAND PURCHASED IS 88 ACRES -WOULD HA YE TO CUT TREES FROM 47 ACRES OF PARKLAND.

 

  • WETLAND: FEDERAL AND STATES OPENLAND -SHOULD NOT BE FILLED IN .

 

  • WILL NOT EVEN BREAK EVEN: YEARLY -$340,000 ANNUAL INCOME IS NOT POSSIBLE AND/OR IS (LIKE FRONTIER FIELD, ESL AND RHINO STADIUM ) -WE SUBSIDIZE.

 

  • HIDDEN COSTS: NOT STATED IN CURRENT PROPOSAL -LAND COST $600.000. IRRIGATION AND SEWER VERY EXPENSIVE. 

  • MISUSE: OF TOBACCO MONEY 

  • PLANNED SINCE 1998: WITHOUT PUBLIC INPUT -25 MEMBER COMMITTEE (5 LEGISLATORS + REST SOCCER COACHES)

 

  • THE SITE SUPPORTS: AN ABUNDANCE OF WILDLIFE INCLUDING TURKEY, DEER, FOX, WOODCOCK & THE PILEATED WOOD PECKER. 

  • BOTH THE COUNTY & TOWN HAVE REFERRED TO THE SITE AS ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE. 


 

 

 

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