Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Enjoy Nassau County's Parks -- For A Fee

Proposed Fees Irk PARCnassau. You?

Our good friend, and guardian of Nassau County's public parks, Bruce Piel, chimes in on the proposed "user" fees.

...the proposed fee increases (that) will affect virtually all sports and other recreational uses of county parks. This was "slipped in" to the legislative committee on Public Works & Parks late Friday evening for consideration and a vote on September 13. This was deliberate to avoid scrutiny by the public or the legislators before today. This sort of nonsense is intolerable. Take the time to see how your use of athletic fields is affected and then contact your legislator immediately to stop this travesty. The administration's game plan is to get the increases pushed through the 4 committees and then presented for a final vote by he entire legislature next Monday (September 20) at 10 AM. 

Protect your leagues and teams now, make the phone calls and make every effort to be at the legislature next Monday. Don't let them push this nonsense down our throats.

The legislators on the Public Works & Parks Committee are:

Kevan Abrams LD1, 571-6201; John Ciotti LD3, 571-6203; Joseph Scannel LD5,571-6305; Francis X. Becker LD6, 571-6206; Howard J. Kopel LD7, 571-6207; Vincent T. Muscarella LD8, 571-6208 and David Denenberg LD19 , 571-6219.

Please contacts these legislators today and request at least tabling the park fees legislation until both public officials and the public at large have had chance to read and understand it.

Bruce Piel
Park Advocacy & Recreation Council of Nassau
246 Twin Lane East
Wantagh, NY 11793
(516) 783-8378
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E-mail The Community Alliance at TheCommunityAlliance@yahoo.com for a copy of the proposed fee schedules. Then, stick in your two cents, before the government takes it away!

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