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March 21, 2013

Town of Plattsburgh to acquire Cadyville Rec Park property

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MAY SELL OTHER LAND

The town plans to secure a bank anticipatory note to cover the purchase price. It will then explore some property sales to recoup those funds. 

The Town Council authorized Bassett to engage a real-estate agent to explore sale of 6.46 acres of town land on Lake Champlain across from Crab Island. The proceeds from that sale would be used to help offset the purchase of the Cadyville land.

The property was originally intended to be part of a bike path to connect Cliff Haven with the lakefront bike path in the City of Plattsburgh. But Bassett said that project is no longer being pursued.

He said the town could also sell some of the unused Cadyville land.

Town Recreation and Youth Services Director Melanie Defayette said the purchase ensures the park will be available to the public for generations to come.

“By purchasing this park, the town is showing its commitment to providing opportunities for its residents and the residents of all Clinton County to enjoy healthy activities in the outdoors,” she said by email. “Cadyville Park is the heart of the town’s recreation program, with its walking and hiking trails, 18-hole disc golf course and many other amenities.”

Email Dan Heath:dheath@pressrepublican.com 

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