WPCNR CITY LIMITS. September 19, 2012:
The first public hearing before the Common Council on the French American School of New York application for a special permit to build a 7-building school campus on e former Ridgeway Country Club will be held this evening at 7 P.M. at city hall. A notice sent yesterday by the city had said 7:30. That time was corrected to 7 PM by the city this afternoon.
It conflicts with the second major push by the City School Board to explain and convince voters to approve the district $48.3 Million construction bond referendum vote October 23.
That public information session offers a tour of Eastview Middle School at 7 P.M. with district officials to demonstrate the deteriorating conditions of the school that will be corrected and brought up to date with $28 Million of the $48.3 Million. That information session and tour begins at 7 P.M. at Eastview School.
The FASNY Hearing should be livened up,considering that a letter signed by sixteen residents of the Gedney Farms neighborhood sent a letter out this week urging support for the FASNY project, writing,
"We have many concerns about the proposed (FASNY) development that include traffic, neighborhood access to the site and its amenities, the quality of the open space, site drainage, and the proximity of ball fields to homes to name a few. We intend to work with FASNY and with the Common Council to see that each of these issues, and any new issues that may arise, is addressed and that FASNY is held to honoring all of the commitments that they make in order to get their plan approved."
The letter states that tthe resident signees do not think single family homes on the site would have a positive impact on their homes or property values and that the prospect of the old golf course being "minimally maintained and becoming an eyesore," "if the FASNY plan were not to proceed" was not favorable either.
The FASNY hearing will be televised live at 7:30 P.M. on Channel 75 on Cablevision and channel 44 if you are a FIOS subscriber. The FASNY hearing will also be televised on the internet through the city website live.