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New Baltimore water park gets hearing

Dec 12, 2011 12:03 am
WGXC Town Recorder Sam Sebren reports from the Greene IDA public meeting about the proposed New Baltimore water park:

Close to 150 people attended a 4 hour long public presentation and question-and-answer session at the Catskill High school last night for the proposed Great Wolf Water Park to be situated near the thruway exit in New Baltimore. First there was a presentation given by the Greene Industrial Development Agency, which is coordinating the deal, and representatives from Great Wolf who will operate the park, and MAR Holdings, the developer of the project. What was unusual about this meeting was that all Greene County Legislators were in attendance and were given the chance to ask questions. After the legislators, the public asked questions. The $115 million dollar project, which requires a great deal of additional infrastructure and would be an enclosed, indoor resort with a 400-room hotel, is controversial for residents and business owners in the area and is strongly opposed by the Kerrigans, owners of Zoom Flume who recently built a million dollar addition to their outdoor water park in East Durham. The IDA has created a website, www.greenewaterpark.com with more information about the project.

Here is a clip of the public comment period. PLAY CLIP

Here is a clip of the Greene County legislators asking the IDA questions about the project. PLAY CLIP

Tune in at 9 a.m. Sat., Dec. 10, and WGXC will air some of the public comments on 90.7-FM.
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