100 Ideas for New Paltz

42. should the village be getting rent from watchtower farms?

Posted in agriculture, parks by Jason West on June 11, 2009

Explore whether Watchtower Farms is paying the Village to farm several acres of Village-owned land around the boat launch on Springtown Road. If not, negotiate rental payments with them. No one should be able to use public property for their private business, and a religious business doubly so.  In the picture below, the center parcel is owned by the Village of New Paltz.  While not a precise overlay on the satelite photo below it, you can get a sense of how much public land is being farmed.

village boat launch


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  1. lagusta said, on June 23, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    WORD, X1000000000.
    Let’s do this!

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