10/29/2021, 10:39 PM
Updated on: 10/29/2021, 10:39 PM
On election day, voters will decide the fate of the former Letchworth property and golf course at Stony Point.
Residents will vote on whether to sell the Patriot Hills Golf Course property to a private investor for $ 6.4 million. The investor wants to turn the property into one of the 100 best golf courses in the country and tear down the old Letchworth buildings – all for a hefty investment of $ 15 million.
Residents fear that the property could be sold on to a developer.
“There is no provision here if something happens to the main buyer and his vision,” says worried local resident David Evangelista.
Stony Point Town Supervisor Jim Monaghan says it’s a great opportunity to have a local resident willing to invest in the property.
Monaghan says it costs $ 1.3 million each year to maintain the rate only 3% of residents use.
“I believe it is in the best financial interests to sell the former Letchworth property, including the former Patriots Hills golf course,” said Monaghan.
The democratic challenger of the mayor Mike Diederich contradicts.
“My personal conviction is that we should keep the golf course in public ownership, but should go to the private sector,” says Diederich.