In a letter to Westchester County, Rye City is aserting control over Rye Playland. Rye is maintaining it has final say over the never ending Playland "re-invention" process.
"Adding another layer of complication to the already fraught approval process for an overhaul of Playland Amusement Park, Rye is asserting that it has to approve the plans for the historic Westchester County-owned park.
The plans by Sustainable Playland, the nonprofit chosen by County Executive Rob Astorino to take over management of the park, must get zoning and environmental approvals from Rye, the city said in a letter to the county.
Not only that, Rye wants to run the review by designating itself lead agency. It may take the dispute to the state if the county also declares itself lead agency, a lawyer for the city, Michael Gerrard of Arnold & Porter, said in the letter dated March 20.
The county has said it has sole approval authority."
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Feels like a rollercoaster ride…