The chairman of the Westchester Board of Legislators has given Sustainable Playland until May 1 to decide whether it will pursue its plans to take over the management of Playland from the county or pull out entirely.
Legislator Michael Kaplowitz, the chairman, set the deadline for the group to resume the Board of Legislator’s review of its plans. Sustainable already has a contract to manage the park from the administration of County Executive Rob Astorino but the board must approve the physical changes to the park.
Sustainable suspended the review April 1 after Rye city officials asserted that the plans would also need approval from the city’s land use boards.
Kaplowitz said if Sustainable returns to the review, its leadership has to be prepared to answer tough questions about its finances, environmental issues, parking and the proposed field house.
“If you’re not coming back we need to know,” he said. “This time out period has to end.”
Sustainable Playland’s board will meet Tuesday to discuss what do do, said Geoffrey Thompson, the group’s spokesman.
The amusement park will open May 1 under county management.
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Photo: Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino speaks about the disputed Sustainable Playland asset management contract July 23, 2013. ( Dave Gershgorn / The Journal News )