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MAR 03 - MAR 10, 2015

To NT's Sweeney Payne -- You Got it Wrong!

By Remington Nash

March 3, 2015

An angry Remington Nash chides Sweeney Payne and proclaims 'Ramsay Field will not be sold!"

Tsk Tsk Tsk ! Sweeney Payne.

I warned the Reporter that they were risking their own good name with your fully transparent inaccuracies.

Contrary to your Feb 24th report, Ramsay Field is NOT part of the land transfer that is being wisely put back on the City tax rolls.

The original Ramsay Field was located on Erie Avenue at the foot of Sherwood. It was displaced with a deal made with the Oxbow Corporation. Its new Co-generation Power Plant was supposed to provide steam to the current Fortistar hydroponic tomato growing operation, and generate electricity that by law had to be purchased by the electric company at a higher price than Ni Mo could generate it themselves. Such a deal!

That land swap moved the Babe Ruth Baseball field eastward down Walck Road to where it is now - that is ACROSS FROM DEERWOOD GOLF COURSE. It is staying put right where it is!

The "dirty deal" that you are again erroneously whining about abuts the City's DPW service center grounds on Erie Avenue in the back. Its frontage overlooks the lovely former Durez site on Walck Rd., between Nash Rd. & the foot of Zimmerman St. The poor excuse for a ball field that currently sits in disrepair was most recently used for overflow little league play. Dept. Heads including Parks & Recreation Director Brosius and DPW Head Rowles sent letters to the Common Council stating that they had no pressing use for the land.

Sure, there is a loss of the relatively minor difference between the official assessment and what the City Fathers settled for. But now we will have a thriving business that is willing to relocate to this once scruffy property, and put up a nice, taxable building.

So once again Sweeney, you failed to ask an authority, or even read the published reports that would have pointed you in the right direction. You say that you want me to let you run the place. I don't think so.

I am not and will not possess an elected position as you reasoned in the Feb 17 edition. I'm just a guy that sees people trying to improve things, and cannot stand for the likes of you ripping them for it!





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