Re: Amend Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law * § 212.

... This year, in 2018 the Assembly as part of its one house budget proposal advanced new language to create a Belmont Racetrack Local Advisory Board. The Board would have been made up of 15 designees. Four members to be appointed by the County of Nassau, three of whom must reside in the hamlet of Elmont, four appointees by the Mayor of the Village of Floral Park, four from the Elmont Community Coalition of Civics, and three by NYRA. This language however, ultimately dropped out of the final enacted budget.

We are not sure why that occurred but the issue was definitely revived for a short while, only to be dropped out.  As a local advisory board, we would like the opportunity to work with the Franchise Oversight Board (FOB), NYS Division of Local Government Services, Empire State Development (ESD), Nassau County and the Town of Hempstead Planning and Economic Development Commission to have a voice in comprehensive planning and rezoning (MASTER PLAN) of our community in order to preserve and enhance the historical Belmont Park and its surrounding neighborhoods.

We the voters of Elmont, Bellerose, and Floral Park ask you to reintroduce S766 2009 this legislative session and finally give the people a voice.  (Complete Letter)


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