'Citizens Committee' to decide fate of Rye Playland

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino appointed members of a "Citizens Committee" Tuesday that he has created to try and find a way to save or change the historic, county-owned Rye Playland.

Astorino has invited businessmen and entrepreneurs to offer up their plans for what should be done with the aging amusement park, setting a deadline for proposals to be submitted by next Thursday.

The county-run amusement park is estimated to cost the county anywhere from $4 to $6 million every year just to keep the park afloat.

The new, 19-member board includes lawmakers, environmentalists and even students, who are hoped to bring a fresh perspective to the issue of what to do with the park.

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