Lawmakers urge Latimer to terminate Playland deal

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Westchester lawmakers are urging County Executive George Latimer to terminate a Rye Playland deal inked by predecessor Rob Astorino.

County Board Majority Leader Catherine Parker and others are calling into a question the 2016 deal with a private company set to take over the aging amusement park.

Parker represents the district that Playland Park is in and is leading the push. She's calling on Latimer to tear up a 30-year agreement that was made back in 2016. The agreement was made with a private company called Standard Amusements under then-Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.

Parker says she believes the agreement should be torn up.  She says it will cost the county $30 million and that it will burden taxpayers. Parker also says that part of the agreement required Standard Amusement to pay the county $2.2 million, and that full amount has not been paid. She believes Astorino may have unlawfully given them five extensions.

Latimer says he hasn’t made up his mind about the situation, but is ordering an analysis of the Playland deal.

As the investigation is conducted, News 12 has been told that several board committees involved with the deal will be conducting their own reviews and offering their recommendations.

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