Stony Point voters stop sale of controversial Patriot Hills Golf Course
Voters in Stony Point have successfully stopped the sale of a controversial golf course.
The decision to stop the sale of the Patriot Hills Golf Course was put to a vote in Tuesday night's election.
With the deal destroyed, the town now must decide what to do next with a property they claim cost costs $1.3 million to subsidize annually.
"We'll have to work together and have a plan on how we're going to finance the improvements that are needed both to the Old Letchworth property and Patriot Hills Golf Course," says Town Supervisor Jim Monaghan.
Years ago, a consultant came in and provided the town with options for the property, including selling the Old Letchworth buildings separately.
Other ideas suggested includes having a private company manage the property or creating a community land trust - all ideas Town Supervisor Jim Monaghan says they will revisit, along with creating a committee to weigh their options.
"I don't want it a one-sided group, I want people who had objections to the sale," says Monaghan.
Even if the town doesn't keep that promise, residents are already planning to take their next swing.
"2,018 people want to keep this land. I think it's our responsibility to create the dialogue of what they want to do," says Greg Julian, who is leading the charge that stopped the sale of golf course.