Town of Southport pushes back vote for renewal of Cherry Lane Park operating permit
SOUTHPORT, N.Y. (WENY) -- Cherry Lane LLC has submitted an application for the renewal of their operating permit at Cherry Lane Park in Southport. The conditions of Cherry Lane Park have had residents concerned for the better part of the year, and now it is up to the town board to vote to decide to renew the application for the permit or not.
Southport residents had the chance to voice their opinions Tuesday night, and among them were concerns of bugs and rodents coming from the trailers, both the lots and trailers being up to town code, and the general impact of the mobile home park in the community. Cherry Lane LLC Attorney Michael Bruno says they have submitted all the proper paper work and kept up their end of the bargain, and says the park is pushing for a year long operating agreement with the town.
Town Supervisor Joe Roman says things have not been perfect with the park, but there has been progress in the past year.
"You talk about the police calls, they're down. You talk about health and safety, that's better than it was. You talk about the park being cleaned up, that's better than it was. You talk about the trailers, there's been trailers removed at that park. As we look at it, again although not perfect, we've made good progress and hope to continue to do so," said Roman.
The board decided to push the vote about renewing Cherry Lane's permit to next week. That meeting will happen at the town of Southport City Hall at 5PM on Wednesday, December 20th. The board of appeals will also be meeting at 7PM at City Hall, and they play a part in the decision if Cherry Lane Park is approved to operate in 2024. Both of these meetings are open to the public.
Southport City Hall is located at 1139 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira, NY 14904.