Meeting called to challenge Legoland petition

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  • A screen shot of the petition attracting a steady stream of signatures at

— The Goshen town board will meet at 1:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Town Hall, 41 Webster Ave., to "consider a resolution authorizing the commencement of an action to challenge a petition received requesting a permissive referendum on the sale of land to Merlin Entertainments Group US Holdings."

The meeting is open to the public.

The notice emailed from town hall today says Councilwoman Melissa Gallo will participate by video conference from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Nearly 500 signatures have been collected on the petition posted by the Concerned Citizens, Goshen, N.Y., asking for a referendum that would allow Goshen residents to decide whether to allow Legoland to build a major theme park in town.

"Referendums have been held in Goshen, NY on smaller projects will less of an impact for residents," says the petition page. "The second largest Amusement Park developer in the World, Merlin Entertainments, is asking Goshen to ignore a law that Prohibits Amusement Parks in all districts of Goshen and create a new zoning district just on the 520+ acres they propose to buy to construct the North East Regional Mega Amusement Park with the Theme of Legos, called Legoland."

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