YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Legislation recently passed by the New York State Assembly would give the town of Yorktown permission to sell advertising space on its sports field fences with the condition that all revenue raised be put back into the parks.
Bill A10012, sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R – Mahopac), passed through the Assembly last month with a 141 to 3 vote. A Senate version of the bill, sponsored by Sen. Peter Harckham (D – South Salem), is still in committee and, as of Tuesday, has not been voted on.
“The passage of this bill is the result of teamwork and collaboration with our partners in local government,” Byrne said in a press release. “This legislation, initially requested by the town of Yorktown, will permit the town to lease any and all sports field fences at Legacy Field and Granite Knoll Sports Complex in order to fund turf replacement at both facilities. This provides a new creative revenue source for local facilities without having to further dip into the wallets and pocketbooks of property taxpayers. I thank my colleagues for their support of this bipartisan bill that assists both taxpayers and local recreation.”
Yorktown Town Supervisor Matt Slater thanked Byrne.
“This is an important initiative that will help protect local taxpayers while providing critical funds for the future use of Yorktown’s turf fields at Legacy Field and Granite Knolls,” Slater said in the press release. “Yorktown appreciates Assemblyman Byrne’s strong advocacy and partnership.”