Playing Politics With a Playground

We were disappointed to see that at last night’s Village Board meeting, Croton Dems trustees Ann Gallelli and Brian Pugh chose to make a playground a political issue by refusing to join us in voting to approve the resolution that would have permitted the renovations of Sunset Park to move forward. The new bid of $172,475 was less than the $185,000 appropriation for the project that Trustees Gallelli and Pugh themselves previously approved. If passed, the resolution would have put into place the renovation plan that was developed through the collaboration of an ad hoc citizens committee and village staff, along with the expert participation of students at Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School.