New Berlin Comes Together For Youth And Milford Academy Deal
Published: May 20th, 2009
By: Tyler Murphy

NEW BERLIN – The Town and Village of New Berlin boards have worked out an agreement that will create new playing fields at Doc Meyer Park/Millbrook Reservoir and allow Milford Academy to build a high school football stadium.

The Town of New Berlin passed a resolution May 11 approving the development of several new sporting fields at the town park.

The move created an alternative location for the Unadilla Valley Youth Baseball and Softball Association to hold future games.

Currently, the league plays at Fish Field in the village and shares the site with Milford Academy. The arrangement had caused some obstacles in the preparatory school’s plans to purchase the site from the village. The school wants to buy the property in order to build a high school football stadium on the site.

“The concerns facing the Fish Field arrangement have now been put at ease,” said New Berlin Mayor Wade Schrag.

“I think that the youth baseball is definitely going to have a quality area to play on and Milford will have the land it needs to run the prep school,” said Village Trustee Terry Potter. Potter worked closely with the school’s director Bill Chaplick in securing the final arrangement.

“It’s just great that everyone really came together and recognized what was really best for New Berlin. We had a community concern and now we have a solution that’s in the best interest of not just Mr. Chaplick and the little league, but for the community as a whole,” said Potter.

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