New Berlin looking for park land to complete Milford deal

NEW BERLIN – The Village is searching for a new area to designate as a public park to replace recreational area lost after the municipality sold a parcel of land to Milford Academy.

According to New York State Law, the village must create another park equal in size – but the initial replacement location has now been deemed unusable and the board is searching for another area.

“The initial proposal from the (Town of New Berlin) to put fields along the left hand side of the roadway down to Millbrook came to a halt when the town’s highway superintendent stated that they can not level the area due to a strong shale base in that area,” said New Berlin Mayor Wade Schrag.

Schrag said the Town of New Berlin offered another site at Millbrook, near the communications tower, but he didn’t think the area offered enough room to accommodate the two little league baseball fields the village is keen on re-establishing.

Schrag said the current alternative locations may require a high degree of landscaping and the village was hoping to find a more suitable area.

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