County Nixes New Campground for Now
A survey asking residents of Whitney Point, N.Y., whether they favor the construction of a campground at Dorchester Park has been rendered unnecessary because Broome County lawmakers cut the proposal from their future projects list, according to the Binghamton Press and Sun-Bulletin.
A proposal to build a campground at the county-owned park north of Binghamton has been kicked around since at least 2004, a year after the privately owned Upper Lisle Campground closed.
Shortly after the survey was sent, Broome County legislators voted in July to remove the proposal from the county's capital improvement projects list. Lawmakers said the proposal had been dormant for more than four years for lack of funding.
Leigh Ann Scheider, a spokeswoman for the county executive, said other needs – such as improving county buildings, bridges and roads – supersede building a new campground. The estimated cost in 2004 was about $1 million, documents show.
Even if legislators voted to return the proposal to the capital improvement projects list, the proposal would go to the back of the line for projects, officials said.