What’s Next For Frontier Town?

   Frontier Town in its glory days. Schroon Laker Postcard Collection.

Frontier Town in its glory days. Schroon Laker Postcard Collection.

Lohr McKinstry reports for the Press Republican that a petition has been presented to North Hudson Town Supervisor Ronald Moore, asking that a referendum take place to let residents weigh in if they want the Town to go ahead with the proposed purchase of the old amusement park

From The Press Republican:

“Resident Sindy Brazee presented the Town of North Hudson with a petition Monday that would compel a public vote on the town’s pending purchase of Frontier Town.

Brazee said Tuesday that she and others collected 43 signatures — 18 more than required — for a voter referendum on the proposed $60,000 purchase of the defunct theme park by the town.

“The residents of North Hudson have gotten up a petition to put the Frontier Town land to a vote," she said. “A lot of people worked behind the scenes, gathering signatures.”

As we reported earlier, the Essex County Board of Supervisors rejected a bid by developer George Moore -- who purchased the property for $49,500 in the county tax sale on April 30 -- and instead voted to sell it to the town of North Hudson for $60,000.

George filed an Article 78 suit against the county and town to halt the proceeding and have the courts award ownership to him.

Town Supervisor Moore told SchroonLaker.com the land was vital for the town to grow tourism.