On Wednesday, January 4, 2017, the Friends of Clifton Park Open Space submitted petitions to require the district to hold a permissive referendum asking voters to act on the actions of the board, specifically the Resolution of Request for Proposal No. 17-01 adopted on December 6, 2016 to sell 34.334 acres of vacant, district-owned land to BBL for $2 million and the donation of approximately 17.5-19 acres of the land to the town of Clifton Park.
All along in this RFP process, the district has complied with all applicable laws and regulations pertaining to the sale of land and will continue to do so objectively, ethically and within legal bounds. The next step is to exercise due diligence in confirming the signatures on the petition as required by law. A timeline shall be developed and shared with the Board of Education at its meeting on Tuesday, January 10, to articulate next steps as required by law.
The district respects the legal process under education law that allowed the petition drive by the Friends of Clifton Park Open Space to require the district to hold a referendum on the sale of land to BBL. The objective of the district has and will continue to be the provision of facts, clarity of purpose and respect for the legal process.
For more information on the land sale, go to http://www.shenet.org/providing-accurate-information-pertaining-to-the-sale-of-district-land/