From Brian D. Rusk, Chair Amherst Republican Committee
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 9th, 2021
Republican - United for Amherst Candidates Condemn Kulpa Town Board Wasting Funds for Destroying Softball Diamonds and Junior Football Game Field
Jay DiPasquale, Republican-United for Amherst candidate for Amherst Supervisor, Dan Rider, PE, Republican-United for Amherst candidate for Amherst Town Board and Ray Herman, Esq., Republican-United for Amherst and Conservative candidate for Amherst Town Board criticized Amherst Supervisor Brian Kulpa and the all Democrat town board for destroying 4 softball fields, the Williamsville Junior Football Field and the NCAA Regulation Baseball Field. This is all being taken away with the sale of public lands to UB MD for medical offices.
Jay DiPasquale said: "Brian Kulpa is now selling Town of Amherst land worth millions of dollars with 4 softball fields, irrigation and drainage with a concession stand, bathrooms, all paid by Amherst residents for decades as Kulpa and the one-party town board are enriching his developer friends with this land bought by UB MD."
Dan Rider, PE noted: "I have asked our one-party town board to stop wasting money as the Town of Amherst is now selling $6.2 million in bonds to unnecessarily rebuild what was destroyed. There was no reason to sell our public lands and recreation facilities to a private developer."
Ray Herman, Esq. stressed: "In Amherst we are now witnessing 4 softball fields being destroyed as part of a sweetheart deal with developers. Next on the list is the 18-hole Audubon golf course. Our fine centrally located recreational facilities should not be destroyed to accommodate developers. There were numerous other sites UB MD could have purchased instead of town land."
Photo of softball field to be taken away similar to the 4 softball fields already destroyed at the Audubon Recreation Complex on Millersport Highway, Amherst.
Photo of bulldozer at Williamsville Junior Football League Concession Stand with a
baseball mitt, ball and bat where Amherst recreation took place for decades.