County Expects Standard Amusements to Take Over Playland Management, After County Agrees to Commit $58 Million in Construction to Improve Park. Standard Expected to Up Investment $5 Million.

THE COUNTY ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS  IT EXPECTS STANDARD AMUSEMENTS TO AGREE TO ASSUME MANAGEMENT OF PLAYLAND BY MARCH 31, THOUGH THEY HAVE NOT FORMALLY DONE SO.

THIS CAME TO LIGHT WHEN LEGISLATION WAS GIVEN TO COUNTY LEGISLATORS MONDAY AFTERNOON, COMMITTING THE COUNTY TO SPEND AN ADDITIONAL $58 MILLION ON CONSTRUCTION AT THE AMUSEMENT PARK. STANDARD AMUSEMENTS IN TURN WAS UPPING ITS INVESTMENT FROM $25 MILLION TO $30 MILLION.

PREVIOUSLY THE COUNTY AND STANDARD HAD NOT DETERMINED WHO WOULD PAY FOR NEEDED IMPROVEMENTS IDENTIFIED BY STANDARD.

 

 

 

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