RAMAPO – Supervisor Yitzchok Ullman this week issued the following statement calling on Rockland County to share sales tax revenue form Palisades Credit Union Park:
“Several weeks ago the Rockland Boulders welcomed their one-millionth fan to Palisades Credit Union Park. This venue has become one of Rockland’s most popular tourist destinations, with approximately 35 percent of Boulders tickets sold to fans who live outside Rockland County. County Executive Ed Day was right when he recently said, ‘It would seem to me that if there is any way to make this work that it would be sensible, because it’s a great place to be.’
“Palisades Credit Union Park is a great place to be for families, local non-profits, and student athletes from little league to college level who utilize the venue. It needs to be a great place for the town that it calls home as well, which is why I am calling on the County to share sales tax revenue from the ballpark with the Town of Ramapo. The Team generates approximately $250,000 in County sales tax revenues annually. Some portion of those funds should support our town since the ballpark relies on service provided by our taxpayers.
“The Ramapo Town Board is currently conducting a cost/benefit analysis of stadium operations. We are working diligently to assure that Palisades Credit Union Park is sustainable for Ramapo taxpayers in the long term. Ensuring a share of the stadium sales tax revenue comes to Ramapo will greatly assist us in achieving this goal.”