The Penn Yan Village Board for the second time in 3 years have given away Village Parklands. The Mayor informed the Village Board members at the March Village Board meeting that he received a email from the State's Park Historic and Preservation Grant office, the emailed stated that Parkland laws were not followed when the Village swapped parkland with 3 local companies therefore the 9 deeds filed are invalid. The survey map that was filed with the County's Clerks office appears to show that some of the parcels traded to the Village are Parklands that the Village already owns.
The State Parks office also claimed the survey map that the village attorney filed with county clerks office contained a false deed that was altered and put on the survey, the village was ordered to do a new survey last September at a cost of $17,000. Why hasn't the local paper run a story on this and why hasn't anyone been charged with filing false documents?