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Legislator Urges Mount Vernon To Address Memorial Field Woes

No one has played on Mount Vernon's Memorial Field for six years, and one county legislator is urging the city to address plans, not only for the field's renovation, but for finding out how contaminated soil and debris were dumped there.
No one has played on Mount Vernon's Memorial Field for six years, and one county legislator is urging the city to address plans, not only for the field's renovation, but for finding out how contaminated soil and debris were dumped there. Photo Credit: Greg Maker

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- It’s time for Mount Vernon to do something about the contaminated soil and debris at the city’s long-shuttered Memorial Field, a Westchester legislator said this week, according to a report by lohud.com.

Lyndon Williams told lohud.com that, while the city has faced numerous distractions recently -- including a battle between Mayor Richard Thomas and the City Council regarding razing of a “zombie” home -- the field's fate deserves its attention.

Children who play on the field could be getting exposed to toxic materials like lead, and contaminants also could be leaking into groundwater, Williams told lohud.com.

Lohud.com reported that Williams, who helped broker the original deal to renovate the field, had offered to meet with city officials but a council member said the new administration still is settling in and hasn’t had time to form its vision for the field’s future.

To read the full lohud.com story, click here.

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