The City of New Rochelle has no contract with Monroe College to use the City Park ball fields, only an agreement that Monroe College will pay $500,000 for lighting the field when it is renovated. The City has passed the resolution for the County Legacy Grant of $9.8 million with no analysis of the taxes, costs and revenue it will generate. The City is now going to develop a balance sheet to determine the profits and costs of the project. When Councilman Richard St. Paul asked about the projected revenue, he was told the fees may quadruple because nonresident teams will use the hotels and restaurants.
As part of the agreement the City must take over the ownership and operation of all county roads (5.67 miles) in the City. The agreement claims the City must "obtain all permits...and act as a lead agency" for the SEQR documentation. The athletic complex should be open "to all county residents." If the housing units are not constructed the city will repay the county...based on the units not approved."