The battle over a new Ramapo (N.Y.) ballpark for the Rockland Boulders (independent; Can-Am League) could see some sort of resolution Monday, after a court hearing last week where opponents will argue the project is being funded by the city in defiance of a referendum that prohibited city money used for construction.
New York Supreme Court Justice Linda Jamieson is expected to rule Monday on a lawsuit brought by a local group, Preserve Ramapo, opposing the ballpark funding plan. The lawsuit argues the city has illegally funded the ballpark despite a referendum barring such aid. The ballpark is actually being built by the Ramapo Local Development Corp. economic development agency, though most of the $30 million already spent on the project has come from city coffers.
Another $12 million is needed to complete the ballpark, slated to open in June.
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