Barbara Lifton (D-125AD, Tompkins/Cortland) announced Monday that Governor Cuomo had signed into law her bill (A8235) allowing for a transfer of parkland from the Town of Ithaca to the Coddington Road Community Center (CRCC), for purposes of expanding the Community Center.

"At the request of the town, I was happy to introduce this bill that authorizes the transfer of public parkland located at the CRCC, so the Community Center can add additional classroom spaces for childcare, as well as afterschool programs in a multi-purpose gym space, office space for staff, kitchen renovations and improved handicap accessibility. I'm pleased the Governor has now signed it into law," said Lifton.

"Importantly, under this bill the town will also acquire new parkland on site, including a new ballfield to be used for local afterschool sports programs. Families will still be able to enjoy recreation at the community center park, as well as this expansion of the CRCC facilities, enhancing childcare and educational programs in the Town of Ithaca," Lifton concluded.