Pleasantville’s ambitious plan that would have seen Village Hall move to the United Methodist Church, the church move to the old recreation center and Village Hall sold to a private developer appears to be dead, at least for now.
The United Methodist Church, located on Maple Hill Drive, has decided to not sell its land after the idea was rejected by the New York Annual Conference of United Methodist Churches.
Pastor Steve Phillips said the group initially encouraged the church to pursue selling its land, but later withdrew its approval.
“I can’t tell you their thought process,” Phillips said.
The village had considered the idea because it would put Village Hall back on the tax rolls, and allow Library Hall, the old recreation center, to finally have a tenant, after being vacant since fall 2007.
Full story in The Examiner this week.