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Opinion

December 8, 2013

Safety Track ad was misleading

I recently read the full-page statement that Greg Lubinitsky had in The Daily Star concerning New York Safety Track, but I noticed numerous disputable issues.

Members of Friends of Rural Life have said they were refused entrance every time they have asked to tour the track facility.

The track’s owner has refused to reimburse Davenport for more than $12,000 in road repairs which it promised to pay by July 15, 2013.

The original site plan calls for 250 cc motorcycles and no more than 20 participants a day. However, I am told that, in violation of the agreement, the track has allowed fuel-injected racing motorcycles with more than 30 individual bikes racing at one time and more than 100 participants on any given day.

Unlicensed race cars have been running illegally on the track; in addition, a ticket was served in July to Mr. Lubinistsky and as of this writing, he still hasn’t paid it.

These acts don’t seem very neighborly to me. Mr. Lubinitsky claims he has brought economic growth to the area, asserting that he has injected somewhere between $2 million and $7 million into the local economy. If this is an example of his accounting methods, I think it’s reasonable to question many of his other claims.

Surely Davenport, Worcester, Kortright and Harpersfield, which border the track, aren’t showing any signs of economic recovery.

And finally, Mountain Top Airfield LLC, which owns the land the track runs on, and itself is owned by Mr. Lubinitsky’s father David Lubinitsky, is suing the town of Harpersfield and the Charlotte Valley School District, demanding a 50 percent cut in their tax assessment.

Gabby Leach

Harpersfield

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