Paul Camarda is a good neighbor
Putnam County Courier
July 27, 2000
Putnam developer Paul Camarda cares about his community.
Mr. Camarda has built the town an 840-foot long road
that provides access to a new town park off Seminary
Hill Road in Carmel. Thirty-seven acres of parkland
were donated to the town by Mr. Camarda as part of his
new housing development known as Willow Ridge.
Last week, members of the Carmel Town Board toured
the site and commended Mr. Camarda for his interest
shown to the residents of the Carmel-Mahopac area.
Councilman Robert Ravallo called the project "fantastic.
Paul must be thanked. His philanthropic gesture to the
town is really something. Once the park is completed,
residents of the Carmel area will have a wonderful recreational
resource for all to enjoy."
Councilman Norman Marino agreed, "Paul went well
beyond the call of duty. By donating the land and constructing
the road, Paul has provided our town with a great resource.
In addition, Mr. Camarda even paid $213,000 in recreation
fees. The guy is a wonderful neighbor."
Councilman Tim Wilson said he, too, was excited. Carmel
currently does not have sufficient ball fields for its
youth. The donation will go a long way in creating new
recreational facilities for Carmel proper," he
Councilwoman Doris Stahl said she was not part of the
original plan. However, "while campaigning last
year, all I heard was a need for more ball fields. It's
very exciting. Mr. Camarda has made a wonderful contribution
that will go a long way."
Supervisor Frank DelCampo called the donation a "solid
partnership between a developer who is interested in
not only building homes but is also interested in his
community. We need more fields. This project will give
us many alternatives to provide quality recreation for
our local residents."
A committee has been established to begin studying
the park's construction. Mr. DelCampo said, "Plans
have been put together to what goes where. Now that
the road is completed and we can enter the parkland,
we can begin to develop the fields and other facilities
needed for a quality community park."
Mr. DelCampo said he hoped the new park would be open
by next summer.