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Parkfest Moved After Complaints From Locals

SCHODACK, NY (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Town officials in Schodack, New York, have put the kibosh on a concert scheduled for early May at Birch Hill, a banquet and outdoor picnic area, after neighbors of the location packed a recent town meeting to voice their concerns.

Schodack Town Board members voted against granting a permit for Parkfest 2007 at the site, explaining the promoters submitted plans too late, and contracts with security and medical personnel had not been completed.

“We had two hours of lively discussion on the application,” Town Supervisor Beth Knauf Secor told the Albany Times-Union. “They submitted the plans only 30 days prior to the event when we must have them within 60 days.”

The event, sponsored by several local radio stations, was planned for May 6th, and was to feature Ben Folds, Ne-Yo, Cartel, Yung Joc and Juelz Santana.

The concert was expected to draw 12,000 to 15,000 fans. Organizers have moved the event to the Times Union Center in Albany. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers