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Penfield residents submit petition to force referendum on Shadow Pines purchase

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Penfield neighbors will have their say on the purchase of the former Shadow Pines Golf Course after all. 

Penfield Town Supervisor Tony LaFountain has confirmed that a petition was submitted on Wednesday with more than the required amount of signatures needed to force a referendum vote. 

Earlier this month, the Town of Penfield announced their intent to purchase the property, but a public referendum vote that had been promised by LaFountain was not part of the sale agreement. 

LaFountain explained that as part of the negotiation with the seller, it was not possible to have the vote and meet the January deadline on the $3.6 million deal.

The loss of the referendum upset a number of residents, who then began circulating the petition to have the vote take place. 

On Wednesday, LaFountain said the town is still working with the seller on getting a signed purchase and sale agreement, which will include an extension for a closing date. 

He says from there, they will work on setting a date to hold the public referendum vote. 

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