Freeport Village votes to sell, rezone baseball park despite residents’ opposition

On Monday, the Freeport Village approved the sale and rezoning of Cleveland Avenue Field. 
The sale came after a heated debate between village leaders and residents.  
Several residents were pushing to protect the decades-old baseball field.  
About two dozen people protested in front of Freeport Village Hall in an effort to stop plans to redevelop the park. 
"Telling our mayor the answer is no, we will not be selling Cleveland Park,” said Myles Hollingsworth, one of the rally organizers.  
However, the village attorney told News 12 that officials voted to sell the property and rezone it, which means the village has awarded a contract to the Panattoni Group for $49 million.  
The village attorney says $48 million will go to the village and $1 million will go to the police and fire department.  
Residents who oppose the decision say they will continue to fight to halt any development.