Hudson committee to weigh options for skate park
During the Sept. 10 meeting of the Board of Selectmen, members voted unanimously to form the new committee, which will research the feasibility of reopening the park in time for the 2014 summer season.
Town officials said it would probably cost around $35,000 to bring the skate park back to its original glory.
Over the past month, about a dozen residents expressed interest in serving on a citizen’s committee, Selectmen Ben Nadeau said last week.
“The staff can only do so much,” Yates said. “I do think security is a big factor.”
“Historically, it was a beautiful park and in the beginning there were ongoing events there,” Coutu said. “But three years ago, when we saw serious vandalism there, this was a needless expense and a nightmare for the highway department.
Coutu said he’d “wholeheartedly support” a citizen’s group wanting to conduct private fundraising to bring the park back to its former glory but warned that the vandals would likely strike again,
Road Agent Kevin Burns said he wouldn’t recommend pouring further taxpayer dollars unto the park, but noted that the park might be monitored more actively if citizens had a vested interest.
The committee will be formed during an upcoming selectmen’s meeting in hopes of devising a fundraising plan sometime before the year ends.
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