When a question arose about Liability, the Chair of Ways & Means replied that he personally checked with Town Counsel and was told that the Skatepark will be covered at no additional expense to the Town under its liability insurance. This was excellent news.
Locating a skatepark on the abandoned Barbieri tennis courts adjacent to Cushing Park was enthusiastically received.
The Ways and Means Committee proposed and voted for an amendment to Article 26 asking for the full $350,000, and not requiring the skateboarders to do fund raising. There is a solid chance of receiving grant money as well and this avenue will be pursued. This could reduce the town’s share of the cost.
The result of the vote of the Standing Committee on Ways and Means was YES for the skatepark (10), Abstentions (2), Against (1). Several members said they would speak in support of a skatepark at Town Meeting.