Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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Newburgh skateboard park moves forward

NEWBURGH – Several years after a skateboard park was first discussed, the Newburgh City Council Monday night approved a $479,850 bid to construct the recreational facility.

The plan was going to move forward a year ago until violence claimed lives and the council decided to spend the allocated money on more street lights and police surveillance cameras.

Councilwoman Cindy Holmes was happy to see the project move forward now.

Because of all the murders that happened, we took money from the skateboard park, which I wasn’t happy about, but we took it because of these children who are no longer here, because we wanted lights and cameras because we wanted something to protect our children,” Holmes said.

The skateboard park, which will be constructed at Delano-Hitch Recreation Park, should be completed by November.

 


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