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Village Manager Marty Murphy told the board he received a letter back from the Harrietstown Board on the possibility of using land behind the Civic Center for a skate park.

The village had sought to lease the land and place it under the village's insurance and liability policy. But the town board said that it would need to get permission from the Pee Wee Hockey Association and that in many cases would retain liability anyway.

Trustee Branch said the language of that letter was noncommittal, and he's satisfied with ruling that location out.

"I still believe that in this day and age, we should be focusing on reducing our footprint and consolidating recreational venues like this," he said. "But if the Civic Center is off the table, then we move on."

Murphy asked for the board's permission to pursue designs for a skate park at the William Morris Park at the corner of Depot Street and Bloomingdale Avenue.

He assured the board that those designs would not cost taxpayer money and that Community Development Director Jeremy Evans would be handling the bulk of the process.

Trustee Waters noted that she, the mayor and Trustee Fontana had listed William Morris as their first options, while Branch and McEneany slated at number two.

"This is the best option going forward," she said. "Now we want to see the conceptual designs."

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