Jay mulls responsibility of potential Arto Monaco park

— MacKinnon said the Historical Society did not believe having a non-profit group run the park would be financially feasible.

“We decided it really couldn’t pay for itself, because we’d end up with payroll,” MacKinnon said. “Our best intelligence is that institutions like that around here are really struggling.”

Town Supervisor Randall Douglas said he supported the project “in theory,” but he wanted to see estimates of operation and maintenance costs to the town.

“Right now government is trying to do more with less,” Douglas said.

Councilman Arthur Depo said he approved of the idea, but was worried about the finances.

“The problem I have with it is strictly budget,” Depo said, adding that Chris Garrow’s highway and public works department was stretched thin as it was. “I think we need to involve him (Garrow) in any decision.”

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