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North Elba to give away skateboard park equipment

Offered to village, may be headed to Saranac Lake

The North Elba town skatepark.

The North Elba town skatepark. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

Asked April 16 whether the village of Lake Placid wants the skateboard park equipment, Mayor Randall said he hasn’t spoken with Politi yet about the potential gift, so it’s too early to comment. Yet the village faces similar space issues and doesn’t have any parks department since the town manages the village parks under a special agreement.

“I’m not sure we’re in any better situation than the town is,” Randall said.

Councilman Derek Doty said it’s also worth noting that there will be a financial obligation for any new owner of the equipment.

“We can’t just pick up those pieces and replace them,” Doty said. “A major pad has to be poured.”

Politi said he has been in touch with the skateboard park organizers in Saranac Lake, and they are eager to acquire the equipment.

“The folks in Saranac Lake said they have the funding for the slab and would be able to provide that,” Politi said.

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