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Millerton donates skateboarding equipment to town of Amenia

AMENIA — With a unanimous vote of approval, the Amenia Town Board gratefully accepted skateboarding equipment donated to the town by the village of Millerton at its Town Board meeting on Thursday evening, Sept. 2.

The Town Board gathered in-person at Amenia Town Hall; the meeting was also live streamed on YouTube.

Millerton’s donation of skateboarding equipment was listed as the first resolution on the board’s agenda. Reading the resolution aloud, town Supervisor Victoria Perotti explained the equipment had been declared surplus by the village of Millerton on Monday, May 17. 

The village of Millerton had previously had a skateboard park at Eddie Collins Park on Route 22, one of the few in the region when it was first created. 

The skateboard park was the brainchild of a number of local youth roughly a dozen or so years ago, who volunteered their time and energy along with local community leaders and members of the Village Board and the North East Community Center (NECC) at the time to help make their dream of creating a park for local skateboarders come true. 

The skateboard park was recently decommissioned, as Eddie Collins Park is in the midst of a $7 million renovation under the new name of the Millerton Community Park. (For more on the park redo, go to www.tricornernews.com.)

Perotti explained at the Sept. 2 meeting that the donated equipment consists of one-quarter pipe metal ramp measuring 3-feet high, 4-feet wide and 5-feet long and one rail box measuring 1-and-a-half feet high, 4-feet wide and 20-feet long. 

The donation, Perotti said, is to be used by the Town Board and the Amenia Recreation Commission for recreation purposes.

Voting unanimously in favor of accepting the donation, the Town Board passed the resolution.

— Kaitlin Lyle

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