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Cooperation in Madison County

Caz lends unused equipment to Earlville in exchange for repairs

Five pieces of Cazenovia’s unused skatepark equipment were recently transported to the village of Earlville. The ramps, which had been stored behind the Cazenovia Town Garage, fell into disrepair in recent years. Earlville will keep the equipment for one year and repaint the ramps.

Five pieces of Cazenovia’s unused skatepark equipment were recently transported to the village of Earlville. The ramps, which had been stored behind the Cazenovia Town Garage, fell into disrepair in recent years. Earlville will keep the equipment for one year and repaint the ramps. Photo by Pierce Smith.

— The equipment was delivered to Earlville last month, and will soon be put to use. A community-wide project is planned, offering skaters and parents the opportunity to strip existing paint, refinish the ramps and place them within the current skatepark. The project is proving to be a big one, as a portion of the enclosing fence will have to be removed and rebuilt to allow the installation, said mayor Doeberl. He estimates about 30 skateboarders will regularly use the ramps.

Happy to be helping Earlville while still benefiting Cazenovia, mayor Kurt Wheeler expressed his excitement for the transaction. “I’m delighted that we could assist them and make good use of our equipment that is not currently in use,” he said. “This is a great example of small municipalities working together to provide services while saving money for their citizens and taxpayers.”

The Earlville Skatepark is located on Fayette Street, adjacent from the old elementary school, in Earlville. To learn more about the history of Earlville, it’s acclaimed opera house and upcoming village events, visit their website, freewebs.com/villageofearlville. To learn more about the village of Cazenovia and current elected officials, access villageofcazenovia.com online.

Pierce Smith is editor of the Cazenovia Republican. He can be reached at 434-8889 ext. 338 or editor@cazenoviarepublican.com.

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