Sometimes we are reminded just how true the adage, “Everything I need to know I learned in kindergarten,” really is.
With the recent exchange of skatepark equipment between the villages of Cazenovia and Earlville, both municipalities stand to benefit, without worry of getting a raw deal. Sharing is caring, and that is exactly what we all need in these tough economic times.
Cazenovia delivered five ramps to the Earlville Skatepark last month. The nearby Madison County municipality will utilize the equipment for the next year, returning the ramps in good condition when their time is up. This situation is a win-win.
The Earlville Skatepark, which may have been lacking in the eyes of seasoned skateboarders, will gain valuable ramps. This benefits their village, as higher-quality activities are offered to residents, by increasing involvement and bringing members of the community together.
Cazenovia was able to free up some storage space at no cost, while assisting Earlville. In turn, they will receive the ramps back in one year, in better condition than they were given. This saves money the village would have to spend on repairs.
Earlville Mayor Mark Doeberl expressed his gratitude for the Cazenovia village officials who conceptualized the idea and brought the plan to fruition. “Our village is extremely grateful to the village of Cazenovia for the inter-municipal agreement. If they need anything in the future, I hope they don’t hesitate to call.”
This is just the kind of action that improves both of our villages. Situations such as this can further the success of Madison County, New York state, America and perhaps, the planet.
We should take note of this recent transaction and applaud local officials from both municipalities. This forward-thinking proves that, as citizens, we have successfully elected capable and proficient leaders.