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Janesville City Council discusses skate park funding

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Beth Wheelock
July 28, 2008

Janesville's City Council discussed possible locations for a proposed skate park Monday.


City Council member Russ Steeber says he prefers Palmer Park as a location for the skate park, but it's unlikely funds other than staff time and property would be provided by the city. Council member George Brunner wants to hear specifics of the plan before discussing potential federal grant funds. Council member Bill Truman says that with flooding and over-budget snowplowing, he can't support spending $250,000 of city money on the skate park. He says if the city could get grants, the council will probably be more supportive of the park.


The park would probably need to be in the Fourth Ward or Look West neighborhoods in order to take advantage of Community Development Block Grants.



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