District to consider KSM Skatepark repairs

A recommendation to fix the KSM Skatepark in Port Hardy came up at council's meeting Aug. 9

Repairing the Port Hardy skatepark has been referred to the 2017 budget process.A recommendation to fix the skatepark at a cost of $13,000 came to council’s Aug. 9 meeting from the Parks and Recreation Review Committee after it looked at a the results of a risk assessment survey conducted in April.

According to Chief Administrative Officer Allison McCarrick the survey found that some repairs should be done in the near future.”The repairs aren’t noted as immediate, but rather medium to low risk,” McCarrick said.

The options the committee discussed were closing the skatepark; and/or delaying repairs until after the referendum on the new multiplex in October, because it would have to be relocated if the new pool goes ahead.

Whether to make repairs or build a new skateboard park was also discussed. The cost of the Alert Bay facility was $130,000.

Council agreed to have the repairs as a budget item for 2017.