I am in shock at the high cost to repair Brattleboro’s Ice Arena. The Brattleboro Recreation Department as with almost every other department in Brattleboro keeps getting hit with all these expenses. I read the town meeting notes here, last week. Thank you Chris. Putting all other town business aside reading how our selectboard addressed this issue was comforting.
Seeing how the estimate of repairs obtain by the town had been so far off from the bid received for the job reading that the selectboard had chose to not pull the checkbook out and pay the the extra 120,000 was comforting. The board wanting to step back and access what other options are out there just seems like the most practical thing to do giving the state of economic affairs at the moment.
I am curious to know of the many readers here wouldn’t it be nice to start some type of fund raiser to help the town of Brattleboro cover the cost or a good chunk of the cost to keep a key winter sport available to our community. I know as a frequent user of the Brattleboro Ice rink that it is used by people who live within at least a 25 mile radius of Brattleboro. Unlike other winter sports the expence of ice skating is most often taking on by the community. I see some many people adults and children who otherwise would not be active in the winter use the rink as a way to stay active. It be nice for all of us to help Brattleboro keep the rink in good repair so everyone can continue to use it without forcing The town of Brattleboro to pay all the expence of its opperations.
If the Hockey, Speed, Recreational, and figure skaters all come togethermaybe we can come up with some means to help raise some funds so the burden of upgrading the compressors will not be so heavey on the town. Ideas?