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Fate of Chatham's skate park

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To the Editor:

On Nov. 10, the Chatham Township Committee unanimously voted to authorize the planning board to "undertake a preliminary investigation for the redevelopment of approximately 3.8 acres of land," which is the area where the Chatham Skate Park is located.

Mayor Curt Ritter is quoted as saying "This agreement would help solve Chatham Township's affordable housing obligations and effectively lead to the relocation of the Chatham Skate Park."  

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It was stated that there will be "winners and losers" in this decision. Presumably the losers will be those children who use the skate park. The skate park was built in 2003, supported by many in the community including the Chatham Township Committee, and was refurbished recently with donations from community families.

It is hoped that the Planning Board will not approve this proposal until and unless it includes a firm plan to relocate the skate park. Such plan should include identification of the location of the relocated skate park, arrangements to obtain rights and approvals to use this location, a time line for same, and budgeted funds to relocate the park.  

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