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10-16-2012, 09:25 AM
Join Date: Oct 2009
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This might actually work. I sent an e-mail to the borough and they said it will be brought up at the next board meeting.
Fair warning. This could also blow up in your face.
Be prepared to argue, for instance, that they shouldn't tear the whole thing down and make it a picnic area that requires less maintenence and is less a potential insurance liability. I've had a fair number of these discussions from both sides of a council dais. If you ask them to make a plan to "fix" your rink, there's a fair chance a bulldozer will fix it. You'll have much better odds of saving the thing if you show up with ideas about how to fix it, and a willingness to push the initiative along yourself.
Follow up and volunteer to help wherever possible.
While it's generally true that the squeaky wheel gets the grease, it's also true that the squeaky wheel gets replaced by a whole new wheel. It's certainly worth fighting for, but be ready to do a lot of work.
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