Town Crier

WILMINGTON — Rotary Park will be home to a skating rink this winter. The logistics of the rink were outlined to the Board Sel­ectmen at their Sept. 24 meeting.

According to a memo from Public Works Director Mike Woods, the rink will be set on the Church Street side of Rotary Park. The DPW has selected a vendor following consultation with a few companies, and will place the order for the materials in mid-October. The rink will be 52 feet by 100 feet. The cost will be $4834, which will be sourced through recreation funds.

The DPW is looking to illuminate the rink area in conjunction with the Reading Municipal Light Depart­ment.

The rink will be re-usable in future years, though a new liner will need to be repurchased annually. The cost for a liner is approximately $1,000.

Board Chairman Kevin Caira asked Woods if he ex­pected any damage to the underlying turf from the rink.

“We don’t believe it’ll cause any damage, it’ll be a little flattened, but by mid-May you wouldn’t even know it was there,” said Woods.

The entire installation will take roughly three weeks for a targeted opening date in December.

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