The subject of possibly having a skateboarding facility was brought up again during the city council member comments portion of the meeting during the Chariton City Council meeting July 20.

Council member Steve Fenton said that two weeks ago he stopped and looked at the Skateboard park in Knoxville on Highway 14 and was impressed by what he saw.

“There was about six or seven kids there using it and they were having a good time. It was entertaining to watch,” Fenton told the council.

Fenton said he saw kids using skateboards and one BMX bike. “There were some policemen there too, but there wasn’t any problems. They were just making their rounds and talking to the kids,” Fenton said.

Fenton said he couldn’t find any information about Knoxville’s skateboarding park or about liability for it on the City of Knoxville’s web site.

Chariton City Manager Laura Liegois said that they’re looking at some options of where a skateboarding park could possibly be located in Chariton.

“Brook Park could be a good location for a skateboard park area because it’s a smaller park. We’ll have more discussion on that in the near future,” Liegois said.

Brook Park is located at Third Street and Armory Avenue in Chariton. According to the City of Chariton’s web site, it is located in a quiet area with shade. Brook Park has a playground, basketball court, picnic shelter and outdoor grill.

In her comments, Council member Jayma Hoch told Liegois that she’s had a lot of people ask her questions about why the street sweeper in Chariton hasn’t been out.

Liegois said that the city will get the street sweeper back out working on the streets. “The street sweeper was out a lot this spring in March, April and May. The street department has a lot of projects going on. They’ve done cement work at the parks and have been doing street painting as well with painting white and yellow lines,” Liegois said.

Read the July 28, 2020 edition of the Chariton Leader/Herald-Patriot for the rest of the story.

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