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Council to Make Temporary Skate Park Decision After Neighborhood Meeting

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After being burnt down last month, fans of the Chesley skate park look for a new home. The decision to allow the old Fire Station to be a temporary skate park wasn't granted tonight as the council seeks more public input.

Mankato city council decided to not make a decision until the surrounding neighborhood of the old fire station at 300 Madison Avenue in Mankato, gets to publicly express their opinion to the council.

Mankato City manager, Pat Hentges says, if approved, he doesn't believe the temporary skate park would compromise the overall marketing of the fire station when it comes to selling it at a later date.

City council did grant the motion to request proposals for the disposition of the fire station tonight. City officials agreed that they just aren't comfortable to make a decision until after the Mankato YMCA holds a neighborhood meeting to clear things up for those who would be affected.

Mankato YMCA executive director, John Kind says that he hopes to have a meeting soon to go before the council again later in the month.