Potsdam town and village to meet Monday on joint recreation program
Friday, July 12, 2013 - 2:35 pm

POTSDAM -- Representatives of Potsdam town and village governments will convene a meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, July 15, in the Civic Center Board Room to discuss the recreation program.

After jointly funding and running the recreation program for years, the village board moved unilaterally March 18 to end its participation in the recreation program.

The village board decided at the time that it made sense for the town to run the whole program -- expenses, administration and all -- since the activities are for all people in the township.

The town board objected, saying that it would be a complicated matter to take over the program with little time for preparation and research on the legalities involved.

The village relented in part, putting back in its current budget the $160,000 for the village’s one-half share of the recreation budget to match the town’s share, for a total of $320,000 to cover the program’s expenses after revenues from things like rink rental.

The public is encouraged to attend the Monday meeting.