Parks and Recreation commission converses about Compo beach master plan

The Parks and Recreation Commision answers questions and ideas from the public about the plans for Compo Beach.

The Parks and Recreation Commision answers questions and ideas from the public about the plans for Compo Beach.

Anders Hovstadius, Staff Writer

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The Parks and Recreation Commission gathered with Westporters to discuss the future renovations of Compo Beach

The primary concern of the meeting was for the traffic situations that have congested Compo Beach Road and Bradley Street.

To alleviate the traffic, the plan calls for the gate house to be moved farther away from the road. The intent of this is to have less cars on the Compo Beach road and give a way for cars that are not going to pay for a daily pass a way to turn around while holding up a minimal amount of traffic.

Many young Westporters in favor of keeping the skate park attended the meeting. As of the second meeting of the Compo renovation process, the skate park is going to remain at Compo and redone in concrete.

Concrete requires far less maintenance than other surfaces. The project will have to be paid for by private funding, according the Parks and Recreation Commission.

Rebuilding the current bath house was also discussed by the board. Currently the Board of Finance has allocated $310,350 for five years to use on repairs and rebuilding of the site.Undergoing construction of the current buildings would cost far more than the allocated amount.

Compo’s budget has been allocated and accommodates for the repairs from storms and overall maintenance of the property.

Currently, the second stage of the process to begin construction needs to be approved by many other boards and committees across town.

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