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Monday, May 28, 2007
Longmont Skatepunks May Have To Pay Up
Posted by Dan Powers
The City has closed a popular skatepark overnight and is considering charging a fee for users based on the amount of security and maintenance necessary to keep the Sandstone Ranch Skatepark in usable condition. The few punks who litter the place overnight and the frequency of trouble between users requires this extra step. Apparently the construction of a free place to hang out and be a punk is being taken for granted. But where will the punks go if they're asked to shell out a couple bucks to use the park? Solution: charge the graffiti artists $10 to have a 2-week placement of art on walls or the ground around the park. Use the funds to pay for security and trash cleanup. Jail time for littering past 11:00 PM.
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