It was revealed at last night’s Parks Board meeting there will be skiing for Oneonta enthusiasts this winter.
Skiers will have a ski slope nearly three times as long, twice as wide and a lot steeper than last year’s slope made unavailable by construction of the new senior high school.
They will have this slope because Public Service Director C.M. Taylor and Parks workmen have spent a lot of hours clearing land and erecting the ski tow poles at a site beyond the old gravel pit on East Street near the Wilber Lake Road intersection.
Parks Board chairman Anthony Drago said to Taylor, “Jock, you and your boys should be complimented for finding a new site so soon after losing the old ski run.”
Commissioner Sherman Decker asked Mr. Taylor if there was any chance the slopes could be lighted.
Mr. Taylor said he didn’t know and was immediately asked by Chairman Drago to check into the possibility of making lights available.
Mr. Taylor said he had not estimate of the cost because it was “mostly labor” and was performed in the regular line of duty by the parks employees.