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Claudia Thompson, a New London-Spicer senior, and other volunteers help install coco logs along the shore of Neer Park in New London in this Aug. 5 file photo. Coco logs and native vegetation were put in place as part of a $25,000 erosion control project. Protection of the shoreline is one factor in the city's consideration of charging a fee for extended use of park facilities. Revenue generated from user fees would help fund continued shoreline restoration projects. Tribune file photo by Carolyn Lange

New London considers ordinance to charge for extended park usage


NEW LONDON -- Private organizations that use New London's public parks to make a profit may be charged a fee in the future to use those facilities.

A public hearing has been set for Dec. 2 to amend the city's park ordinance.

Under the proposal, the $25 a day fee would be charged for every permitted day after 30 days.

An organization that requests a permit to use the park for one to 30 days would not be charged a fee, according to City Clerk Trudie Guptill.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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