ST. ALBANS, W.Va. -- The future location of a skateboard park in St. Albans is finally settled.
By a vote of 6-5, City Council voted to house the park in Ordnance Park. Councilman Robert Keiffer was absent.
The vote came after nearly an hour of spirited debate at the council meeting Monday night.
Councilman Stephen Donelson distributed a feasibility analysis for housing the park at Ordnance Park.
He said the park is anticipated to cost between $70,000 and $100,000. Currently the park has raised $9,000.
Two years ago, when the idea for a skateboard park was introduced, it was to be located at Ordnance Park. The Parks and Recreation Committee voted to move it to City Park at the request of the mayor in early 2011.
Donelson made a motion to move the park location back to Ordnance Park. He brought the same feasibility study to the parks and recreation committee meeting last week.
Councilwoman Loretta Griffith chairs the committee and reiterated its concerns.
The parks and recreation committee has not "had the time to go through and digest the proposal that [Donelson] has made," Griffith said. "And now he is wanting to take a vote tonight."
Councilman Kevin Pennington also expressed concerns about locating the skate park at Ordnance Park.