Ideas Explored To Fill Arena Concession Stand

With no bids received for a concession stand at the Clinton Arena, officials are looking into alternative avenues to keep rink users fed.


At the June 14 Town of Kirkland Board meeting, Patti Maxam, Park and Recreation manager, said that for the rink to have youth hockey tournaments, there needs to be a concession stand on site.


Maxam told the board that she is looking into vending machines to take the place of in-person concessions due to lack of bids. She said there are vending machine options that offer coffee, various snacks and the possibility of hot food.


In other Arena news, it was agreed that charges for hockey will remain the same for this year; however, public skating and skate rentals will increase to $5 each.


Town Supervisor Bob Meelan said the Arena has done a great job during the pandemic.


It was also announced at the meeting that the Kirkland Town Park on Post Street will soon see new volleyball and tennis court nets. Fresh coats of paint will be added to the gazebo, pavilions and bathrooms. New grills were also installed.


After being closed for months, it was announced that the Kirkland Senior Center reopened. Cleaning and sanitizing took place before opening day.


A check from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority for $5,000 toward the Clean Energy Initiative was received.


The board meeting wrapped up with the approval of road use for the annual Clark Mills Fire Department parade June 26. The CMFD will provide its own security for the field days that take place June 24, 25, 26.


The next board meeting is June 30 at 7 p.m.



The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper.