Skate plaza

Bellevue engineer John Rusnak reported at the pre-council meeting JUne 4 that the second phase of concrete work has been completed at the Bayne Park skate plaza.

Work is beginning, he said, on designs for the third and final phase, which will include handicapped accessibility features and green infrastructure, funded by a grant from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Officials are struggling, however, with several problems that have developed at the skate plaza. One is the fact that skateboarders are using parking spaces that are supposed to be reserved for library patrons. The borough also has received a number of complaints about bad language and misbehavior by the skaters. Council member Mark Helbling has proposed hiring a security guard for the plaza.