Naming rights discussed for new Salem pavilion
Last month, selectmen saw the initial plans for the structure, which will include a roofed picnic area, restrooms, storage, and a concession stand.
Those fundraising efforts will likely include giving out naming rights for the pavilion to any entity willing to pay at least a quarter of the cost of the project, according to parks and recreation director Chris Dillon.
At Monday night’s board meeting, Selectmen Chairman raised the possibility of someone willing to donate more than a quarter of the cost of the project.Hargreaves said he had a conversation with someone who asked if those naming rights were more likely to extend past the 10 years if a larger portion of the cost of the project was donated.“If someone wants to give a substantial amount of money, I say why not?” said Hargreaves.
At the selectmen’s meeting in June, Selectman Everett McBride said he would also like to see a lower maintenance material used for the pavilion siding than the initially proposed cedar siding.
The first phase was the addition of a skate park and additional gravel parking and the second phase was the addition of some new playground equipment and the extension of the beach at Hedgehog Pond, according to Dillon.
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