A small group of residents applauded as the Nyack Board of Trustees voted, 4-0, in favor of a resolution
Mayor Jen White and Trustees Doug Foster, Don Hammond and Louise Parker voted for the measure. Marie Lorenzini was absent.
"Congratulations. We're very excited," White said to members of the group supporting the construction of a skate park who were present for the meeting.
The proposed skate park would be built in Memorial Park. The trustees have already approved a master plan for rehabilitation of the park. Those plans were also part of the discussion at Thursday's meeting.
The village requested input online from residents and community support for the idea was cited as one reason for the resolution. A slide presentation regarding the need for the skate park can be found here.
There are conditions for the board's support, including approval by Nyack land use boards, compliance with local, state and federal regulations and the funds to build it being raised by supporters of the skate park.
The resolution calls for a planning committee including supporters of the project and representatives of the board of trustees, which White said could be set up Friday.