FARMINGTON — Acceptance of a $10,000 grant from a local health coalition for an activity addition to the Farmington Community Center will be considered by the Board of Selectmen at its meeting on Tuesday.

The selectmen will meet for their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the town office.

Farmington Parks and Recreation Director Matt Foster has been in discussions with the Healthy Community Coalition about a $10,000 grant the group is offering to the town of Farmington for the installation of a climbing wall at the Community Center, Town Manager Richard Davis said Monday.

Foster and Laurie Soucy, physical education program grant director for the Healthy Community Coalition, will be at Tuesday’s meeting to provide specifics about the grant and the possible addition of the climbing wall.

According to Davis, the proposed climbing wall would be about eight feet tall and come equipped with padding at the base of it. It would be located on the back wall of the stage inside the community center with a curtain running in front of it so it could be partitioned off if necessary.

Davis said that if the selectmen want to act on accepting the grant at Tuesday’s meeting, they may make a motion to accept the funding. If they want to receive further information about the grant, a motion to accept the grant may be scheduled for a future meeting.

The Community Center at 127 Middle St. provides indoor recreation for both Farmington youth and adults. The center already features a basketball court, a baseball pitching machine, a volleyball court, three pickleball courts, three badminton courts, a shuffleboard court, a weight room and a recreation room with karaoke, video game and stereo systems.

At Tuesday’s meeting, the selectmen will also appoint an interim Farmington director to sit on the Mt. Blue Regional School District Board.

Director Yvette Robinson resigned from her position on the board earlier this month because she has moved to Wilton, making her ineligible to represent Farmington on the board.

Davis has received four applications for the position. The interim director will serve the remainder of Robinson’s term, which expires in June.

An election for the position will be held before the Town Meeting on March 28 to fill the position for a full three-year term.

Lauren Abbate — 861-9252

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Twitter: @Lauren_M_Abbate

 


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