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Danbury officials accept donations of meditation bench, field fence

A granite bench has been approved for outside the Danbury War Memorial.  The meditation bench is next to the Veterans Memorial Walkway near the Korean War monument.  It's a grey wall style bench with lettering that measures 72 inches by 18 inches.  City Council President Joe Cavo says the Veterans Council of Danbury previously approved the installation.


The bench is from Swenson Granite Works in Newtown and valued at about $2,000.


The Danbury Dominican Softball League has proposed an outfield fence at softball field #1 at Rogers Park.  The group says the chain link fence is needed to prevent injury to players from going into the drainage ditch that runs the length of the outfield. 


Recreation Department Chairman Nick Kaplanis addressed a concern from City Councilman Duane Perkins about non-city employees working on city property.  He says fence installation is not something usually done by City employees, it's contracted out of house.


The area is flood prone, so city officials will meet to make sure the fence is properly installed.  Public Works Director Antonio Iadarola says they don't want the new structure to create a blockage that would displace some of the normal flooding that takes place there. 


The project is valued at about $4,500.

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