Danbury is planning to add two basketball courts, but not much more is planned beyond that. Mayor Mark Boughton included money for the infrastructure in a capital budget approved by the City Council in May.
At their meeting last week, City Councilman Duane Perkins asked for an update on site location search progress. Boughton says he and Public Works Director Antonio Iadarola have been meeting about a couple of ideas. He noted that they have already started looking at base materials for the courts themselves. Boughton hopes to have something up by early spring.
Perkins asked if the City Council would have input on location.
Boughton says he will be deferring to Iadarola, the Police Chief and Planning Director. But he added that before shovels go in the ground, the Council will be briefed.
Boughton says the City has to be careful where they are placed, somewhere with a maximum amount of visibility and accessibility.