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Casey Park Ice Rink

Casey Park ice rink in Auburn. The Auburn City Council has authorized the purchase of a new ice-resurfacing unit. 

AUBURN — The Auburn City Council gave the green light to purchasing a new ice resurfacer to maintain the ice rink at the Casey Park recreational facility. 

The council voted unanimously Thursday to replace Casey Park's current ice cleaning unit which, according to the city resolution, has become "deteriorated" and "unreliable."

The unit, which costs just under $140,000 and is expected to last for 15 years, will be covered through the city's general fund. 

Another unit will be rented until the new ice-resurfacing machine arrives.

Zamboni Company, which typically charges $6,500 a month for rental units, has agreed to provide a short-term deal where monthly payments would be chopped to just $100 a month. The short-term rental will be covered by the Casey Park operating budget.

The old equipment will be sold at auction to help offset the cost of the new unit. 

In other news

• Two-way traffic will resume on Lincoln Street by the Auburn parking garage. Auburn City Manager Jeff Dygert said the street is expected to reopen Friday morning. A three-way stop is now placed at the intersection of Lincoln and William. 

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Staff writer Dan Orzechowski can be reached at (315) 282-2239 or dan.orzechowski@lee.net. Follow him on Twitter @OrzechowskiDan

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