WADDINGTON – A new gazebo could be coming to the village.
The village Board of Trustees is considering constructing a 40-by-40-foot gazebo to take the place of its outdated pavilion in Island View Park.
The 22-by-40 foot, barn red-painted pavilion was built by members of the Waddington Fire Department in 1976.
It has served its purpose, and weve made good use of it, Mayor Janet M. Otto-Cassada said. Wed like to move the gazebo down farther on St. Lawrence Avenue and toward the river.
The gazebo would mirror its sister structure on Main Street, which has become a symbol of the village, imprinted on T-shirts and town memorabilia.
Moving the pavilion would not interfere with the concert series, but actually improve the performances, Mrs. Otto-Cassada said.
Waddington Concert Series Coordinator Louise C. Smith has said she would like to see something bigger, especially since the events have become more popular and more well-known acts are drawing larger and larger crowds.
Concerts have attracted audiences numbering over 200 people, she said.
A new gazebo would sport an elevated stage and electrical hookups.
Island View Park, Mrs. Otto-Cassada said, is a prime location.
Were hoping we can use the gazebo for weddings and receptions, too, she said.
The cost of the proposed gazebo has yet to be estimated.
Were still working on that, Mrs. Otto-Cassada said. That wont be determined until next spring.