LISBON – The Mitchell Joseph Breton-Tuplin Playground will be name of the new facility being built at the MTM Community Center in Lisbon Falls.

Councilors on Tuesday approved the name in memory of the 12-year-old boy who passed away in 2014.

The Tuplin family has contributed $16,000 toward the construction.

“In the past 25 years that I’ve been here I haven’t seen so much support for a certain item so quickly than we have this playground,” Mark Stevens, Parks and Recreation director, said. “I’m very thankful and appreciative of our community.”

During the meeting, councilors also approved the playground bid of $49,299 to GameTime for its design. The design fits within the 60- by 40-foot footprint.

“It has inclusivity that we were looking for and it is accessible to children with all needs, which is very important,” Stevens said. “This (design) best fits what we think would be best for Lisbon.”

Councilors also discussed adding an extra security camera to the playground area.

The area has a history associated with vandalism, Chairman Allen Ward said.

A camera is an extra $1,500 that would be taken from the technology department’s building account.

Stevens also announced that the Lisbon Christmas tree will need to be cut down for the construction of the playground, but will be replaced with a “bigger and better one.”

In other business, it was announced that

• Lisbon High School graduation will be at 11 a.m. June 11;

• The school budget referendum will be from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 13 at the Lisbon High School gymnasium; and

• The Town Budget public hearing will be at 7 p.m. June 20 at at the Town Office.

 

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