Waterfront Concerts Partner with Parks and Rec. to Alleviate Smell
At Monday’s meeting of the Bangor Parks and recreation advisory committee, members did not discuss the actions taken by the department to alleviate a foul smell the Waterfront Concerts venue, caused by heavy rainfall on the organic loam.The turf management fund was tapped to temporarily take care of the problem. After the meeting, the department’s director Tracy Willette talked about the steps they took to eliminate the issue. “We were able to remove the topsoil and stockpile it. We added some drainage. We added a different surface, a small round stone, in anticipation of Friday’s event,” said Willette. The estimated cost to remove the loam and sod is around $10,000. Right now, 25 cents per ticket goes to the grounds maintenance fund.Willette says that account could break even or even go into the red. No word yet on a final cost estimate for the work there.