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Cairo officials limit bathroom access at town park due to vandalism

Apr 27, 2022 12:30 am

Melanie Lekocevic is reporting for Capital Region Independent Media vandalism of the public bathrooms at Angelo Canna Town Park has prompted the Cairo Town Board to close the facilities part time. During the off-hours, the park's permanent restrooms have been vandalized a number of times, resulting in costly damage, Town Supervisor Jason Watts said at the board's April 20 public meeting. “We went through almost $1,000 worth of stuff,” Watts said. “Urinals, soap dispensers have been broken. There was feces all over the walls. We had cones stuffed in the toilet, rolls of toilet paper stuffed into them. It’s every time we turn around,” the supervisor said. Because the vandalism occurred inside the restrooms, it was not recorded on surveillance cameras. No arrests have been made. Watts proposed that after the bathrooms have been pressure washed, they be closed overnight going forward, but open during the day when the park is in use or when public events are happening. The board unanimously agreed to rent a port-a-potty at the cost of roughly $2,500 for year-round use. Read the full story at The UpStater [dot] com.