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Village eyes banning basketball hoops from right of way

Munsey Park Village Hall is located at 1777

Munsey Park Village Hall is located at 1777 Northern Blvd. (May 22, 2013) (Credit: Tara Conry)

The Village of Munsey Park is considering banning basketball hoops from the village right of way.

The measure, introduced last week, would amend village law that allows the village board to decide on a case-by-case basis whether to allow residents to erect basketball hoops in front yards along streets in the village. Mayor Frank DeMento said trustee Patrick Hance proposed the law after a resident asked to put up a permanent basketball hoop along the street.

“We didn’t want the streets lined with basketball hoops,” DeMento said. “It’s a safety issue for kids playing in the street, and it’s an aesthetic issue because the basketball hoops will be smack in the middle of someone’s front yard.”

The board is scheduled to take up the law again at its Feb. 12 meeting.

Tags: Munsey Park , village , ban , basketball , hoops , towns

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