The skateboard ramps that were removed this week from the Craig skate park were recently reviewed by CIRSA, the City’s insurance provider, and were determined to be substandard and dangerous. The inspection was performed as part of CIRSA’s annual audit of the city’s equipment. The city has been advised over the last two years that the ramps should be removed, as the structures were rotting away and were irreparable. The ramps, which were 18 or 19 years old, generally have an average life span of 8 to 10 years. Previous budgets were unable to provide funding for new ramps or repairs. CIRSA conveyed that the ramps were a safety hazard and that the city would have been found to be negligent if the public continued using them and an injury occurred. Funding for new skate ramps will be discussed at the city’s upcoming 2018 budget sessions.