Katie Wickum has been long boarding for almost a year. The Sackets Harbor resident says the sport helps her relieve stress and have a good time.

Lately, Wickum says it's been getting harder to enjoy the sport because the rough pavement at the village's skate park makes it dangerous for her and her friends to ride outside. 
"I would like better concrete, because its very unsafe and I tend to fall when I skate here," she said.
Things might be looking up for Wickum and her friends. 
Several skateboarders attended Tuesday night's meeting of the Sackets Harbor village board to ask for improvements to the skate park.
"I just wish kids like me had a nice place to go and nice place to skate," Wickum told the village board.
The board acknowledged they already had money in the budget to fix the concrete and add lights to the park, changes they plan to start in the fall.
Sackets Harbor Police Chief Richard Coseo also announced he would look to see if there was money in the budget to purchase safety equipment.  
"I can look into helmet issues and that type of thing, also," Coseo said. "If there's money available, I can help them out in those areas."
The board invited the kids to its September 19 recreation committee meeting.
They said the committee would help the kids come up with a proposal for what other equipment they need for the park.