Gillette will pay about $430 to replace broken spinning seat at Dalbey Memorial Park

A Dalbey Memorial Park playground seat was broken at the base sometime Sept. 28 or 29, according to police reports. (Mary Stroka/County 17)

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The City of Gillette is spending roughly $430 to replace a spinning seat that was broken last weekend at a playground, Parks Manager Janie Kuntz said Thursday.

A city employee reported that sometime between 11 a.m. Sept. 29 and 11 a.m. Sept. 30, a plastic chair at Dalbey Memorial Park was broken at the base, causing $500 in damages, Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson told County 17 Monday.

Kuntz said the $500 was just an estimate.

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The city has ordered the replacement seat for about $430, including shipping costs, Kuntz said. The seat

“Fortunately, with that one, we can just replace the plastic on it, but we were hoping we wouldn’t have to dig it up. Sometimes that happens,” she said.

Dalbey Memorial Park is at 900 Edwards St., Gillette. The spinning chair is at the playground that’s southwest of the volleyball court, north of the parking lot that’s along the northern side of Fishing Lake and the pedestrian bridge that crosses over the lake.