Aidan’s Playground, a project that has touched the lives of residents in Westford and other nearby towns, has hit a roadblock this week according to reports on Facebook.
In a post from Tuesday, representatives of the project reported that an additional $4,000 will be needed due to Massachusetts labor laws requiring prevailing wages in construction of the project: a Littleton playground scheduled to be built in the memory of a young boy who died in 2012.
The project honors Aidan Mallio, a 10-month-old Littleton boy who drowned just two weeks after his father was diagnosed with leukemia.
Spokespeople from the group also indicated their claim that prevailing wages were not required for a similar memorial playground located in Westford built in memory of a young boy who passed away in 2007.
Although the playground is planned to be built in Littleton, it has drawn numerous volunteers from Westford, including a visit from Peter Walsh of TLC and O Magazine earlier this year at the Abbot School.
UPDATE: The town of Littleton has agreed to contribute the funding needed to pay prevailing wages.