As the cooler months approach, Briarcliff Manor is looking to repair some of its outdoor recreation facilities—starting with the pool.
"It's already started," said Village Manager Philip Zegarelli, referring to the replacement of the pool liner. "The old liner is virtually already taken out."
Like many of its other recent projects, Zegarelli said the village is taking advantage of a slower economy and competitive bids to score good deals on major construction.
"The mayor and board are very much focused on infrastructure and fixing up items such as water mains and the water supply," he said. "The bid pricing on these major construction items has been very aggressive."
At its October 17 meeting, the village board voted to spend $68,715 on a replacement pool liner for the village pool/wading pool at Law Memorial Park from the manufacturer RenoSys of Indianapolis, IN.
In a memo to Zegarelli, Parks and Recreation Superintendent Henry Jamin said the pool's original liner had a 10-year warranty and has been in place for 13 seasons.
"I believe this fact increases the urgency of the project and enables classifying this as an emergency repair," Jamin wrote.
"People tend to forget about or overlook these types of things," Zegarelli explained. "They think, 'Oh, the pool looks great,' but it needs attention just like anything else."
The village also received two bids for repairs to the platform tennis courts at the park and decided to award a $29,013.50 bid to Reilly Green Mountain Platform Tennis.
Zegarelli said the platform tennis courts were also a project the village believed were in need of repair shortly.
"These are items that need to be done," he said.