These are difficult economic times. Many people are out of work. However—there is some good news. Please take a look at the following chart from the building department comparing building department fees from 2005 to 2010.
RICHARD PRESSER/WEBB PLAYGROUND UPDATE Demolition is presently underway and installation will start in less than two weeks. We hope the new playground will be up before the start of the school year. The playground costs $120,000 but will NOT be paid for with taxpayer dollars. We are using developer escrow fees. The old playground was aging, becoming unsafe and was not up to date with the latest safety standards. Sorry for the inconvenience to children and parents who use the playground. We thought this was the best time of the year to construct the new playground.
THE EDGEMONT SCHOOL DISTRICT ALSO REPLACED A PLAYGROUND AT THE GREENVILLE SCHOOL—My 11 year old daughter was thrilled to see the new playground at the Greenville school on Ardsley Road. This playground is also replacing an old playground that was built around the same time the playground was installed at Webb.
DAVID ROTHSTEIN RETIRING AS DIRECTOR OF EDGEMONT SUMMER DAY CAMP—The Town Board will be honoring David Rothstein at our August 11th Town Board meeting. David is retiring as director of the Edgemont summer day camp after more than three decades of service. He came up with innovative programs, provided thousands of children with a fun and exciting summer camp experience. The meeting starts at 7:30 PM at Greenburgh Town Hall. . Help us salute a great camp director!
POOL UPDATE (DOBBS FERRY POOL HAD TO BE SHUT DOWN THIS WEEKEND)—Yesterday, I was in Dobbs Ferry for the Road to Freedom Day parade –commemorating the role Dobbs Ferry played in the Revolutionary War. Spoke to the Mayor. The Dobbs Ferry pool, like the Greenburgh pool, is aging. Unfortunately – the pool had to be shut down this weekend. The village estimates that the cost of a new pool will be $5 million dollars. We should all pay close attention to their experiences –our pool consultants anticipate that we could also experience similar problems in the future.