Sammy the Swimmer!

This is Sammy, our pool project mascot.  He was  introduced to the Pool Committee as a possible representative (mascot) by Scott Oles. He was unanimously approved to join our committee and will undoubtedlyhelp us make the biggest splash in all of Delaware County when the pool is filled and open!!  It is expected that Sammy will remain a light hearted,  catchy symbol  of this pool project and take a visible spot at the swimming pool once it is complete.

As you can see in one of Sammy's photos, he has been getting around Delhi.  Check out Facebook and guess the locations!!

March Events

March 5th--There will be an Open Public Forum on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 to inform the communities about The West Branch Recreation and Aquatic Center Committee's progress (informally known as the Swimming Pool Project) and to field  any questions the public may have.  This will be at the Delhi Town Hall at 5 Elm Street, Delhi. Time to be determined soon.

March 6th--The next meeting of the Pool Committee will be on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 5:30pm at the Delhi Town Hall.

March 23rd--Look for the Pool Committee's presence at the annual St. Patrick's Day parade on March 23, 2013.  This parade has grown both in size and public interest. After a long, cold winter, this event brings the community together, energizing both the participants and spectators alike.

To help the Pool Project get closer to its goal, Jonas Shaw, owner of The Quarter Moon Cafe at 53 Main Street in Delhi, will generate donations for the pool through his sales of Ommegang beer that same day.

Architectural Drawings Submitted to the NYS Department of Health

The architectural drawings of the swimming pool, pool house and site  were recently submitted to the NYS Department of Health for review and approval. The Pool Committee expects to hear back from them in a few weeks.  The architectural engineering firm of Integrated Aquatics Engineering, Inc. out of Pennsylvania, known in the Northeast for their expertise in designing a wide variety of aquatic facilities, has been a part of this project since 2006.  Presentation to the Planning Boards and the SEQR process are but a few of the steps still necessary.  The committee is still moving forward with plans to start the pool house as soon as the specifications are available and the bid process is complete.

At the meeting on February 13, 2013, the Pool Committee decided to again submit a grant application to the O'Connor Foundation.  They will also  seek a grant through Donors Who Care in hopes of securing some additional funds. With the Town and Village of Delhi and all the surrounding communities coming together to see this project to its completion, the grant potential becomes stronger and stronger!

Karen Graves Art Purchase Supports Pool Fund

The Pool Committee is delighted to hear that Karen Graves, a talented local artist and owner of Stonewall Watercolors, will be displaying her artwork at the Delaware National Bank in Delhi for the coming six weeks.  She will be making a donation to the pool project for each of her original, signed limited edition prints sold. Don't miss the opportunity to see her work and have the chance to enjoy her art in your homes.   May Karen's generous offer be a perfect reminder that any contribution made to our community swimming pool is very much needed and appreciated.

Moving Right Along!

Although it appears the Pool Committee is not actively moving forward, its members have remained diligent and steadfast behind the scenes to secure accurate and bid ready specifications for the pool, pool house, fencing and landscaping. Contributions came in all last Fall and continue through this Winter.  It has been a long process with many detours in requirements we must meet, but we are still moving forward.  Our funds have climbed to $620,000, which is HUGE.  Yes, if you have heard the pool house is going in this Spring, you are right!!  It is going to happen!!!  

For all you pool veterans, if you have photos of your days in and around the old Sheldon Drive pool, share them with us on our Facebook page.  Also, don't hesitate to share your ideas on Fundraisers etc. as this project gathers its strength through the support and ideas of all those who are interested in the success of this project. It's called TEAM!

Bill Oles Steps Down As Chairman of the Committee

It was with deep regrets that the Pool Committee accepted the resignation of Bill Oles as Chairman of the Committee.  He has actively provided leadership, his background in building pools and given countless hours and days to this community swimming pool project since the Fall of 2003.  Luckily, he continues to attend the monthly meetings and contributes his vast knowledge on pool construction and what is required for successful operation and maintenance.

The Committee appointed Scott Oles as the new Chairman.

Sammy the Swimmer

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