Bid Specs Prepared/Driveway Established

This Spring the Village of Delhi Planning Board approved the West Branch Recreation and Aquatic Center pool site plans. This was soon after the NYS Health Department approved and stamped the pool plans authorizing the committee to move forward in the project. Passing the detailed inspection by the DOH is a major hurdle. And, they will continue to monitor the project and inspect the facility on a regular basis for as long as the swimming pool is in operation. The Planning Board completed and approved the SEQR (State Environmental Quality Review) which indicated a negative declaration/impact to the environment. This step gives the committee the authorization to break ground. Immediately afterwards, the pool plans and necessary paperwork were sent to the New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Agency for their final review phase of approval. Their official approval is a requirement for the committee to be assured of the $200,000 grant awarded 4 years ago.

With  help from the Architectural Engineer, Ben Hanbicki, who incorporated the committee’s wish list into a design 8 years ago  and additional help from members of the committee, the bid specs are near completion. The Pool Committee, under the wing of the Town of Delhi, expects to bid out, if all goes well, before the summer is over.

Through dialogue and negotiation, several entities within the community agreed where the safest route to the swimming pool should be. The Pool Committee is elated and appreciative to all who made this driveway entry to the pool possible. It will assure safe and direct access to the pool for all who want to enjoy the many recreational and social opportunities the swimming pool offers.

So are we there yet?  The Pool Committee believes we are pretty close!!