Constitution Pipeline Community Grant Awarded

The Constitution Pipeline Community Grant Program has awarded the West Branch Recreation and Aquatic Center Committee, a subcommittee under the Town of Delhi, a $25,000 grant for the construction of the community swimming pool. Under the expertise of Lori Paulson, a long time member of the Pool Committee and Grant Manager for Delaware County Economic Development, the application for consideration was submitted. Since 2008, Paulson has worked diligently to explore possible grants to assure the community could experience the summer recreational opportunities provided by a swimming pool, a facility which was once the focal point for summer activities in the greater Delhi area.  It was in 1950 that a group of energetic and optimistic residents, much like today’s Pool Committee, fundraised for a community swimming pool on Sheldon Drive.  That original group included the current Pool Committee’s Chairman Bill Oles whose business savvy paved the way from 2003 until 2011 when he stepped down due to health issues. Their venture gave this community a swimming pool that lasted 50 years. This present Pool Committee has every intention of doing the same!

Through the tireless work of Chris Maney, the bid specs have been prepared. After engineer review, the Pool Committee expects to go out to bid in January 2015. Bar any unforeseen issues, the swimming pool should be built this coming summer 2015. Because the Constitution Pipeline Community Grant can be used for not only pool construction, but also for fencing, the bathhouse and equipment, the Pool Committee can confidently say this project is securely in the “home stretch”.


Thank you Constitution Pipeline Community Grant Program!