Bloomville hears pool update

BLOOMVILLE – Bloomville Street Superintendent Rick Dentinger reported to council Wednesday evening he has made many calls to RenoSys in order to determine a start date for installation of the pool liner at the Beegly Park pool and anticipated a return call Thursday.

Councilwoman Carol Adams expressed concern that the work is being delayed and consequently will delay the pool opening. Solicitor Tim Hoover said he would draft a letter, however council decided they would wait for a call back from RenoSys. Adams questioned whether installation of the liner could be delayed until fall. Clerk-Treasurer Janis Weasner said Dentinger would have considerable labor in order to ready the pool for opening and could not guarantee that work could be completed if starting at this late date. Repair patching and painting would be involved and would be an unnecessary cost when the liner is installed.

It also was reported that CROSSWAEH workers will be painting the pool pump house, and new chemical feed pumps have been installed. Adams met with Weasner to review items to be purchased with recycling funds. A lifeguard chair is necessary and is to be purchased. Metal benches which were preferred do not have sufficient recycled content to be eligible to be purchased. Playground mulch may be purchased when an accurate balance is determined.

Mayor Robert George announced the Memorial Day parade is at 10 a.m. Saturday. The parade is to begin on West New Haven Street and travel south on SR 19 ending at Beeghly Park.

George said the Street and Sidewalk Committee compiled a listing of sidewalks on New Haven and Marion streets in disrepair. Council was undecided how to move forward with the program. Hoover said standard practice dictates two inches or more is deemed as unlevel and subject to removal and replacement. Residents would be advised they have a specific deadline to make repairs or the village would complete the work and invoice the appropriate landowners. Adams questioned whether council was prepared to “follow through” or it should not even be started. It was suggested a listing of contractors could be made available to landowners and that it may be coordinated between several owners to have walks poured at the same time.

Councilwoman Nancy Zellers asked if council would assist in landscaping the community calendar on the north side of the village. She said plants need to be dug up and the area rototilled. She suggested replacing flowers with shrubs.

Bucyrus Road Materials has completed the hot patch application to water break areas.

Local resident Jim Price said he removed his rental house at 16 W. New Haven St. He is negotiating an arrangement with a neighbor to exchange 23 feet of property in order to install a driveway from the rear of his 19 N. Marion St. property to West New Haven Street. He was instructed to consult with water and wastewater superintendent Darin Brown regarding any utilities which may be present in the affected area. He is to update council.

A pay ordinance was approved, as well as a transfer of $10,000 from the General Fund to the Police Fund. Council also heard the first reading of an ordinance which adopts personnel policies for village employees.

Other items of note included:

Weasner advised Seneca County Commissioner Jeff Wagner had contacted her regarding questions on the Community Development Block Grant application.

A potluck dinner is at noon June 11 at Community Center for Senior Citizens. Community garage sales are June 7-8. Permits may be obtained from the village office. There is no cost for the permit, but registering at the office will place them on the map.

Weasner reported she has placed a “help wanted” ad in the newspaper for the pool manager. Fliers also have been placed around town. No opening date has been established due to the delay in the liner installation. Council approved to pay the pool manager $9 an hour. Weasner said council typically would have a resolution to hire the manager prior to pool opening, but many details still are up in the air. Adams said she was comfortable with George making a hiring decision and council would approve it retroactively.

  • Jim Price said he has commercial lawn cutting equipment which would be loaned to the village for demonstration purposes. Council members approved the loan, which will be coordinated with Dentinger.

Council is to meet at 7 p.m. June 5 at the village office.