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Bloomville pool opening again delayed

Repairs planned soon; mayor wants June 29 opening

June 7, 2013
By Dan McElhatten - Correspondent , The Advertiser-Tribune

BLOOMVILLE - There was frustration evident from some Bloomville council members at their regular meeting Wednesday evening. The village's plan to have Beeghly Park pool operational by early summer has been put on hold pending renovations by RenoSys, including patching and coating of surface concrete and installation of a liner.

Clerk-treasurer Janis Weasner told council the firm had planned on beginning in March, but a late snow delayed the work. RenoSys teams have been working in Kentucky and Tennessee, and hope to be in Bloomville this month. The estimated time to complete the project is two weeks, and Mayor Bob George hopes for a June 29 opening date. RenoSys may be onsite Monday. Council also discussed the pool manager position.

Council also heard an update on the wastewater treatment lagoon that has been plagued with violations of phosphorus and nitrogen ammonia removal. After years of wrangling with the builder and engineering firm and litigation, the EPA has directed the village to come up with a plan by July 1 to bring the system into compliance with its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit.

Authority for approving Peterman Associates to engineer a "control/limited discharge" system, which Weasner said is the least expensive, utilizing the least manpower and least mechanical equipment, is to shift from the Board of Public Affairs to village council because of the amount of money involved. Weasner said rates will undoubtedly increase since the village "doesn't have that kind of money laying around."

Police Chief Howard Minzer reported the Bicycle Rodeo June 1 was a success, with 17 children and eight adults participating. Bicycle helmets were donated to participants. Minzer said the rodeo would not have been successful without the help of the Boy Scouts.

Council heard the second reading of an ordinance adopting personnel policies for village employees as well as a pay ordinance.

Council expressed appreciation to the American Legion, Lions Club, TJ's Drive Thru and Republic Bank for donating funds to purchase hanging flower baskets for the downtown area, and to Bonnie Lease and Carol Adams who worked to hang and maintain the baskets.

Other items of note:

Members of CROSSWAEH painted the pool pump house, and cleaned New Haven Street for the Memorial Day parade.

George is soliciting ideas for next year's Memorial Day parade through letters to village hall.

Money left in the recycling grant is to be used for lifeguard chairs and possibly recycled tire mulch for park.

Bloomville was awarded $40,000 in Community Development Bloc Grant funds for downtown curbs and sidewalk improvements.

Upcoming events:

Bloomville garage sale days 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 7-8.

Senior Center potluck at Community Center June 11.

Council is to meet at 7 p.m. June 19.



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