THE TOWN POOL OPENS ON MONDAY---POOL ENDING ITS LIFE SPAN..NEW POOL TO BE REBUILT WITHIN 5-6 YEARS
Release Date: May 30, 2010
The AFV Park town pools will be open on Memorial Day from 10 am - 5:45 pm. The pool complex will be open on weekends and closed during the weekdays until June 19th when we will be open daily. Here is the schedule for the summer.
ANTHONY F. VETERAN PARK
Dates and Hours of Operation
Weekends: May 31, June 5 & 6, June 12 & 13, June 19 & 20 - 10am-5:45pm…
..June 21 –24, 12pm -7:45
June 25 – August 9, 9am-7:45pm..August 10 –13, 11am – 6:45pm…August 14 – 15, 9am – 7:45pm…August 16 – 20, 11am – 6:45pm…August 21 – 22, 9am – 7:45pm…August 23 – 27, 11am – 6:45pm…August 28 – 29, 9am – 6:45pm…August 30- Sept. 3, 11am – 6:45pm…September 4 -6, 9am – 6:45pm…
Did you know that the town pool is at the end of its lifespan? Within the next five or six years a new pool will have to be rebuilt, replacing the existing pools at AF Veteran park. A report was commissioned last year and should be released shortly. The study consists of two parts—a state sanitary compliance report and will include pool improvement recommendations. The report also addresses Massaro Park’s outdoor pool. Because the new pool will have to comply with county health and state sanitary requirements the cost of construction will be very expensive –could approach $8.5 million dollars (this is a guess-timate since we have not gone out to bid).
QUESTION: Should the town seek an amendment to the NYS Finneran Law that would authorize the town to open up the pool to village residents IF villages, within the town, would contribute towards the cost of the construction of a new pool? Village governments would have the option of deciding whether they want to offer residents of their communities the opportunity to enjoy the AF Veteran pool. Some villages might choose to join the pool, others may not.
One of the reasons why we commissioned the study now is because we want to have time to prepare for the construction of a new pool. When the time comes to close down our existing pool and build a new pool (this will take place within the next five or six years)– we should try hard to avoid losing a pool season. Bids should be completed and awarded before a summer season ends. The goal: The day after the pool closes construction should start. Hopefully, the pool would be ready to use by the following summer. Good planning could help ensure that our residents will always be able to count on a great summer at AF Veteran Park.