Town eyeing improvements to Rec. Center: Public meeting May 14

The town is exploring ways to make improvements to the Recreation Center and is encouraging residents who use the facility to attend a special public hearing later this month to learn more about the proposed plan.

Officials hope to apply for a grant through the New York State Office of Community Renewal to facilitate the work but are seeking input from local residents before proceeding.

“We want to bring in people who use and enjoy the facility, go through the benefits of doing this work and help them help us make a more competitive bid,” said Scott LaMountain of Shelter Planning, a community development firm in Queensbury that is assisting the town in the grant application.

The money, which is part of the Community Development Block program, is available once a year to low to moderate income communities across the state. Each community can apply to receive up to $500,000.

The money can be used for a range of purposes, from addressing health and safety concerns to upgrading the building and make site improvements.

Stephanie Safka, town council person, said the town is interested in making general upgrades to the facility.

“The building really hasn’t been upgraded since it was built; everything is a little old. We would like to upgrade what we have and possibly purchase some new equipment,” Safka said.

She said the building is need of new signage, a more efficient heating system, and internet capabilities, among other things.

Before the town can apply for the grant, however, they need to capture an accurate picture of how many people use the facility and demonstrate that any improvements would be beneficial to those users. They would also like to gather input to see what work people would like to see done.

Users are strongly encouraged to attending a public hearing at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, at the Recreation Center. During the meeting, officials will lay out the details of the project and outline grant requirements.

For more information, call Safka at 499-1935.

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