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Pound Ridge Board Accepts Plans for Pool House Renovation

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. The Pound Ridge Town Board has accepted the proposed redesign of the pool house at Town Park and, if all goes according to plan, the renovations should be completed by Memorial Day.

The board met with architect James Best at its Thursday night meeting to look over the final proposal for the $150,000 project, which is being paid for through a bond the board approved last month.

“This is basically an interior modification,” Best explained. “The bathroom, dressing room and kitchen will be repainted and all disrepair will be repaired.”

The renovation will create just one entryway from the bathroom to the changing area.

“The plan is to close the current entrance and create a new entrance to the bathroom and make it all handicapped accessible,” Best said.

The plans also call for making the facility more energy-efficient, with everything being electronically operated.

“It’s a huge facelift and it should impress a lot of people,” Best said.

The redesigned kitchen will include new features the public has requested, including skylights, and there will be ceiling fans installed in the bathroom as well as a new water heater.

“Not necessarily everything that has been specked out will be ready by Memorial Day, but the building will be operational,” said Council member Dick Lyman. “We can continue the work throughout the summer.”

One exterior facelift the building will get is a makeover of the patio area, which is currently made up of gravel and stone. That will be replaced with brick-like pavers. Lyman showed the board some paver samples.

“They are a green product made from recycled truck tires,” Lyman said. “They’re permeable so the rain won’t accumulate on top and they won’t get very hot so you can walk on them.”

Lyman said the town got a good deal on the pavers and will pay $6.92 a square foot for them to cover the 2,400-square-foot patio area for a total cost of about $17,000.

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