Peck Hill, pool top talk at New Milford Boro

A long-awaited street project in New Milford Borough is moving forward.
At the Thursday, June 1 meeting, borough council opened bids for the Peck Hill Street project. The borough had received an approval for the Dirt and Gravel Roads project.
Council received two bids for the job and awarded it to low-bidder Ken Raugh Excavating for $33,800.
The project goes hand-in-hand with a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) project. The combination of both projects is expected to alleviate storm water run-off issues on the street.
Paula Millard, of Susquehanna Clean Air Network, approached council regarding a request to use Blue Ridge Park for a community celebration in August. She said the group would also like to host a 5K run/walk on the borough streets.
With the town pool getting set to open, the borough was still without a pool manager as of June 1. The Recreation Board was given the authority to hire a pool manager by council.
Council members Ken Carey and Kerin Welch, who both also serve on the Recreation Board, reported that there are several issues with the pool.
Currently, there are multiple skimmers that are not working; and the masonry work around the pool is crumbling.
Council members discussed potential renovations. The last time a major renovation was done was in 1987, Council President Rick Ainey said. The pool was installed in the 1950s.
Two years ago, council received notice that a complete pool renovation would cost about $750,000.
Ainey said that before the 1987 project, a town meeting was held and people came out in favor of the project and pledge support to help fund the renovations.
The borough is looking for a part-time, seasonal worker. Potential candidates must be 18 years of age.
Council also discussed the Midtown Festival, which took place on Saturday, June 3.

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