New Windsor tot lot nearly done, mayor says

Final inspection, work on screening still needed

October 06, 1999|By Sheridan Lyons | Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF

After two years, the Atlee Ridge tot lot is nearing completion, New Windsor Mayor Jack A. Gullo Jr. told the Town Council last night.

The Greater New Windsor Committee agreed to provide labor and tools to put up benches, riding toys and swings, some of it purchased two years ago, Gullo said.

The project is awaiting a final inspection and a decision whether to plant trees or put up a fence for screening.

"For now, it is still closed until the fences are up, and everything is settled, " Gullo said. "But come spring, we'll have a brand-new tot lot."

"It took a lot longer than we anticipated," said Kevin Null, who headed the project for the Greater New Windsor Committee.

Over the years, he said, "a lot of identifying marks wore off, and it took us hours to identify screws and nuts and bolts, and we were missing quite a few."

In other business:

The mayor introduced the town's new finance secretary, Sharon Nobles, who will work from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Saturdays, to answer residents' questions and to "be directly responsible for handling the town's purse strings," Gullo said.

Gullo said the town is reviewing several proposals to lease cellular antenna space on its water tower.

Councilwoman Rebecca H. Harman proposed that the town's annual tree lighting be held at 6: 30 p.m. Dec. 1. "We need cookies," Harman said, for the social hour after the ceremony.

Pub Date: 10/06/99

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