Water Park in Brookville
5, 2014- John Pozza
Brookville Council last night debated moving forward on a proposed recreational
project for the borough. Following suggestions from residents at the borough's
recent town hall meeting, council's community resources committee proposed
pursuing a grant from the state Department of Conservation and Natural
Resources to help develop a water park.
While water parks have been successful
drawing people to communities similar to Brookville, council opted to table the
idea until it has a plan in place. Most grants require a feasibility study to
even apply, which, in this case would have cost around $3,000...money council
wasn't willing to spend.
other business, fire chief Jim Lipuma said his department was no longer
interested in leasing the former school administration building from the
borough for training and office space. While council previously approved the
arrangement, Lipuma said the borough has been dragging its feet for over three
months in getting a lease drawn up.
Council has continued using taxpayer money
this winter to maintain and heat the vacant building for nearly $300 a month.