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Edgewood Bath and Tennis Club
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On January 23, 2020 the Southbury Board of Selectmen unanimously approved a resolution authorizing him to execute an Option to Purchase Agreement between the Town of Southbury and the owners of the Edgewood Bath and Tennis Club (“Edgewood”). Per the agreement, the Town will pay a $3,000 non-refundable fee to the owners of Edgewood to secure an option to purchase their entire facility, including land and equipment, for a price of $2,000,000. The town has until July 31, 2020, to exercise this option. Final approval of the acquisition would be subject to a Town Meeting or Referendum.
On February 3rd, the First Selectman, Jeff Manville, appointed an ad hoc task force to study the Edgewood property and make a recommendation as to whether the Town should purchase the property. This Task Force has done a lot of work and is now ready to present its findings to the Town:
- Pool Task Force: Edgewood Purchase Option FAQ
- National Property Inspections: Edgewood Property Inspection Report
- National Property Inspections: Follow up Letter
- Bennett Sullivan Associates: Overview of Probable Estimated Costs for Ballantine Park Pool and Pool House
- Bennett Sullivan Associates: Overview of Probable Estimated Costs for Ballantine Park Pool and Pool House-Cost Breakdown
- Weston & Sampson: Ballantine Park Pool Facility Evaluation Report
- Weston & Sampson: Draft Ballantine Pool Cost Summary
- Pool Task Force: Pool Size and Cost Comparison
- Board of Finance: Financial Impact
- Pool Task Force: April 1, 2020 Presentation
- Pool Task Force: April 6 Questions and Answers
- Pool Task Force: April 6, 2020 Presentation
- Michael Ganem: Email from the Southbury Parks and Rec Director
- Maria Papiro: Email from the Ballantine Pool Director
- Lucy Suter: Email from the Panther Aquatic Club Head Swim Coach
- Kevin Bielmeier: Memo from the Southbury Economic Development Director
- Pool Task Force: April 13 Questions and Answers
- Pool Task Force: April 13, 2020 Presentation
- John Montelone: Email from Strategic Plan Commission
- Pool Task Force: Recommendation Report
- Pool Task Force: Recommendation Report Addendum
- Aquatectonic: Ballantine Pool Replacement Concept Cost Estimate
- Aquatectonic: Firm Profile
- Bennett Sullivan Associates: Probable Estimated Timeline of Ballantine Pool Construction Work Schedule
- Pool Task Force: Classification of Edgewood Responses as of April 20, 2020
- Pool Task Force: Compiled Questions and Comments Submitted About the Project
- Pool Task Force: ADA Grant Letter
- Pool Task Force: Grant Money Unavailable To Defray Cost Of Potential Ballantine Pool Project
- Department of Energy and Environmental Protection: Edgewood Pool Complaint Report
- Pool Task Force: Profit and Loss Projection Press Release
- Pool Task Force: Profit and Loss Projection
The Town held three virtual Informational Meetings to allow the Task Force to present information and to gather feedback.
On April 16, the Ad Hoc Task Force formally recommended the purchase of Edgewood to the Board of Selectmen. The acquisition has since been endorsed by the Board of Finance, the Strategic Plan Commission, the Planning Commission, and the Parks and Recreation Commission.
Edgewood Bath and Tennis Club held Open House for the General Public on June 12-14. Click here for more info.
Southbury Board of Selectmen scheduled a Referendum to vote on exercising the option to purchase Edgewood Bath and Tennis Club which will take place on Thursday, July 16, 2020 from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Center Fire House, Main Street South.
Southbury Board of Selectmen delayed the Referendum on the option to purchase Edgewood Bath and Tennis Club Town to complete due diligence with regard to the transaction.
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