Linden Gym upgrades in Sharpsburg's sight
Sharpsburg officials hope to make some improvements to Linden Gymnasium.
The site, which is owned by Sharpsburg, hosts the borough's weekly basketball clinic and other community events.
Councilman Greg Domian, who runs the clinics, said while the floor of the gym is in good shape, other parts need work — including the water fountains, scoreboard and ventilation system.
“I see that gym deteriorating and I know a lot of money was put into it,” Domian said.
He said the ceiling fans don't work and there is no water to drink.
He said fixing a water fountain that likely hasn't been updated in years is the top priority. He said he is looking into costs for those repairs.
“I swear that's the same water fountain I drank out of when I went to Sharpsburg Elementary School,” he said.
Councilman Anthony Sacco said officials should map out what work is needed. They then can see if funding is available.
“It'd be a good idea to get a list of stuff that needs to be replaced immediately,” Sacco said.
Domian also said there are holes in the scoreboard, making it unusable. He said he wants children from the clinic to play against other local clubs, meaning they will need a scoreboard.
“There's a lot of damage that's been done down there,” Domian said.
Domian said he wants to keep using the gym because of the success of the clinic and hopes to see it improved.
“I don't want to lose the momentum,” Domian said.
Tom McGee is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513, or email@example.com.
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