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Brentwood Borough seeks pool work bids

| Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, 11:00 p.m.

Brentwood Borough Council will begin soliciting bids for the repair of its 50-year-old community pool.

“It's hoped that construction will begin on or around Aug. 13,” borough Manager George Zboyovsky said in an email. “The pool's last day will be Aug. 12 this year.”

The pool needs new concrete decking, pipes and a liner to limit leakage. It's estimated this work will cost $500,000. The second phase of the project will be repairs to the pool's bathhouse, which also is 50 years old and is not ADA compliant.

Zboyovsky said council is moving forward with architectural drawings and bid documents. This phase of the project is expected to cost between $500,000 and $800,000.

“They (council) also approved the borough's applying for another grant to assist with funding this $500,000 project,” he said.

Council also is weighing bids on who will manage the pool this summer.

In previous years, Jeff Ellis Management LLC managed the pool and primarily dealt with staffing and the scheduling of lifeguards. The company, based in Florida, bid $42,374.36 for this year's contract. It bid $55,000 for the pool contract in 2019 and 2020. American Pool Management, located in Pittsburgh, bid $47,000 for the contract this year, and $49,400 in 2019 and $51,500 in 2020.

In other news:

• Council asked Brentwood EMS for five years of its financial records. Zboyovsky said the rationale behind this request is that the service will be relocated to the new borough building planned for the former Snee dairy site.

Brentwood Borough gives EMS an annual $90,000 contribution.

“Council is looking at investing over $1 million to provide space to Brentwood EMS and they want to be certain the Brentwood EMS is financially stable and sustainable,” he said. “The last thing (we) want is to provide space to Brentwood EMS at a cost of around $1 million and then in two or three years they approach the borough and say they can no longer afford to pay the lease payment.”

Suzanne Elliott is a Tribune-Review staff writer. She can be reached at 412-871-2346 or at or via Twitter @41Suzanne.

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