Aug 09
"SOUTH HADLEY – The roof of the Senior Center keeps popping new leaks, and town officials are stepping up efforts to get the $750,000 they need to fix it. After a Community Development Block Grant failed to materialize by a narrow margin, South Hadley Town Planner Richard Harris and Town Administrator Paul Beecher enlisted the help of State Senator Stan Rosenberg and State Representative John Scibak to apply to the Block Grant’s Reserve Fund. To lessen the sum requested, the town is also seeking permission from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission to “reprogram” $250,000 from a grant originally designated for rehabilitation of a house on School Street. The Senior Center roof has leaks in the kitchen area, the conference area, and every classroom in the lower wing, said Senior Center Director Joanne Trybus. “It’s critical that it be taken care of,” said Harris..." Read the whole article.