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Law Park Pavilion Update Tops Briarcliff Village Manager's Report

Village Manager Philip Zegarelli says authorities are still investigating the cause of the December fire that destroyed Briarcliff Manor's pool pavilion in Law Memorial Park.
Village Manager Philip Zegarelli says authorities are still investigating the cause of the December fire that destroyed Briarcliff Manor's pool pavilion in Law Memorial Park. Photo Credit: File

BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- Police are still working to uncover the cause of the fire that destroyed the pool pavilion at Law Memorial Park in Briarcliff Manor, according to Village Manager Philip E. Zegarelli’s latest report.

The pavilion, widely considered to be the heart of the community, went up in flames in December.

The village is now seeking approval from insurers to tear down what remains of the pavilion’s “super structure”; the floor may still be able to be saved, Zegarelli said.

Meanwhile, the pool has been checked and refilled and the village is hoping to have it opened by Memorial Day weekend, he added.

In other village news:

  • From the Library and Community Center. An exhibit of historic map s from the collection of the Briarcliff Manor-Scarborough Historical Society will be on display on the second floor of the library until Sunday, Jan. 31. A-Craft-A-Month workshop (make a mobile for your room) will be held from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, for 6- to 9-year-olds. Children ages 10 and over are welcome to be helpers. Caregivers are welcome to stay and help and/or drop off and pick up. Registration is required. Contact Amy Kaplan at abgkaplan@gmail.com or (914) 941-7072. Working with Word . 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14. Learn basic and intermediate Word 2010 features including formatting, creating tables, headers and footers, adding images and more. Basic computer skills are needed and registration is required. To register, email sglick@wlsmail.org or call the library at (914) 941-7072.
  • From Recreation and Parks. The Ice Skating Rink has been has been relocated to the Youth Center Field. The village is in the process of setting it up, filling it, adding nighttime lighting … and waiting for a cold snap to have it opened for play.
  • Mayor and Board of Trustees meeting is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12.
  • “While you were sleeping …” Department. The village switched out the surge tank in its Full Water Supply Project pump station in Tarrytown about three weeks ago. During the switch out, the Catskill Water Supply source was pump/relayed to the village by Sleepy Hollow. The actual switchout was actually a short event: the preparation and constant Department of Health testing took longer to complete. The village is in a joint operational agreement with Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow so they can help and assist each other in these types of situations, Zegarelli said.

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