Thursday, February 14, 2013
State responsible for holdup.
Plans to have a controversial handicap ramp fully installed by the start of summer could be undone by Trenton, Village Manager Ken Gabbert said Wednesday night. Under discussion for roughly two years, the council several months ago voted to accept a $40,000 community block grant. When plans were finalized, it was revealed the council would only have to chip in about $8,000 of its own money. The village projected completion of the controversial project by the start of the summer. The state, however, is still reviewing the final design plans. "Hopefully Trenton will make a quick turnaround," Gabbert said.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Dubbed "Option 1," the council voted 3-2 to construct a handicap ramp at Graydon Pool to meet a "moral and legal" imperative.
In yet another 3-2 vote, the Ridgewood Village Council on Wednesday selected a design for a controversial ramp at Graydon Pool with hopes of completion before the summer season. Having secured $55,000 in funds from a county grant, the council majority – Mayor Paul Aronsohn, Deputy Mayor Albert Pucciarelli and Councilwoman Gwenn Hauck – said "Option 1" (see schematics on the right) was the way to go. The design – shorter, with less concrete and a lighter cost than the alternative, "Option 3" – is expected to come at a cost less than $40,000 for the village. The discussion on Wednesday was largely a rehashing of past council chats – and there have been many over the last several years. Preserve Graydon Coalition member Sally Brandes took aim…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The council majority appears in favor of "Option 1," though that design has been opposed by two council members and the Preserve Graydon Coalition.
The saga of a handicap ramp at Graydon could finally be coming to an end on Wednesday after nearly two years of argumenta on costs, aesthetics and the idea of inclusion. The funding for the ramp, aided by a Community Development Block Grant – somewhat surprisingly came through in October in a 3-1 vote. Two ramp options remain, dubbed "Option 3" and "Option 1," and it appears "Option 1" is the favorite of the council majrity. It's been touted as blending into the Graydon surroundings better, using less concrete, and being significantly shorter than Option 3. The council approved up to $95,000 in total toward the ramp in October, with $55,000 coming in the form of the county grant. Councilwoman Gwenn Hauck dismissed comments made by Preserve…