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North Castle Working to Save Ehrman Pool

ARMONK, N.Y. - North Castle residents pleaded with the town board Wednesday to save the Anita Louise Ehrman pool.

Board member John Cronin answered the plea with a brief comment.

"The Board is working on a pool referendum but we have no details," he said.

For the past few months, citizens have utilized the public comments segment of town board meetings to request action on saving the pool, which is in debt for renovations made a few years ago. That debt has forced the pool board to put the pool up for sale.

Pool members have urged the town to purchase the pool, which would require a public referendum.

At Wednesday night's meeting a number of residents spoke out about the benefits of the pool again, but Cronin was unable to provide good news.

"We're dealing with bond holders, creditors and the bank, it's not an easy matter," he said.

He did say the Board would attempt to take action soon to avoid pool closure this summer.

Board member Diane Roth opened the meeting with an announcement that her idea to provide bus service to a local supermarket for seniors after the A&P closes has been approved. The only cost to the town will be two gallons of gas per week, which is what will be needed to provide bus service on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The North Castle Recreation and Parks Department will utilize its senior bus to provide the service and 16 seniors have signed up, Roth said.

Town Supervisor Howard Arden read a letter from the Police Department announcing it hired two police officers to replace two who retired last year. The officers are experienced and won't require training, he said. He also announced two more officers will retire soon, which may require the hiring of two more officers.

The Board voted to approve the hiring.

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