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Village of Pleasantville Rejects Rec Center Bids

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Citing the high cost, the Village of Pleasantville rejected the bids that it received in its attempts to build another recreation center.

The village had planned to convert the old ambulance corps building on Marble Avenue into a new recreation center. The village has been without a recreation center since it was forced to close Library Hall, the old recreation center, after the building flooded in 2007.

At Monday’s work session, village trustees revealed that the bids came in at more than $100,000 what they were willing to spend.

“We can’t do it that way,” Trustee Mindy Berard said. “I don’t know where those costs came from. It was a huge disappointment. It was a huge setback.”

Village trustees said they plan to start the bid process again, and will look at changing some of the improvements that need to be made.

“We’ve got some work to do,” Berard said. “We’re going to sit down and look at it all.”

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