EF Executive Director Philip Johnson issued notice recently to the community members of their school pool facilities that he’s sorry but the sports building on campus has been shut down indefinitely.
After getting flooded during a recent thunderstorm, the status of the pool remained uncertain to the group of citizens who pay to use the facilities. “As a result of both this event and some planned maintenance projects later in the fall, we have reluctantly decided to suspend the community use of the Pool and the Sports Building until further notice,” Johnson wrote.
Johnson further elaborated to Patch that the work to the building includes repair/renovations to the men’s locker room, and replacing the wood floors in the gym, dance studio and bowling alley. “Fortunately we have been able to honor our commitment to the Sleepy Hollow Girls’ swim team for their season,” he added.
Johnson can offer no set date for relaunching the community membership program, speculating that this might be “at the earliest” February 2014.
Meanwhile, the school, which for years has been busy maintaining and repairing their square footage and grounds, is now at point, announced Johnson at a recent community reception during their summer summit program, to take on a few more forward-thinking projects.
They have been doing preliminary presentations to the Tarrytown Planning Board on their proposed conversion of a now largely unused library building into dormitory space. They also hope to do a major landscaping project, bringing the campus back to its former Marymount glory at the peak of Tarrytown and, notably, adding more trees.
The landscaping work will be ongoing and begins soon (they are now putting out a request for bids) on approved work to the retaining wall alongside Neperan.
Johnson talks more about the library conversion and the namesake of the building in this video.