Beach Renovation Project Update (Nov, 2018)
The Borough will begin work on beach facility improvements at Birchwood Lake this month. The project will involve a gut rehabilitation and modest expansion of existing facilities. Improvements will include: multi-user, ADA-compliant bathroom facilities with changing tables, additional space for lifeguard use, an attached pavilion, additional storage, new fixtures, and upgraded interior and exterior finishes. Work will be completed in advance of the 2019 summer swim season. Island Beach improvements will be addressed after the Birchwood Lake project is completed. This new approach to beach facility improvements was developed after bids to outsource the project failed in 2017 and again earlier this year. By bringing the work in-house, the Borough will be able to significantly reduce costs and keep the project under budget. Stay tuned for more updates, including sketches of the Birchwood Lake project!