Artist’s rendering of suggested Franklin Field pool shows it taking up 12.5% of area

To the editor:

The town pool proposal made last fall to the Pelham Board of Education was turned down by the board and town on the assumption that such a pool complex would take up half of Franklin Field, which space could not be spared.

The present proposal (see images provided by author) shows that the pool complex would take up only about 12.5% of the field. The pool and staff would be paid for by users, as is done in other small municipalities in Westchester and typical of programs offered by our town recreation department.

Michael Treanor

622 Pelhamdale Ave.