Two Glenville athletic leagues are getting a step closer to resolving a code issue that has kept them from using buildings on property surrounding their fields.
Last summer, Scotia-Glenville Central School District officials informed the Scotia-Glenville Pop Warner and Scotia-Glenville Softball League that they could not use two buildings at Beukendaal Field on Sacandaga Road because they did not meet building code requirements of the New York State Education Department.
One building houses the bathroom of the first floor and on the second floor is the announcer’s booth and the controls for the scoreboard. The other building houses equipment and concession stands. They sit on district land and are owned by the district.
Among the problems are that the buildings are not handicapped accessible and there is no emergency exit on the second floor.
The Glenville Planning and Zoning Commission has granted preliminary approval of a proposal to subdivide a 2.43-acre portion of the nearly 17-acre field located next to the district’s bus garage so the buildings are no longer on school district property. Final approval could come as soon as the Feb. 13 meeting.
Softball League President Ed Rosenberg said the buildings and the parking lot will be owned by the league.
He said he is glad that this issue is finally getting resolved. Last year, the district was unable to use its concession stands and had to rent portable toilets. Also, the league lost out on revenues because it couldn’t sell food. “When you have limited resources, any expense is not good,” he said.