PIEDMONT - Commissioner Paula Boggs had good news for the Piedmont City Council this week when she gave her parks and recreation agenda item report.

By Jean Braithwaite
Tribune Correspondent
PIEDMONT - Commissioner Paula Boggs had good news for the Piedmont City Council this week when she gave her parks and recreation agenda item report.
Boggs told her fellow council members that she had received a letter from a lawyer handling the estate of the late Albert O’Brien, who spent his childhood in the community and was a graduate of Piedmont High School.
Saying that Piedmont was one of the beneficiaries of O’Brien’s estate, Boggs said that because of this, the town will receive over $9,000, with this amount “earmarked for playgrounds.”
She said that she had been looking at playground equipment for the Back Street Park, and, “They are very expensive.”
Boggs added that she is also “looking at a KaBoom! Grant” to assist with the purchase of equipment.
In her report on the swimming pool, she said that several fundraising efforts for the pool are underway, including a hoagie sale, 50/50 drawing, and a silent auction.
Boggs said the silent action items would be on display at the Piedmont Library, and included in that auction are two tickets to a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game.
Those wanting more information on the fundraising may call Boggs at 304-790-9447.
Mayor Smith said concerning the pool, “We are trying our best to open by May 27,” and gave an update on the process of repairing leaks at the pool.
He added that the pool has been drained and ready to be pressure washed, and then the painting will begin, with all this to be accomplished before the opening date.