The Town of North Hempstead recently fixed its long broken elevator at Michael J. Tully Park, town officials said, following the approval last year of more bonds to pay for elevator repairs.
The elevator, located inside a three-story building that houses a pool and other facilities, had largely been out of service since January of last year. A temporary chairlift has had to help ferry people with mobility issues up and down the stairs.
Carole Trottere, a town spokeswoman, previously said that 368 patrons used the facility on a typical day. She also said Project Independence, a program run by the town’s Department of Services for the Aging, draws 50 to 60 people per day.
As a result, the elevator’s typical use was 60 to 70 times per day, Trottere said.
The town previously approved $406,270 to fix elevators. The board also voted unanimously to issue $150,000 in new bonds, adding onto $100,000 earlier that year.
The money is going toward upgrading an elevator at Town Hall in Manhasset, elevator cabs in Tully Park and the town’s Public Works Department building in North New Hyde Park.
Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth previously said the town needed extra money because costs exceeded expectations.
Part of the reason for higher than expected costs is needing customized parts for the elevator, Trottere previously said.