Overfield Twp. approves clubhouse expansion
BY MATT VINE
Wyoming County Press Examiner
Overfield Township supervisors approved the Scranton Canoe Club’s plans for an extension of an existing clubhouse at a public hearing Monday Night.
The group’s plans are to put a 750 square foot extension on the backside of an already existing 9,457 square feet clubhouse, located on the shores of Lake Winola, at an estimated cost of $260,000.
Joseph J. Guzek, a general contractor from Clarks Summit who is working on the clubhouse, said the addition will help keep the structure current with state and federal codes.
“The extension will include a new handicap accessible entrance with bathrooms that are up with Americans with Disabilities Act codes,” Guzek said. “This will also include a new passenger drop off location for wheelchair access.”
Guzek said he is waiting for building permits from Overfield Township before the project can continue.
“The bathrooms inside the clubhouse had not up with federal codes,” Guzek said. “This project will not only make sure the building is up-to-date but also attract more customers to the area as well. “
Township supervisor John Manglaviti, said that he has worked with the Canoe Club for years.
“I feel that these changes to the clubhouse are long overdue,” Manglaviti said.
Guzek said that in order to continue with the project, the club needs to do a survey to clarify where sewage and water lines are.
This should alleviate problems later on, Guzek said.
Rich Buckley, member of board of directors for the Scranton Canoe Club said that the new addition will be a great enhancement for the club.
“This addition will give the club a new look that would attract more people to Lake Winola,” Buckley said.
He added that it would also help area seniors with entering and exiting with the building a lot easier.