RIDGEWOOD - Residents of a historic Bergen County neighborhood are concerned that new ramps, built to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, will ruin the appearance of a 100-year-old pool.
Town officials have been pushing for new ramps to be installed at the popular public pool for the last two years. Graydon Pool in Ridgewood is currently not accessible to the handicapped because ramps leading to it are too steep.
The Preserve Graydon Coalition wants to preserve the sandy, natural look of the pool by installing Mobi-chairs, which would allow riders to be pushed into the water using the existing ramps. The chairs then become flotation devices.