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Old PVAC Building to Receive Solar Panels

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – The old Pleasantville Ambulance Corps building on Marble Avenue and the Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson headquarters on Bedford Road in Pleasantville will both soon be equipped with solar panels in order to use natural sunlight to cut long term energy costs.

“If we can generate some electricity through solar installation then we can save some money in the long term,” said Village Administrator Patricia Dwyer in regards to the solar panels on the old PVAC building.  “The board really likes this idea.”

Dwyer said the panels on the old PVAC building will be funded by leftover money that the village received through a grant received a few years ago that was able to purchase similar panels on the Pleasantville Department of Public Works building.  After costs of the project came in lower than expected, money was left over which will now fund the panels on the Marble Avenue building.

The old ambulance corps building has been vacated for multiple years now after the corps moved their headquarters to a larger location in Thornwood.  Dwyer said that the Pleasantville Recreation Department, which currently shares a building with the Pleasantville Senior Citizens Center, is set to move into the building at a yet to be determined point in 2012 and they will be able to utilize the solar energy.  Dwyer added that due to the length of the buildings dormancy, the village is unsure exactly how much money will be saved through the panels.

Pleasantville Recreation Department Supervisor Linda Bellofatto said she and the rest of the department are excited about the move and the new panels.

“It’s great because we’re going to be moving into a bigger facility that will allow us to do more and also save costs,” Bellofatto said.

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