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Fix the pool

August 2, 2013

OK, the city wants to borrow $20 million. How about using some of that money to fix the pool at Memorial Park? What about Newberry section; no one seems to care about the kids....

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localguy

Aug-03-13 7:51 AM

In an earlier comment, it was mentioned, the City closed the Communuity Center (Bethune); it was the property owner that changed its mind on the direction of the building not the City. The Center is now located in Trinity Church for those that are unaware.

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wwhickok

Aug-02-13 9:23 PM

First of all, the whole "no one seems to care about the kids" is as false as it gets. Look at basically any post I and several others have made lately for proof.

I agree that I think there should be a plan for reopening the pool in the future however, with as limited funding as there is in the city right now, I do feel there are more important things, such as roads to address.

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nobud74

Aug-02-13 8:57 PM

Magic, I believe the last part of your last post is very accurate. And, I agree with the others here who understand that this is a huge financial undertaking that will be only used as was said by a poster by a very small portion of the population.

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enigma

Aug-02-13 1:27 PM

Williamsport is in a death spiral. The city government has big dreams, but no clue. The population is no better. The whole city is in the toilet and all they can do is whine about a swimming pool. The only thing that will save that pool is a real plan for economic growth. You can't outline a program like that here, but let it suffice to say that the city doesn't have one.

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enigma

Aug-02-13 1:20 PM

radioactive,"I'm sorry, mr. Shaman, but, i find your remarks difficult to understand. Got no problems with you expressing opinions, just don't get 'um."

Sham is a troll. His intention is not to make sense, but to disrupt the conversation. When you see his name, skip that post. You'll be better off.

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Magic1

Aug-02-13 9:00 AM

I'd rather have fixed roads with that 20 million than something that will only be used 3 months of the year and by a select portion of the city. People think that closing the pool is the end of the world! The last time I checked there was a pool in the east end, a river, several creeks, and/or family/friends with pools. It's not like there aren't other places to go. I think the people who are complaining the most about this are the people who now don't have a place to send their kids during the summer and now actually have to watch them

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Magic1

Aug-02-13 8:52 AM

I have attend meetings and read articles. It's more than just simply reopening the pool. The entire pool needs to be removed and rebuilt for several reasons 1. The pool itself is gone, meaning there are cracks in the concrete. 2. The pool will need to be brought up to ADA standard meaning the pool will have to rebuilt with a handicap entrance to the pool among other things to comply with the act. 3. The whole filtering syste, pumps, plumbing etc is out of date and code. Everything I've heard meetings and articles in the paper to reopen the pool will cost well over a million dollars......anyone here willing to have their taxes raised to fix the pool?!? I don't think so!

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Tgrammiex4

Aug-02-13 8:51 AM

What...you're one o' them, there librul anti-capitalists??!!! - Shaman

Please, call me ANYTHING but a liberal. I just think tax dollars should be spent on services for the citizens 1st and foremost.

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Shulski

Aug-02-13 8:34 AM

I think the city wants the twenty million mostly to build a new prison and employ more cops. Problem is, locking people up might not be the answer.

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MrShaman

Aug-02-13 8:23 AM

"More than a pool, put in a water park!" - ToTEXASfromPA

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Whew...a mega-urinal?? I don't know....

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MrShaman

Aug-02-13 8:21 AM

"I'm just waiting for a shooting to occur during the LLWS. That should give our safe little town a nice reputation." - Capricorn1

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You "closeted" Glenn Beck fans are toooooo obvious.

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MrShaman

Aug-02-13 8:20 AM

"Tgrammie I agree and if I were a parent living on the west end of town I would be on the steps of city hall demanding answers. They close a community center and a pool meant to give our kids something to do and continue to waste tax dollars to bring in outside revenue. If the crime continues to escalate, they won't have to worry about outside revenue because no one will want to come here." - Capricorn1

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Yeah...right...the gas/oil industry has "really" laid waste to Houston; that "great ghost-town" in East Texas.

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MrShaman

Aug-02-13 8:16 AM

"The city doesn't want to fix the pool because it only serves locals and it's not a money maker.They want to dump the money into venues that will bring in out-of-towners and thier money." - Tgrammiex4

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What...you're one o' them, there librul anti-capitalists??!!!

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ToTEXASfromPA

Aug-02-13 6:30 AM

More than a pool, put in a water park!

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Capricorn1

Aug-02-13 6:08 AM

Tgrammie I agree and if I were a parent living on the west end of town I would be on the steps of city hall demanding answers. They close a community center and a pool meant to give our kids something to do and continue to waste tax dollars to bring in outside revenue. If the crime continues to escalate, they won't have to worry about outside revenue because no one will want to come here. I'm just waiting for a shooting to occur during the LLWS. That should give our safe little town a nice reputation. They need to place their focus on ALL the citizens of this town.

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Tgrammiex4

Aug-02-13 5:05 AM

The city doesn't want to fix the pool because it only serves locals and it's not a money maker.They want to dump the money into venues that will bring in out-of-towners and thier money.

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