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Meeting planned to help determine city pool’s future

October 15, 2013

Those who care about the city investing $700,000 to repair and reopen Memorial Pool by summer 2015 were asked to attend an upcoming meeting sponsored by the city Recreation Commission....

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Oct-17-13 11:38 AM

Julittem1994- some of the patrons were very unruly, causing the police to be called on an almost daily basis.

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Oct-15-13 8:28 PM

fromtheport - The comma in your first sentence is unnecessary. I want the pool to be opened. And I want services like roads, the Easter Egg Hunt, parks, police and fire protection. Why would you cut those services? Tell me why a city would want to cut services to people who also swim? What's the deal - you're like an anti-swimmer or some sort of swimmer hater?

enoughalready - This meeting is to address the concerns with the pool. It is in need of repair. What sort of problems have the patrons caused with the pool?

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Oct-15-13 3:22 PM

You should have the meeting in their neighborhood, and ask the neighbors what their level of interest and commitment is. Projects should be developed based on the needs expressed within the city's neighborhoods, not in pursuit of available funds.

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Oct-15-13 10:59 AM

The people that are complaining they want this pool open, are the same group of people the city is having problems with. We need to cut services to these people. If it is not easy and comfortable to live here they will leave to areas that cater to their wants.

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Oct-15-13 8:25 AM

just go ahead and get it taken care of. if you can start on a parking deck you can do pool repairs, the city doesn't need any upfront money.

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Oct-15-13 8:18 AM

Save your comments folks for the meeting.... Here is YOUR chance to voice what you think should happen with this area and the FUNDS.

First time I ever heard of a mini golf and arcade.... hmmmm... they must have planned this all along....

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Oct-15-13 7:57 AM

Until the real problems at Memorial Pool are addressed this is just putting lipstick on a pig. If this pool is to reopen it needs to have a management team that is not afraid to take care of the patrons causing problems.

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Oct-15-13 6:39 AM

If the public wants to save the pool let them raise the money necessary to save it. That's what we YWCA patrons did when we were trying to save the warm water pool at the Y. We were told that $500,000 were required. It was fairly easy to raise the money, which we did in a very short period of time. Then they closed the pool anyway. The same could be done with the Memorial pool. Raise the money, close the pool then blow the money on anything they want.

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