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Pool repair estimates: $639,000 to $900,000

March 14, 2014

A Memorial Pool design with a budget estimate of $900,000 to rebuild the aquatic facility closed for several years due to deterioration may be presented next month to City Council....

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Mar-14-14 9:17 AM

I still believe the city could save alot of money by partnering with both colleges and using the talent present there.

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Mar-14-14 9:43 AM

The pools way too big. Like all project this city implements, it was poorly designed. Take off the two L shaped ends and reduce the amount of water and maint. needed. It might be feasible and cost less to renovate. But, $900,000? Good luck raising that in a city where the majority of the land owners are tax exempt entities.

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Mar-14-14 11:09 AM

Sad they are closing east end pool... good times when i was young

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Mar-14-14 12:01 PM

Get rid of the pool. Might as well get rid of Bowman Field. Both are money pits. The new YMCA would have been more feasible in this area. Demolish Bowman Field, build the new YMCA in that area with the pool and park there to make one big place for kids. Bowman Field is used 40/365 days a year or 11% of the time. So 89% it just stands dormant and does nothing but hog up space. Do we even know if it contributes back to the city? just my $.02

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Mar-14-14 12:05 PM

"Campana said the pool will provide recreational activities, encourage healthy living, prevent crime and add quality of life to a destination spot on West Fourth Street."

They took away the basketball hoops at the basketball court because they were finding too many drugs in that area. Would be nice to play a nice game of sand volleyball there in the court but you have to fear of being stabbed by a used needle. If campana wants to make a difference he would resign and/or change the way the city works. Strong mayor government is for big cities, not for small municipalities.

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Mar-14-14 12:28 PM

Why not "impact" money, its not a road, so why not? Seems that they are filtering it to private building, this would at least benefit more people.-Scott

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Mar-14-14 4:15 PM

The Mayor said "litter, swearing and drugs would not be tolerated" and took down the hoops.

In a few months it will have been a year since the Mayor took the hoops down, the trash cans still don't have lids and the litter blows around, swearing continues and you can judge for yourself how effective Williamsport's war on drugs has been.

I personally policed the basketball courts several Monday mornings after the hoops went back up to make sure the Mayor didn't have an excuse to take them back down - took all of 20 minutes, one guy. The problem litter areas were near the picnic tables where the trash had blow out of the cans.

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