Claremont council sets April deadline to save outdoor pool
The declining use of the outdoor pool by the public doesn’t warrant a costly renovation, City Manager Guy Santagate said.
Resident and County Commissioner Jeffrey Barrette, who petitioned to save the pool last year, said that simply isn’t enough time to come up with a plan and said he is baffled at the city’s plan to destroy a city resource.
In October, a report compiled by a firm hired by the city to study the pool confirmed that repairs to the pool would not be worth the money.
“The work would reopen a pool that has been available to the city for decades; however, the repairs do not provide a long-term solution to the continued high maintenance costs associated with operating the pool, or provide a permanent fix to the pool tank. As we noted above and in the report, the problems that exist today existed in 1994. This also does not address the bathhouse needs for programmatic, permanent structural repairs, and full compliance for individuals with disabilities,” the report said.
The city’s Parks and Recreation Department had supported the demolition and proposed a $250,000 outdoor splash park to replace it.
The John McClane Clark Outdoor Pool was open eight weeks out of the year.
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