The Parks and Recreation Committee will be meeting at town hall on October 21 at 6:30 p.m. to gather public input related to the future of the Carter Park Pool. Results from a recent online survey will be presented. Interested citizens are welcome to attend.
The Carter Park Pool was built in the early 1990s as a new community amenity. In recent years it has begun to show signs of its age and maintenance costs have risen steadily. While opening the pool in the spring of 2015, town staff discovered that a harsher-than-usual winter had caused significant damage that required more than $60,000 in repairs before the pool could be opened.
Repairs were made and the 2015 season was a great success. At the same time, the town council has asked the Parks and Recreation Committee to work with staff to develop a long-term plan for the aging facility. The council approved an aggressive timeline at their October 6 meeting that calls for a final draft and funding plan to be presented for their approval on January 5, 2016.
The October 21 Parks and Recreation Committee Public Input Session is a part of that timeline. Citizens are encouraged to attend, share their views, and work together with town officials to develop a future for the pool that is best for the community.