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Pool Survey Headed Out To Ottawans

Posted by wlpo on September 28, 2011

Not wanting to end up like Peru, Seneca and Streator when it comes to their closed city pools, Ottawa is looking at their pool’s future.

A public meeting last night gathered opinions on what should be done with the aging Riordan Pool that’s said to have five to ten more years of life left in it.  Engineer estimates have said it would cost over a million to renovate the pool and around three million to rebuild the same pool.

City Finance Commissioner Wayne Eichelkraut thinks a multi-purpose indoor pool may be the best answer.  Members of the Ottawa Y and high school are also concerned about their aging pools.

A committee is mailing a survey to the public to ask what they want to do with Riordan Pool going forward.  They’ll take these results to the city council.

Eichelkraut wouldn’t rule out the possibility of a referendum to pay for a new pool.

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