Things are starting to get active on looking ahead to the first main renovation to the Toledo Pool, now that it has its own source of funds from property taxes approved at the last election.
And it comes as no surprise that the big “fix it” job is replacing the roof. It’s flat – which in a rainy part of the world like the Oregon Coast that’s not altogether the right design. Rainwater pools and saturates the roof and over time it begins to leak. So the first big renovation budget item is replace the roof with one that is more of a ‘A’ frame to it so rainwater runs off.
With the tax money coming in next year, and with a hold-over pool of money still on the books at City Hall, it’s hoped the roof can be replaced in the very near future.
In the meantime, the Greater Toledo Pool Recreation District Board of Directors will be conducting a meeting on this and probably more items on Wednesday, August 23rd, at the Toledo Library up on 7th Street. The board will be discussing some financial issues and getting an update on “donation procedures.” One of the important aspects of creating the new pool recreation district was to not only levy a property tax but also to engage the community, both locally and regionally, for donations toward the long range goals of the district which would include further renovations and perhaps, eventually, a new aquatic center.