With the signing of an agreement between the Toledo City Council and the newly formed Toledo Pool and Recreation District Board of Directors, the deal is complete – the transfer of the pool to the district is expected to happen around March 1st. And it’s called a Win-Win for the residents of the Toledo area. The city is out from under an aging pool that needs a lot of work, while the district has a new regional tax rate to get that work done.
District Chair Roy Kinion says once they hire a district director they can get the ball rolling on replacing the leaky flat roof that currently covers the building. Then they’ll get busy installing a pitched roof that will be far less prone to leaks.
After that’s done, Kinion says his board will get busy upgrading the building including new siding, a new water circulation system to recycle pool water so they don’t run up their utility bills perpetually heating virgin cold water. They will also properly re-configure the deep end of the pool so high diving can be more safely provided. The roof and pool improvements are estimated to run close to one million dollars and Kinion says applying for grants is a top priority.
Kinion says the new district manager should be on board by early February. The pool’s hours of operation will be expanded – more hours during the week and on the weekends.
So, a pretty impressive future for the Toledo Pool – upgrades, expanded hours and programs. It’s all made possible by the voters of the Pool and Recreation District which conforms to the Toledo Rural Fire Protection District which provides a pretty healthy tax base.