From Toledo Pool:
With the help of a grant from the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund (STCCF), the process to make the necessary repairs and renovations to the Greater Toledo swimming pool has begun. The pool was saved from closure in 2017 by voter approval of a ballot measure establishing the Greater Toledo Pool Recreation District.
Five directors were elected and have since been working diligently to organize the District. This includes hiring pool district manager Paul Steenkolk to oversee the day-to-day operations of the facility. Supporting the efforts of the directors and manager is a group of community volunteers, The Friends of the Greater Toledo Pool. As a result the public has continued to receive the benefits of having this pool in the community: exercise, recreation, training, rehabilitation, employment and perhaps most importantly, swim lessons for our kids.
Now on to the next phase, renovations to make the facility safe, efficient and in good repair. An architectural firm has been hired to create a Master Plan of what needs to be done and how to go about doing it. The Siletz Tribal grant will pay for a structural engineer to prepare a detailed study on what it will take to fix the building’s roof, which is currently not compliant with building code requirements. The District’s directors, manager & friends wish to give thanks to the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz for their generous tradition of community giving. Thanks also go to the Advisory Board of the STCCF for their support and for recognizing the importance of this pool to the people of central Lincoln County.