We realize there is probably bitterness today, a lingering bad taste from months of debate on the Chaloner pool debacle.
The Chaloner Recreation Center pool project is now one of replacement rather than repair.
Obviously, there was a pragmatic, cold, number-crunching side which led to the unanimous approval of Chaloner pool repairs Tuesday night.
Nearly eight months of intense debate ended this evening as three members of Roanoke Rapids City Council shot down a motion to fund repairs of the Chaloner Recreation Center pool.
The city has received a $300,000 bid for installment financing to make repairs to the pool at Chaloner Recreation Center.
The city will seek an installment financing package to fund repairs to the Chaloner Recreation Center pool after council this evening agreed on the matter by a 3-2 vote.
Total repairs for the Chaloner Recreation Center pool are estimated to cost $300,000.
There are no plans to close Chaloner Recreation Center, Roanoke Rapids City Manager Joseph Scherer said following this evening’s city council meeting.
Parks and Recreation Director John Simeon laid out a timetable for renovations to Chaloner pool which includes receiving three quotes on how much the work will cost.
The Chaloner Recreation Center pool will remained closed throughout the summer as the parks and recreation department prepares a plan for what maintenance and repairs will be needed to have the facility ready for next year.