Improvements to Chaloner Recreation Center would be the first priority in a Highway 158 corridor plan, city officials said at a forum Tuesday night.
We realize there is probably bitterness today, a lingering bad taste from months of debate on the Chaloner pool debacle.
With possible funding options for a new Chaloner pool all but exhausted, Roanoke Rapids City Council this evening voted by a 3-2 margin to proceed with implementing the Highway 158 masterplan.
New estimates for the construction of a Chaloner Recreation Center pool have come in higher than one presented to Roanoke Rapids City Council in May.
The Chaloner Recreation Center pool project is now one of replacement rather than repair.
The Chaloner Recreation Center pool repair project has received a $10,000 boost from a local ministry.
Obviously, there was a pragmatic, cold, number-crunching side which led to the unanimous approval of Chaloner pool repairs Tuesday night.
Councilman Carl Ferebee made it clear this evening he is not giving up on repairs for the Chaloner pool.
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.