- Published on Sunday, 09 September 2012 01:24
- Written by Super User
The Carolina Beach Town Council will hear a presentation at their September 11, meeting on a proposal for an indoor-outdoor municipal pool. (Photo: City of Hartford Connecticut)
By: WILLARD H. KILLOUGH III
CAROLINA BEACH – The Carolina Beach Town Council will hear a presentation regarding an, “Opportunity to construct a Carolina Beach Aquatics Center” adjacent to the existing Carolina Beach Recreation Center behind Town Hall.
The idea of a swimming pool has been discussed by the Town Council numerous times over the last seven years. Town Councilman Steve Shuttleworth commented Saturday night the Town’s Park’s and Recreation Master Plan adopted in 2008 indicates the community desire for an indoor and outdoor swimming pool.
He said that plan was based on public input at numerous meetings.
Based on information sent to the Council earlier this week by Councilman Shuttleworth, the initial capital expenses would likely total $737,500 for an eight-lane, 25-yard pool with shallow area and deep well. Of that total, pool construction would total $257,500 and other items including an auto sanitization system, locker room and admin facility and “year-around cover bubble”, lighting, landscaping and other related costs would total the $737,500.
Shuttleworth said the “dome” or “bubble” would permit year-round use even during cold weather months.
The project would be financed at a municipal interest rate of 3% over 20 years based on 12 monthly payments per year.
The project would be paid for by user fees. An annual family pass would likely cost $75. The information sent to Council indicates anticipated season pass holders would bring in $93,750 a year. Visitor passes would bring in $15,000 a year. Other uses such as water aerobics instruction, swimming lessons, county school swim team lease, scuba diving classes and other uses would generate a total of $235,750 a year.
The average annual cost to the Town is indicated at $9,157 a year.
Several options are indicated at varying amounts for different pool dimensions but all options list an “8 lane pool” with each option varying in depth.
The Council will hear the full presentation at their upcoming September 11, meeting at Town Hall starting at 6:30PM.