Pembroke Pool Surveys To Start July 2
This will be the summer of the swimming pool in Pembroke.
The city announced on Monday that telephone surveys, through a partnership with the YMCA and Forum Research, will begin on July 2nd, to explore options to replace the aging Kinsmen Pool.
Mayor Mike LeMay says it’s important to know what the community wants, and the data will be used to form a vision by fall.
"Do they want a new pool, or do they want us to get out of the pool business?", LeMay said on Monday night when asked about the survey by Pure Country 96.7.
"Do they want a pool and maybe an addtional hall, maybe an aquatic centre as well as a centre for other activities? So, all of the ideas will be coming forward", LeMay added.
The city has also set up an oversight committee to keep tabs on the feasibility study, made up of two members of the public and two members of City Council.
The focus is on collecting quality information that the city can work with, LeMay added.
"So that we can make a decision sometime in the fall, on how to proceed, and then we'll start the work", he said.
"So the ball is rolling and that's so important, so it's underway".
Once the data and a vision are in place, it will be up to City Council to decide what to do next and how much to spend on it.
It's estimated the planning and construction of a new aquatic and/or recreation centre could take 2 to 3 years.