Residents want City and UNB to split costs of new pool

It was just announced last week that UNB’s Sir Max Aitken Pool is set to close later this year after the University and the City of Fredericton failed to come up with a plan that would suit everyone involved.

That decision doesn't impress many, if you read online comments and letters to the editor in the Daily Gleaner and a new survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates shows a small majority of Fredericton residents believe the costs of a new pool should be shared equally between the city and the University.

400 Fredericton residents were polled, and just over one-half of those asked believe the costs of a new pool should be shared equally between the city and the university. 

Two in ten  say the University should pay for most of the costs for a new pool, and a similar number of residents believe the majority of costs should be paid by the city.

Don Mills, Chairman and CEO of Corporate Research says these poll results suggests that residents will hold both entities equally to blame if no resolution is reached between the two for a new pool.