H2A NEW Pool Update
NEW AQUATIC FACILITY UPDATE
As many of you know we have a
small committee that has been working since the spring on the
effort to have a 50 meter pool built on Hilton Head Island.
The committee members are Bill Orton, Carol Hammond, Shannon Stone
and Arlene Williams.
We brought this request to the
Town Parks and Recreation Commission in August as the first step in
getting Town support for the project. As a result of that
presentation, we were asked by the Chairman of that Commission, Mr.
Don Brecker, to study the feasibility of building a new pool and to
work in conjunction with a committee formed by the Island
Recreation Association to determine where opportunities lie to
build it in conjunction with a new Recreation Center. The
Recreation Association committee is comprised of Frank Soule, Mike
Manesiotis and Bill Nicol.
We have been asked to look at,
among other things:
·The need and justification for the pool,
·Programming options for the pool
·The scope of the design we envision,
·An ideal location, and
·Joint venture possibilities.
Any future facility would be
managed by the Recreation Association as the current pool
We are working on refining our
concepts and cost estimates and anticipate making a presentation to
the Parks and Recreation Commission at their meeting on January 11,
2007 at 3:30. It would be to our advantage to have a show of
public support at that meeting and I would encourage members of our
community to be present if possible, or write letters of support
that can be provided to the Commission. (A sample letter is
Another way you can help is by
contacting your County Council member to discuss the need for a 50
meter pool as a complement to the other amenities available to
community. Express to them that this is a much needed
addition to our community that will be a focal point for aquatic
recreation, instruction and competition.
Please contact any of the
committee members with your comments or suggestions. We are
encouraged to be moving the forward with the Town.
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Please read through the Aquatic Facility Proposal we
presented to the Town Park and Recreation Commission in March,
2007. We also provided the Commission with a power point summary
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Aquatic Proposal Power Point