Welcome to the Historic Town of Clarkdale
A 2012 Centennial Town
"A Place That Makes Sense"
Town Complex Hours:
Monday - Thursday
Closed Friday & Weekends
P.O. Box 308
39 North Ninth Street
Clarkdale, AZ 86324
(928) 639- 2400
Fax: (928) 639-2409
Historical Society & Museum
March 1, 2012
As a result of the dedicated efforts of community members and town staff, and with the support of the Town Council, the monumental effort to raise funds to open the pool for the 2011 season in Clarkdale resulted in a 3 days per week swim season last summer. The pool had been closed in 2009 and 2010 due to the impact of the nation’s unprecedented recession on the Town’s budget.
Unfortunately, after the 2011 pool season wrapped up, a number of significant issues with the pool’s infrastructure were identified as needing repair or complete replacement. The following are the issues that must be addressed:
The Clarkdale Pool Committee met in November, 2011 to review the status of the pool for 2012. After lengthy discussion and brainstorming, the Pool Committee’s recommendation to the Parks and Recreation Commission and Town Council was that, although they are confident in their ability to raise enough funds to operate the pool in 2012, they do not have the ability to raise the funds necessary to make the capital repairs that are required to open the pool back up to the public for the 2012 pool season.
Both the Pool Committee and the Parks and Recreation Commission have expressed support for the Town to conduct further investigation into whether it is practical to make repairs to the existing pool’s infrastructure; or whether a complete demolition and replacement would be more cost effective and efficient. The Town staff is soliciting proposals from multiple sources in order to explore the costs of both those alternatives, and expects to have cost estimates by April 30, 2012.
Due to the significance of the capital costs associated with all alternatives, once those alternatives and their corresponding cost estimates are in hand, a multi-year funding strategy will need to be considered if the pool is to be re-opened. The Town Staff plans to hold meetings with the Pool Committee, the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Town Council through the spring and summer in order to determine the next course of action relating to operation of the pool. The pool will remain closed until the issues identified above have been appropriately addressed.
All donations made to the pool are qualified as deductible contributions, so businesses and individuals can take advantage of the tax benefit while supporting a valuable community asset.
Donors can leave comments or make reference to Memorial Donations or special recognition in the “Add Special Instructions to the Seller” section before finalizing your donation.
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