Vote for the Pool, vote for Prop 1
October 12, 2023
To the Editor:
I join with you and your publication that this community, Columbia County, NEEDS a public swimming pool.
Community members have been working hard since the closure of our beloved pool after the 2017 season. We are SO close!
This fall, Proposition #1 will ask voters to approve creation of a POOL DISTRICT, under the state regulations that guide Parks and Recreation Districts, RCW 36.69.010. Approving a district is CRITICAL to move forward to build a facility that meets the needs of our community.
A POOL DISTRICT can:
Compete for grant funding to design and construct a pool.
Seek funding through foundations, and legislative entities to support a pool.
Establish fees, rentals and use of the facility for participation.
AND many, many other powers and functions to successfully operate a pool.
A POOL DISTRICT also includes seating five Commissioners whose jobs are to direct and administer district pool activities. We have seven dedicated, highly qualified residents who would like to represent a Board of Pool Commissioners. Any five would be great to resurrect our pool and YOU decide through your vote. PLEASE VOTE!
BUT – None of this works UNLESS the County VOTES YES on Proposition #1 Please support the effort to bring our pool back!
A community pool improves the lives of all residents offering water safety, youth and adult enrichment, spirited competition and long-term health for all!