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Monday, September 19, 2016

Please attend Tuesday!

Last minute meeting notices are par for the course around here. For some reason, city government does not seem very interested in helping its citizens have a voice.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, please attend if you can, the city's Capital Improvements Priorities meeting at 4:30 p.m. in City Hall's first floor conference room. The proposed budget has only 10% of funds needed to fix the pool. This must change. Because of late notice, there's a fear that a smaller contingent of supporters will not have as much impact on the committee.

Here's more from the Save Memorial Pool group.

Project Update: Save Memorial Pool UPDATE ON MEMORIAL POOL STUDY & PLEASE ATTEND CIP MEETING,@ City Hall-3rd Floor Conference Room AND CONTACT THE MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL.

Good news....WE RAISED THE MONEY TO COMPLETE THE $6K PORTION OF THE STUDY!!!! We received many more checks and cash than online, and we just finished counting it up - WE RAISED OVER OUR GOAL!!!

Not-so-good...THE MAYOR & CITY DEPARTMENT HEADS BUDGET PROPOSAL ONLY FUNDS 10% in 2017...must be a pretty small pool for $250,000 or maybe it is for Architecture & Engineering only?

Given the fact that Memorial Pool has been in the proposed Capital Improvement budget AND REMOVED EVERY YEAR FOR MANY YEARS, this is concerning.

What more do we have to do??? Thousands of petition signers...thousands of dollars... tomorrow please attend to make clear at the Budget Meeting: FUND IT COMPLETELY IN 2017!!!

Keep in mind, they could still take out the $250k, so we need to make this decision easy to AT LEAST keep in the $250k *OR* FUND IT COMPLETELY for $2.5million (or more).

Tomorrow will be a similar format to the last CIP meeting, but given the short notice, I am sure we won't have as many people. Talking points should be focused on the urgency for this year, the value of the investment to aquatics/neighborhood revitalization - say something VERY brief.

So, reach out to others who may be able to stop by and encourage people to call their council members for support. In fact, call your council person and the Mayor as well.

THIS WILL BE THE LAST CITY MEETING ON THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BUDGET (for which the Pool is eligible) UNTIL NOV. 3RD, SO THIS ONE IS KEY!!!

Congratulations on the fundraising effort...lets keep making it worth everyone's time and money!!!






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