The Union Recorder

Local News

February 2, 2013

County revisits pool, garden issues

MILLEDGEVILLE — Thursday’s first-try work session provided the Baldwin County Commissioners quality time to discuss recreational issues such as the proposed community garden at the Collins P. Lee center and pool options.

CSH pool could be a summer substitute

A conventional design-bid-build process at the old recreational pool site is too expensive and couldn’t be done by summer. 

“To rush and construct or renovate to have the facilities would take away time to seek additional funding and keep the cost down,” county manager Ralph McMullen said. “SPLOST money isn’t available for that use right now.”

New pool layout costs more than $2 million, while minor pool and bathhouse renovations run in the $800,000 range.

Central State Hospital Local Redevelopment Authority (CSHLRA) executive director Mike Couch brought an interesting proposal for immediate need.

The State Properties Commission plans to decommission an indoor 25-meter, 3.5-foot lap pool at Central State. A broken pump is the only thing separating the Americans with Disabilities Act-certified pool from full operation.

Since the CSHLRA is a state agency, Couch will request to keep the surplus property next week.

“We don’t need to let it go from Milledgeville and Baldwin County,” Couch said.

Sammy Hall, District 3, said access to the Central State pool gives the county a place to go. Bringing a pool to the south side of town would be another plus, according to District 4 rep Henry Craig.

“This would appear to be a wonderful transition opportunity until we have SPLOST money in the bank,” Craig said.

Markey and Associates Inc., president David Markey drafted the plans and figures for the old recreation pool’s facelift. Markey said the renovation would look like a new pool, but the entire project wouldn’t be finished by summer.

Tommy French, District 2, suggested looking at the pool project as a potentially self-sustaining operation. Having a nice lap pool, splash pad and play-pool could bring surrounding counties.

Text Only
Local News
AP Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
NDN Video
Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station My name is Cocaine Lohan Gets Candid About Her Sex List The 2014 New York Auto Show Meet Johnny Manziel's New Girlfriend Chelsea Clinton Announces Pregnancy Funny: Celebrating Easter with Martha Stewart and Friends Man Accuses 'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer of Sexually Abusing Him As a Teenager Man hit with $525 federal fine after he doesn't pay for soda refill Lea Michele & Naya Rivera Feuding? Jabari Parker declares for the NBA draft Singing Nun Belts Out Cyndi Lauper New West, Texas Explosion Video Swim Daily, Throwback Thursday Don't Be A Tattletale: Bad Bullying Tips For Students The trillest thoughts on marijuana "RHOA" Star Charged With Battery Grizzly Bears Get Snowy Birthday Party Weatherman draws forecast when another technical glitch strikes WGN