BEAVER – The borough has agreed to pay for ongoing maintenance costs for the Water Complex at Shaw Park, if a new pool is ever built, council President Alexander Andres said.
However, all costs and fees for the proposed rebuilding of the pool, including hiring a project manager, must be covered by fundraisers conducted by the committee group formed earlier this year to work on the effort, Beaver officials said last week.
The committee plans to raise $5.8 million over the next three to five years to rebuild the pool and upgrade the park.
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Andres said discussions between borough officials and the committee about the project are ongoing. Council still has to vote on whether to accept or deny the proposed project from the committee, allowing them to get started with the fundraising plan.
While the original fundraising plan called for a renovation of the existing pool house, Andres said he believes it could be used as a small community center, and believes it would be more cost-effective to build a new pool house instead.
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Nicholas Vercilla is a staff reporter for the Beaver County Times. He can be reached at [email protected].